Monday, June 13, 2011

Safer pedestrian crossings could be on the way

Posted By on 06.13.11 at 10:52 AM

What does the future of pedestrian traffic in Chicago look like? The city’s new transportation chief has some ideas. (Sun-Times)

Oops. A bookkeeping error showed the county had $90 million more in tax revenue in 2010 than it actually did. But President Toni Preckwinkle says the error won’t have an adverse effect on the county’s financial situation. (WBEZ)

Mayor Emanuel is adding 150 beat cops to the streets, as he works toward his goal of boosting the force by 1,000. (Tribune)

After a quarter century in prison, an ex-inmate who claims to have been tortured by Chicago cops is readjusting to the fast pace of life. (Tribune)

Daley’s hardest year: 2004, which was fraught with scandal and personal difficulties. (Sun-Times)

A family of deer has taken up residence in Boystown, living in a gravel courtyard near Belmont and Halsted. (Sun-Times)

Combining health care services and other cost-cutting ideas could save the city and county $140 million, according to a new report. (Chicago News Cooperative)

The man who cussed out Mayor Daley as he was leaving City Hall for the last time now faces felony charges. (Tribune)

Forty-sixth Ward alderman James Cappleman, one of two openly gay members of the City Council, is looking forward to a civil union with his longtime partner in October. (Sun-Times)

When word came out that a half-American blogger whose nom de plume was Gay Girl in Damascus was abducted by Syrian government forces, an online movement to support her grew. But it turns out it’s a hoax, and the blogger is a 40-year-old American living in Scotland. (Washington Post)

Harold Camping, the California preacher who predicted the Rapture would come last month — wait, no, in October — was hospitalized last week after suffering a stroke. (Oakland Tribune)

U.S. rep. Anthony Weiner will enter a treatment center, as new photos emerge and his colleagues call for him to resign. (NY Times)

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