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27 MINS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Illinois gives early OK to $100M for Obama museum

Illinois legislators advanced a plan Thursday to devote $100 million in state construction funds to bring the Obama presidential library and museum to Chicago. Lawmakers said the money was intended to sweeten a city bid, noting that Hawaii, where Obama was born, and New York, where he attended college, also are interested in housing the presidential artifacts and records. Emanuel ...

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1 HOUR AGO - Yahoo! News

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U.S. barbecues grow pricier as beef, pork reach record highs

With the Chicago weather finally getting a little nicer, Chris Anderssen wanted to grill some burgers outside for a group of family and friends. When she got to the meat aisle at her local Jewel-Osco supermarket, a case of sticker shock made her change the menu: extra lean ground beef was $4.99 a pound. Retail beef and pork prices reached ...

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2 HOURS AGO - Yahoo! News

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Tom Berman named deputy for AP's Central Region

CHICAGO (AP) — Tom Berman, a veteran editor and leader at The Associated Press who has directed coverage of stories ranging from air disasters, terror attacks and the ongoing unrest in Ukraine, has been named the cooperative's new deputy editor for the U.S. Central Region.

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4 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Judge puts off ruling in suit against Rutherford

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge has delayed a decision about granting Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford's (ROOTH'-ur-furd) request to throw out a lawsuit filed against him by a former employee. The lawsuit came in the midst of Rutherford's failed bid for the Republican nomination for Illinois governor.

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4 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Search for Chicago site for George Lucas museum

Emanuel gave the group until mid-May to find a spot that's accessible to all Chicago neighborhoods and that's big enough to house the potential museum.

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