Archive for April, 2010

Rehabbing foreclosed properties

Nearly two years ago, the Obama administration passed the federal Housing and Economic Recovery Act. With that came some $4 billion for state and local governments to buy and rehab foreclosed properties.

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Teens and cyberbullying

Teenagers use a wide array of social media tools and spend an increasing number of hours online each day, but online activity can often turn into abusive behavior known as cyberbullying.

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The U.S. Senate takes on financial regulation reform

The battle over regulating the financial markets is heating up this week, as President Obama gets ready to hit the road to urge support for a Senate bill to increase federal oversight of big banks.

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Singapore’s prime minister

Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong traveled to Washington, D.C. to meet with 47 other nations at the Nuclear Security Summit this week. He stopped by Chicago Tonight to talk about Singapore and its relationship with the U.S.

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Chicago has a vice mayor?

The Chicago budget is under increasing pressure. City workers have been forced to take furlough days. The city shut down non-essential services three days last year. It’s a time you’d think every budget line was under scrutiny – but Chicago Tonight has found a little-known city office that has a budget and staff, but no […]

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Living longer: implications of an older society

Forty years from now, more Americans will be over the age of 60 than under the age of 15. A recent study by the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on an Aging Society suggests that Americans will live even longer than predicted by the U.S. government: on average, according to the MacArthur report, men will live […]

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Spring break for the birds

Fifteen or twenty years ago, this would have been an unlikely sight. Dozens of American white pelicans, or rough-billed pelicans, as they’re also known, are currently resting at Nelson Lake in Batavia. The lake has become an annual stopover for these birds. Their visit to Kane County is temporary as they migrate north for the summer. […]

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