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  • Md. commission proposes Uber regulations

    Md. commission proposes Uber regulations
    A judge with the Maryland Public Service Commission proposed Thursday to categorize Uber and other popular rideshare companies as "common carriers" — and subject them to the same regulations as taxis. Uber has threatened to leave the state if the...
  • Chicago budget gap to shrink, but pension payment spike looms

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Chicago said its budget deficit was on track to shrink to just below $300 million in 2015, but a state-mandated increase in pension payments would expand gaps in the future. The projected $297 million operating fund deficit, the...
  • Medical pot shops are no big deal

    Medical pot shops are no big deal
    You'd think licensed dispensaries for medical marijuana were all-ages opium dens from the wariness bordering on paranoia with which state and local officials are grudgingly preparing for them to open. A year ago Friday, Gov. Pat Quinn signed into law...
  • Chicago aldermen cast a brazen vote for self-protection

    Chicago aldermen cast a brazen vote for self-protection
    Just how dumb does the Chicago City Council believe its constituents to be? Really, really dumb. Aldermen on Wednesday approved an ordinance that weakens their own inspector general. They hope Chicago voters will believe the baloney that the City...
  • Medical pot shops are coming! Take a chill pill, folks.

     
    Friday's print column You’d think licensed dispensaries for medical marijuana were all-ages opium dens from the wariness bordering on paranoia with which state and local officials are grudgingly preparing for them to open. A year ago Friday, Gov....
  • Chicago aldermen approve 911 fee hike

    Chicago aldermen approve 911 fee hike
    The Chicago City Council today approved a 911 phone line fee increase without dissent. The fee hike will hit nearly all Chicago residents in September and October just months before the February city elections. The idea is that the 911 fee hike will help...
  • Council OKs six-month hold on residential hotel conversions

    Council OKs six-month hold on residential hotel conversions
    The redevelopment of single-room-occupancy hotels and residential hotels within Chicago will largely come to a halt until early next year, now that the Chicago City Council has passed a six-month moratorium related to those projects. Approved 47-0...
  • Two takes on medical tokes

     
    Opening paragraphs of the Tribune story on what the City Council plans to do about medical marijuana: Aldermen took steps Tuesday to further limit where medical marijuana dispensaries could be located in the city. The dispensaries would be banned from.......
  • Red light ticket spike fallout at City Hall

    Red light ticket spike fallout at City Hall
    A group of aldermen said Monday they will ask City Hall's top watchdog to investigate Chicago's beleaguered red light camera program following a Tribune investigation that revealed a series of suspicious ticket spikes around the city that tagged thousands...
  • Emanuel task force: Raise Chicago minimum wage to $13 by 2018

    Emanuel task force: Raise Chicago minimum wage to $13 by 2018
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s task force recommended Monday that Chicago’s minimum wage be ramped up to $13 an hour by 2018, an idea that comes as City Hall faces pressure to act on the issue while Democrats nationally try to make income disparity a...
  • Nine ways that Chicago is like 'Star Wars'

     Nine ways that Chicago is like 'Star Wars'
    George Lucas, creator of "Star Wars," announced this week that he had chosen Chicago as the home of his new museum. Here's how the city and the movie series are remarkably alike: 1. An invisible power influences events, sometimes with negative results....
  • Chicago's 'big data' sensors a privacy threat

    Chicago's proposal for "big data" collection boxes to observe our mobile devices as we move around the city is a really bad idea. There is no guarantee that someone somewhere won’t identify and track us individually in the future, either a...