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Extra Extra: Last-Ditch State Emergency Budget Proposal Fails In House Vote

By Rachel Cromidas in News on Jul 1, 2015 10:05PM

  • The Illinois Democrats' last ditch effort to save the state government from fiscal collapse with a one-month budget to fund critical services failed in the House Wednesday afternoon. [Sun-Times]

  • Here's a handy guide to Chicago's pot possession laws, for Deadheads and other readers who might be interested in lighting up. [DNAinfo]

  • Two squatters-turned-landlords in Beverley have been arrested after allegedly renting out a home they did not own. [DNAinfo]

  • Is the Chicago River a place for wildlife, or pollutants? A reporter took a tour to compare the River's current image to how it was regarded in its pre-Riverwalk days. [Reader]

  • Some very classy Boystown party promoters have nixed a racist party name following backlash over their party poster with the word "Savages" and a man in face paint. [DNAinfo]
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