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Extra Extra: Bill Clinton And Rahm Emanuel Announce New Infrastructure Funds

By Samantha Abernethy in News on Mar 2, 2012 12:00AM

  • Former President Bill Clinton joined Mayor Rahm Emanuel today to announce a massive $200 million fund for energy-efficient improvements for city buildings, transportation and other projects. It's part of the Chicago Infrastructure Trust, which could attract $1 billion in funds from investors, banks and major corporations. [Crain's]

  • A 9-year-old girl raised in a west suburban brothel was scared when she heard “strange things” coming from the basement bedrooms, a judge was told. But the little girl still wants to live with the madam who adopted her and her 3-year-old sister at birth, a therapist testified in Cook County Child Protection Court. [Sun-Times]

  • The unemployment rate in Illinois was 9.4 percent in February, dropping for the 5th month in a row. [Fox]

  • A Chicago fugitive was caught in Poland, seven years after he fled. [Tribune]

  • A 39-year-old Carol Stream man has been charged with sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl. [ABC7]

  • Not eating meat tomorrow? Check out this Lenten Fried Fish Survival Guide. [Serious Eats]

  • The first Playboy Club opened 51 years ago. [Vancouver Sun]

  • More “legislative scholarship” trouble: State Rep. Monique Davis awarded them to 10 people whom records show live outside her district. [Sun-Times]