Chicago Tribune Daywatch
December 2, 2016 View email in browser

Chicago tops 700 homicides for first time in nearly two decades — with nearly a month to go in violent 2016

In a year of relentless violence, Chicago has hit another gruesome milestone: Exceeding 700 homicides for the first time in nearly two decades.

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Rauner’s veto leaves CPS with a big budget gap to cover

Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed a bill that would have sent $215 million to Chicago Public Schools for teacher pensions, demanding the money come as part of broader pension reforms.

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Local taxpayers picking up larger share of school district funding

Property taxes and other local cash now make up 67.4 percent of revenue for schools, the highest percentage in 15 years. Illinois contributes 24.9 percent — one of the lowest shares in the U.S.

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North Side beer bar drops MillerCoors over Trump

A Chicago bar is dropping all MillerCoors products five months after a member of the Coors family co-hosted a fundraiser for president-elect Donald Trump.

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Brothers slain in Lockport described as close friends and ‘good guys’

Brothers Marco and David Ceja Sanchez, described warmly by those that knew them, were found shot death in a Lockport town home they were working on, according to police.

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Stateville’s controversial ’roundhouse’ prison area is finally shuttered

Stateville’s controversial “roundhouse,” which has long been criticized for safety issues, closed after the last 36 inmates were transferred.

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Jewel-Osco hopes to burnish image with contemporary store at Clark and Division

Coming soon to the northwest corner of Clark and Division streets in Chicago: The swankiest, most contemporary Jewel-Osco to date.

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A musical about the ‘Miracle’ Cubs? It could happen

Billy Marovitz, part of a longtime Chicago political family, has an in-the-works musical about the Cubs titled “Miracles Do Happen.”

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