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Tweet Follow me ABC7Chicago.comJanuary 25, 2014 (CHICAGO) (WLS) — A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued from 3 a.m. Sunday until 6 a.m. Monday for snow and blowing snow, with 2 to 4 inches forecast by Sunday evening. Dangerous Cold: How to prepare for winter storms, … and more …read more Source: Chicago Weather News From Google ...

Tweet Follow me Chicago Weather: ‘Dangerously cold’ winds, snow hit againABC7Chicago.comJanuary 24, 2014 (CHICAGO) (WLS) — A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until 6 a.m. Saturday as gusting winds drive wind chills down to at least 15 below zero. Dangerous Cold: How to prepare for winter storms, extreme cold | Winter driving …‘There is no foreseeable end to the deep cold here’Chicago Tribune3 dead due to cold weather in PennsylvaniaUPI.comSubzero Temps Gone —...

Tweet Follow me Extreme cold, snow add up to big billsABC7Chicago.comChicago weather: Extreme cold, snow add up to big bills. Updated at 10:30 PM today. Extreme winter weather getting old, costly. <param name="movie" … …read more Source: Chicago Weather News From Google ...

Tweet Follow me We’ve embarked on a “War on Terrorism” that doesn’t have fronts on a map, or massed armies. Fighting to win means engaging in ways that win the hearts and minds of people half-way ’round the world from us, people who listen to neither Jon Stewart nor the Fox network to inform their opinions of the USA. Foreign policy:more than insuring oil supplies and limiting nuclear proliferation. All our military strength and intelligence gathering wasn’t enough to stop the terrorist...

Tweet Follow me More at Zennie62.com | Follow me on Twitter! | Get my widget! | Visit YouTube | Visit UShow.com YouTube , MySpace, Metacafe, DailyMotion, Blip.tv, StupidVideos, Sclipo and Viddler (Topics:  John Hughes, Chicago, movies, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Sixteen Candles, Zennie Abraham) When I learned that John Hughes passed away, SFGate.com referred to one of his films “Sixteen Candles” and I thought: What?! Heck with that; the best John Hughes film ever was “Ferris Bueller’s...

Tweet Follow me More at chicagotribune.com: “WASHINGTON – Roland Burris and Democratic Party leaders headed toward a symbolic showdown at the door of the U.S. Senate on Tuesday as the former Illinois attorney general presses his claim to a disputed seat. Burris said in an interview Monday evening that he intends to try to walk onto the Senate floor to be sworn in with incoming senators when the Senate convenes Tuesday despite declarations from party leaders that they will prevent the 71-year-old, longtime...

Tweet Follow me More at Chicago Breaking News: “Like many Americans, Barack Obama spent today getting things organized so he could head back to work after an extended holiday vacation. But the president-elect’s departure from Chicago’s Midway Airport for a flight to Andrews Air Force Base brought with it some emotion, as he left behind an empty home and the city most associated with his historic political rise. “I gotta say I choked up a little bit leaving my house today,” he told reporters...

Tweet Follow me More at FOXNews.com Transition Tracker: “CHICAGO — The Illinois House committee investigating a possible impeachment of Gov. Rod Blagojevich won’t subpoena two incoming White House advisers, the committee chairwoman said Saturday, shutting down a request from the governor’s attorney. In a letter received by the committee Friday, U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald asked the special investigative committee specifically to not subpoena President-elect Barack Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett,...

Tweet Follow me More at SFGate.com : “In a move intended to force public testimony from President-elect Barack Obama’s inner circle, a lawyer for Gov. Rod Blagojevich has asked the legislative panel considering impeachment of the governor to subpoena more than a dozen witnesses, including Obama’s incoming chief of staff.” — Blago knows where the bodies are buried, but not with Obama’s people. Things will get interesting when — and if — Blago turns to the Illinois legislature...

