News: October 2008 Archives

Chicago #8 on Global Cities Index

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"Cities bear the brunt of the world's financial meltdowns, crime waves, and climate crises in ways national governments never will."  Check out the rankings and the articles posted by Foreign Policy, A.T. Kearney, and The Chicago Council on Global Affairs.

I've heard Chicago referred to as the most cosmopolitan provincial (or provincial cosmopolitan) city.  Is Chicago a Global City?  Why or why not?

John Burge Charged with Lying about Police Torture

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Retired Chicago Police Commander Jon Burge was arrested Tuesday on charges of perjury and obstruction of justice in relation to the decades-long police torture scandal in Chicago.  Here's the Tribune article.

The Chicago Reader's John Conroy has been reporting on the story for two decades.  The Reader's police torture archive includes a who's who on the scandal and 20 questions for Mayor Daley.

Chgo Matters: Recycling at the Sears Tower

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Chicago Matters: Growing Forward: Taking Recycling to New Heights
"More than 8,000 people work at the Sears Tower. You can imagine how much garbage all those people produce...In less than two years, the building has gone from recycling seven tons of paper a month, to nearly 50."

Part of the Chicago Matters series on WBEZ, WTTW, and the Chicago Reporter.  See also Green Chicago in the Resource Section or go to the Environmental Studies Program Open House today at 5 pm in Pick Hall.

What do you think about recycling in Chicago?

Chicago Marathon results

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Yesterday's Chicago Marathon drew 33,033 runners from around the world to its 26 mile course through nearly 30 neighborhoods. The first to finish was Australian Kurt Fearnley at 1:30:16 in the men's wheelchair division. The first men's runner to finish was Kenyan Evans Cheruiyot in 2:06:25, the first women's runner was Russian Lidiya Grigoryeva in 2:27:17, and the first women's wheelchair placer was Amanda McGrory from Champaign in 1:55:12.

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