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23 MINS AGO - Chicago Tribune

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NFL draft returns to Chicago: 'You can't believe how far things have come'

Gil Brandt admits he's eager to settle into Chicago this week for the NFL draft, intrigued as much as anybody by the pomp and circumstance exploding around downtown.

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3 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Illinois GOP targets political hiring; Democrats wary

(AP) — Illinois Republicans have unveiled legislation backed by Gov. Bruce Rauner they say will clean up state hiring rules that allow a governor to hand out jobs to loyal lieutenants instead of hiring strictly on merit. In recent years, investigations showed IDOT hired more than 250 employees into jobs the agency described as performing duties that would exempt them ...

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4 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Indianapolis gets federal help to combat violence in city

The moves include an FBI decision to split its Indianapolis office into two divisions, with one covering violent crime and another focused on gangs, and an Indianapolis police effort to target six hot spots they say are the city's most dangerous. The FBI changes are similar to those seen in Chicago and New York, said Kevin Lyons, the assistant special ...

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10 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Chicago block named for 12-year-old cancer patient

Greenwood neighborhood has been renamed to honor a 12-year-old cancer patient who lives nearby. The family recently decided to stop chemotherapy once doctors said the treatments wouldn't help.

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15 HOURS AGO - Chicago Tribune

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Chicago-area Nepalese work to reach family and support earthquake relief

Nepalese in Chicago are working to reach family back home and organize efforts to help their native country deal with the "chaos" wrought by a 7.8-magnitude earthquake that devastated the South Asian nation of Nepal.

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