Michigan Avenue Black Friday protests cost stores 25-50 percent of sales

Activists who blocked the entrances to stores on North Michigan Avenue on Black Friday to protest the fatal shooting of a black teenager by a white Chicago cop may have split opinions with their tactics.

But their goal of forcing retailers to suffer economic pain on what’s historically the busiest…

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Michigan Avenue Black Friday protests cost stores 25-50 percent of sales

Morning Spin: Battle to be last on ballot as candidate filing deadline day dawns – Chicago Tribune


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Morning Spin: Battle to be last on ballot as candidate filing deadline day dawns
Chicago Tribune
The Illinois House also is in Tuesday, but the Senate is taking a wait-and-see approach before deciding whether to return to the Capitol before 2016 rolls around. Mayor Emanuel is scheduled to fly to Paris for a meeting on the climate later in the week.
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Morning Spin: Battle to be last on ballot as candidate filing deadline day dawns – Chicago Tribune

THE WATCHDOGS: How Midway clout king got out of property taxes – Chicago Sun-Times


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THE WATCHDOGS: How Midway clout king got out of property taxes
Chicago Sun-Times
Bruce Rauner in June to the Illinois Sports Facilities Authority — reported revenue last year of $30.2 million, city records show. As with Park Grill, the key point in whether MAC One has to pay property taxes was … Beyond those moves, state

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Human service agencies call on Springfield to take budget one step further

Illinois’ human service providers are calling on lawmakers and the governor to go beyond passing this year’s fiscal budget – which is five months overdue. They also want a plan passed that covers the next fiscal year. 

Judith Gethner with Illinois Partners for Human Services, says they want both to happen in January so providers can prepare for cuts that are likely to come.

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Human service agencies call on Springfield to take budget one step further