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John Byrne
Reporter at City Hall for the Chicago Tribune.
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Gregory Pratt 4h
NEWS: Toni Preckwinkle admin hired Ed Burke Jr while he was under investigation for sexually inappropriate conversations, other misconduct. At one point Burke Jr. allegedly said his father would “take care of it” if he got in trouble
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Lisa Donovan 14h
Chicago mayoral ballot set at 14 after city elections board rules Dorothy Brown won't appear on ballot and...
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Jason Meisner 18h
Among the items the judge ordered removed from ’s recording studio was this Christmas tree. Kelly’s lawyer said it was an artificial tree, but the judge said she didn’t care. “Christmas is over,” she said. “This tree needs to go.”
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John Byrne 22h
Ald Pat O’Connor taking over for Burke as chairman of Finance Committee. No sign of Burke at meeting so far.
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John Byrne 23h
Replying to @nealsales
. meanwhile will appear on ballot, election board rules. So mayoral field set with 14 candidates.
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John Byrne 23h
Replying to @DorothyForMayor
Election board rules name will not be on mayoral ballot.
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John Byrne 24h
. in front of election board now, arguing fraud in challenge of her ballot petitions.
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John Byrne Jan 22
New City Council seating chart with Ald Burke removed from his spot of preeminence as Finance chairman, slotted instead numerically into the 14th Ward position.
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Amanda Vinicky Jan 19
About to go to bed so I can be up bright and early for while continues his recovery. Set your clock radio (who am I kidding? Set your Alexas/Google Homes) for 7 a.m., for , and 's . HUGS RICK!
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Meredith Frost Jan 20
It's Buzz Aldrin's 89th birthday today. Let's not forget the time he punched a moon landing denier in the face.
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John Byrne Jan 20
Replying to @John_Kass
There you have it! I’ll await the sentence then carry it out.
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John Kass Jan 20
Judge Dibs will have more on this later. I've consulted the sacred Dibstitution and there's nothing mentioning "preemptive dibs." May God have mercy upon them, because Judge Dibs won't.
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John Byrne Jan 19
Thanks for heads up.
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Hal Dardick Jan 19
This is a continuation of the union-backed battle for Council change that started with Daley's "Big Box" (living wages at large retailers) veto in 2006 - Amid departures and upheaval, progressive candidates see path to Chicago City Council
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John Byrne Jan 19
I call bullshit. Nobody dug out these spots. Preemptive dibs ain’t dibs at all.
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John Byrne Jan 18
To everyone who had flights canceled at Chicago airports this afternoon and evening onaconna the nonexistent snowmaggedon, I’m freaking enraged on your behalf. What a clown show.
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John Byrne Jan 18
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Jason Meisner Jan 18
looked extremely pleased. His lawyers did too. Many people will see this as a slap on the wrist.
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Jason Meisner Jan 18
Because Judge Gaughan sentenced on second-degree murder and not aggravated battery with a firearm, he gets day-for-day credit... meaning he serves 50 percent of the 81-month sentence. And he gets credit for the three months already spent in jail.
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Jason Meisner Jan 18
///BREAKING/// Van Dyke will only have to serve half the time with good behavior, meaning he could be out of prison in a little over three years.
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