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Parking meter rates rise again in 2012

As the year starts, Chicagoans have gotten another reminder of why the parking meter lease has been so deeply unpopular.


  Filling a gap left by budget cuts, Chicago school offers coveted music education

The People’s Music School in Chicago is trying to fill the gap in music education left by budget cuts to public school music programs. The tough part? Getting in.


Photo: Chicago under the bubble

The windy city may become the snowy city.


Rep. Mike Quigley on the chances of passing gun control legislation

Rep. Mike Quigley of Illinois talks with Need to Know’s Jon Meacham about the chances of gun control legislation passing in Congress after the shootings in Arizona.


Photo: Above and beyond

Dog tags of the more than 58,000 service men and women who died in the Vietnam War hang from the ceiling of the National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum in Chicago on Veterans Day, November 11, 2010.


  How to be mayor of Chicago

In our new advice column, Just Ask, Peter Sagal advises a longtime politico on how to reshape his image.


Crowdsourcing ‘violence interruption’ in Chicago

At Pop Tech, an unlikely partnership forms between an infectious disease expert fighting gun violence and a crisis mapping website.

Tuesday morning roundup

D.C. has a new bikeshare program, global poverty is decreasing, and the FBI makes a fake bomb.


Blagojevich guilty of lying to FBI, as jury deadlocks on most counts

The former Illinois governor was convicted of lying to FBI agents, but the jury hearing his corruption case was divided on 23 other charges. Prosecutors vowed immediately to retry the case.

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