Tweet Follow me If you’re on Twitter you may have noticed – or may not have seen — that I just landed in Denver.  But here I am after having caught a flight from Oakland to this hub with the intent of catching another flight to Atlanta.  That flight, UAL 7515, which was to leave at about 7 PM, was delayed to 9:19 PM, giving me time to catch up on stuff like blogging.  I think this is the fourth time I’ve been at DIA this year, the other three trips courtesy of my work at the...

Tweet Follow me Hard Times Without Studs: A heartfelt blog post. Tom Englehardt rightly points to radio host Laura Flanders mention of the Chicago Labor protest by over 200 workers and how President-Elect Barack Obama supported their efforts. It’s a new day; a shock to a generation raised on the idea of union-busting without even knowing what unions are, let alone why they exist. ...

Tweet Follow me Reid: Blagojevich Must Go, Must Not Make Appointment Blagojevich gets more in more in hot water, with reported 50 democrats including President-Elect Obama calling for the Gov. to step down. ...

Tweet Follow me Chicago Business News, Analysis & Articles | Illinois’ top lawmakers to strip Blago of senate pick power | Crain’s: “(Crain’s) — The state’s top two legislative leaders Tuesday said they will move fast to seize control of the process of selecting a replacement for Barack Obama in the U.S. Senate, taking that power away from Gov. Rod Blagojevich.In separate statements, House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President Emil Jones said they will call a special legislative session...

Tweet Follow me While people around the country were peacefully celebrating now President-Elect Barack Obama’s victory, there were  groups of African Americans that were not able to do so without attack, and all of this happened right in the backyard of President-Elect Obama: Chicago. Here’s one video explaining the events that led to a class-action lawsuit:In this video below, it’s claimed that five White police officers on Chicago’s West Side broke into her home and brandished a...

Tweet Follow me No allegations against Obama in Illinois: official | Politics | Reuters: “CHICAGO (Reuters) – President-elect Barack Obama was in no way implicated in the federal corruption charges against the governor of his home state of Illinois, a fellow Democrat, the U.S. prosecutor in the case said on Tuesday. “I should make clear the complaint makes no allegations about the president-elect whatsoever,” said U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald.” ...

Tweet Follow me Blagojevich arrested on federal charges – Chicago Breaking News: “Updated at 9:17 a.m.: Blagojevich also was alleged to be using a favors list, made up largely of individuals and firms that have state contracts or received taxpayer benefits, from which to conduct a $2.5 million fundraising drive before year’s end.Even Blagojevich’s recently announced $1.8 billion plan for new interchanges and “green lanes” on the Illinois Tollway was subject to corruption, prosecutors...

Tweet Follow me Ok.  So you’re wondering what President-Elect Obama’s weird and little known likes and interests are? Here’s a list just presented by Denise Hawkins on the Obama listserv: He collects Spider-Man and Conan the Barbarian comics • He was known as “O’Bomber” at high school for his skill at  basketball • His name means “one who is blessed” in Swahili • His favourite meal is wife Michelle’s shrimp linguini • He won a Grammy in...

Tweet Follow me Guest blog by Lynn Voedisch Somehow we received a ticket to the Election Night party, good for a guest and myself. I thought this was no big deal, but learned later, when I was doing some work Election Day that many people had requested tickets and almost no one was lucky enough to get them. So, I figured the stars were shining on me. After rushing to pack a few things, as we were staying overnight in our downtown condo, I took the El, which became progressively more crowded until the subway became...

Tweet Follow me This is historic, and not just because Obama is African American, but because of the sheer reach of this campaign and the number of people involved in it. FULL TEXT of SPEECH: PRESIDENT-ELECT BARACK OBAMA: If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible; who still wonders if the dream of our founders is alive in our time; who still questions the power of our democracy, tonight is your answer. Its the answer told by lines that stretched around schools...

Tweet Follow me After the rainiest day in recorded Chicago history, residents across the area faced more storms, closed roads and flooded basements Sunday as the remnants of Hurricane Ike were expected to arrive. Saturday’s rainfall, as measured at O’Hare Int’l Airport, was at least 6.63 inches, breaking the city calendar-day record of 6.49 on Aug. 14, 1987 read more | digg story ...