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the morning cram [100 days of Rahm edition]

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After 100 days in office as Chicago’s Mayor, Rahm Emanuel sounds off on his new job.

NPR reports that Emanuel’s transition from the White House’s Chief of Staff to Mayor may have paid off for both Rahm and Chicago.

Kentucky~ McCracken County works on getting cash in the hopes of bringing MSU to Paducah. The Paducah Board of Education nudged the tax rate up. Nortonville’s water system is falling apart. GOP says Beshear’s campaign fundraising needs a closer look.

Tennessee~ No need to dismantle that bridge, just blow it up! The youngest hitman ever is sentenced. Making the jump from two-year to four-year school just got a lot easier.

morning cram [tarp edition]

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US foreclosures matched their highest level on record at the end of last year.

NPR reports the Troubled Asset Relief Program’s (TARP) special inspector general says the program is broken.

KENTUCKY~ A Paducah/McCracken County merger would need to sort out what police get paid. The National Symphony Orchestra will strike chords across the Commonwealth (in Paducah Monday). House members passed the most sweeping reforms to the state’s penal code (since 1970.) A Senate Committee thumbs their noses at environmentalism, calls for sanctuary from the EPA, and US Congressman Ed Whitfield wants the EPA to leave gas alone too.  Backyard artifacts get more protection from the state Antiquities Act. Folks in Kentucky needing driver’s licenses or ID before Tuesday are out of luck. A Murray artist will paint the Governor (in oil).

TENNESSEE~ Union City’s mayor tries to cheer up local officials amidst the Goodyear plant’s impending closure.

ILLINOIS~ Honeywell & USW pen in another date. Attorney General Lisa Madigan rakes in $1bil for the state (on a tight budget).

morning cram [lone wolf edition]

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“Experts say to expect more undercover cases in 2011, because the agency has clearly decided that the best way to battle the growing threat of homegrown terrorism in this country is to confront the suspects directly.”

NPR tracks down lone-wolf terrorists.

KENTUCKY ~ Hopkinsville’s newly elected officials are official. Better teachers, better evaluations needed, says lawmaker. One judge tells the Louisville Orchestra to pay its musicians, while another says instant racing is OK, group to appeal. Gambling proposals defunct in the 2011 session. HVAC inspections become law.

TENNESSEE ~ An FBI inquiry leads to more revenue oversight in state government, while in Clarksville drunks get free rides.

ILLINOIS ~ Metropolis officials try to regulate their first strip club.