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  • Public input sought on potential rules for Orland pet shops

    Public input sought on potential rules for Orland pet shops
    Orland Park's Public Safety Committee is seeking residents' input on whether the village should regulate pet shops that sell dogs from large-scale commercial breeders, which critics call "puppy mills." In a statement from the village, Trustee Pat Gira...
  • Food carts face rough path in Chicago

    Food carts face rough path in Chicago
    From Beijing to Berlin, and in cities across America, food carts have become hot attractions. Regulars visit them every day. Tourists seek them out. Los Angeles, Portland, Seattle, Austin, New York … all enjoy a thriving mobile-food trade....
  • Voice of the People, Apr. 14

    Leaf-blowing assaults It's lawn-care combat season again, and I recently experienced the first noise attack. I find it offensive to step outside my door and have the peace of the neighborhood drowned out by the obnoxiously loud whine of a leaf blower....
  • Heads up, City Hall. You have to pay for pension repairs.

    Heads up, City Hall. You have to pay for pension repairs.
    The Illinois General Assembly delivered a special package Tuesday to the Chicago City Council: a pension fix that probably requires aldermen to raise property taxes — less than a year before they stand for re-election. Given the terrible...
  • Dirty reusable bags still better than plastic

    Dirty reusable bags still better than plastic
    Shortly after my Wednesday column extolling reusable shopping bags went live, I began hearing from the germaphobes reminding me of all the microscopic ick that lives in the unwashed totes of the greener than thou. Several readers pointed me to a 2010...
  • Emanuel's pension plan hits speed bump in Springfield

    Emanuel's pension plan hits speed bump in Springfield
    SPRINGFIELD — Mayor Rahm Emanuel, House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton on Wednesday tried to quickly push through a sweeping plan to raise Chicago property taxes and cut city worker retirement benefits, but hit the...
  • Chicago aldermen OK $6.6 million to settle lawsuits

    Chicago aldermen OK $6.6 million to settle lawsuits
    A key Chicago City Council committee today endorsed paying more than $6.6 million to settle two lawsuits, one for a man who spent more than three years behind bars after police allegedly fabricated his murder confession and another for a now-disabled...
  • Cubs announce new remote parking lot

    Cubs announce new remote parking lot
    Chicago Cubs fans going to night and weekend games will be able to park free this upcoming season in a new remote lot with nearly twice as many spaces as the old one at DeVry University, the team announced today. Setting up a new remote lot with 1,000...
  • Ban plastic bags

    I was appalled hear the views of the Chicago City Council about banning plastic bags from the City of Chicago.  This is the 21st century and we need to be concerned about our environment and the state of our landfills. They are afraid that businesses...
  • Carothers, ex-alderman and convicted felon, fails to make comeback

    Carothers, ex-alderman and convicted felon, fails to make comeback
    Former Ald. Isaac “Ike” Carothers' fell short Tuesday in his attempt at a political comeback following a public corruption conviction, finishing third in a five-way Democratic primary contest for Cook County Board that drew the attention of...
  • Edna Pardo, 1921-2014

     Edna Pardo, 1921-2014
    Edna Pardo worked tirelessly to improve her community, focusing much of her effort on the inequities of Illinois school finance in her longtime role as a leader of the League of Women Voters of Chicago. "Edna was a very optimistic lady, and she really...
  • Emanuel, Preckwinkle back candidate in West Side County Board contest

    Emanuel, Preckwinkle back candidate in West Side County Board contest
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today endorsed a young, first-time candidate in a crowded West Side county commissioner contest that includes a former alderman who did time for political corruption. The rare public...