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‘Chicago ID’ will offer more access to city services

‘Chicago ID’ will offer more access to city services

September 25, 2017

Chicago’s expanded municipal ID program is reaching out to under-served residents with limited access to city services.City Clerk Anna Valencia announced a “3-in-1” benefit to municipal ID holde...

Missing student, faculty member found

By Alexandra Kukulka

November 5, 2012

When members of the Columbia community go missing, the college aids in the search to find them.Recent efforts focused on professor emeritus Bernard Wideroe of the Art & Design Department, reported missing Oct. 8, and DeLontay Cooper, a freshman fashion studies major, reported missing Oct. 23.Both have been found, according to Robert Koverman, associate vice president of Safety & Security. However, Wideroe, 74, died from ...

Restaurant Week satisfies hungry Chicagoans

By Kaley Fowler

February 6, 2012

With more than 6,000 restaurants in the city, finding somewhere to eat isn’t terribly difficult. Deciding on a restaurant, however, can be more problematic. That’s where Chicago Restaurant Week comes in.Chicago will hold its fifth annual Restaurant Week, a 10-day showcase of more than 230 restaurants throughout the city and suburbs, from Feb. 17–26. Eateries will offer special prix fixe menus priced at $22 for lunch ...

Dog contest not solution

By Editorial Board

January 17, 2012

Chicago is going to the dogs. In order to raise more awareness about this year’s supposed crackdown on dog registration laws, City Clerk Susana Mendoza announced Chicago’s first “Dog of Distinction” contest.Dog owners who register their dogs from now until the end of March will be entered into the contest. Five semifinalists will be drawn at random to compete for the main prize, which includes a custom-designed dog tag,...

Car ads add cash

By Vanessa Morton

October 10, 2011

City vehicle stickers are easy to forget once they are pasted to car windshields. However, for the 2012–2013 year, a new idea could attract millions of dollars in new revenue to Chicago.Currently, vehicle stickers bring in $100 million to the city every year. Everyone who has a car in Chicago for more than 30 days must purchase a vehicle sticker. This is a wheel tax on Chicago drivers, said Kristine Williams, media contact...

Election rundown: city clerk candidates

By Heather McGraw

January 31, 2011

Chicago City Clerk Miguel del Valle is leaving office after four years to run for mayor, which leaves the position open to new candidates with new ideas.The two candidates vying for the job are Illinois State Representative Susana Mendoza and Commissioner Patricia Horton of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District.The city clerk is essentially the record keeper for the city of Chicago, according to Kristine Williams, sp...

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