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  • Acid victim returns to her Wilmette alma mater

     
    Regina Dominican High School graduate Karli Butler returned to her alma mater recently to talk about the acid attack that permanently disfigured her face and …...
  • 16 apply for three vacancies on Chicago City Council

     
    Mayor Richard Daley said today that he will review applications from 16 people who want to finish the terms of three aldermen who left office this week. The mayor said he received two completed on-line applications to succeed Ald. Toni Preckwinkle, who...
  • Sixteen apply for three vacancies on Chicago City Council

     
    Posted by John Byrne at 4:59 p.m. Mayor Richard Daley said today that he will review applications from 16 people who want to finish the terms of three aldermen who left office this week. The mayor said he received two......
  • Chicago City Council gushes over Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen

     
    Posted by Hal Dardick at 3:42 p.m. Many Chicago aldermen seemed a bit star struck today when Bulls Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen showed up with his family to be honored by the City Council. In addition to all the......
  • Daley, aldermen ask Quinn to veto pension measure

     
    Posted by John Byrne and Kathy Bergen at 3:27 p.m.; updated at 5:52 p.m. Mayor Richard Daley this afternoon expressed his frustration with the city's pension situation, suggesting that the retirement funds need to be fixed before leaders are forced......
  • Council veteran Ed Smith won't run in 2011

     
    Posted by Hal Dardick at 9:16 a.m. Ald. Ed Smith, 28th, the dean of the Chicago City Council’s black caucus, has submitted his resignation to Mayor Richard Daley, sources confirmed this morning. Smith, whose resignation will take effect at the......
  • Smith, Shiller won't seek re-election to Chicago City Council

     
    Posted by John Byrne at 4:14 p.m.; updated at 5:30 p.m. The Chicago City Council's two longest-serving women both will step down at the end of their terms. Lakefront Alds. Helen Shiller, 46th, and Mary Ann Smith, 48th, each said......
  • Kirk backs ruling that tossed out Chicago gun ban

     
    Posted by John Chase at 3:35 p.m.; updated at 4:10 p.m. with Giannoulias' reaction Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Mark Kirk said today that he supports the Supreme Court decision that effectively knocked down Chicago’s handgun ban. As a five-term....
  • Watered-down Arizona boycott approved by Chicago City Council

     
    Posted by John Byrne at 2:22 p.m. City Hall departments are urged not to sign new contracts with Arizona companies under a boycott resolution aldermen adopted today in response to that state's controversial new immigration law. The resolution doesn't...
  • Chicago aldermen pass symbolic anti-BP ordinance

     
    Posted by John Byrne at 3:45 p.m. The Chicago City Council is calling on states that border the Great Lakes to prohibit BP from getting to drill for oil on the lakes or not allow the company to refine oil......
  • Major development next to Wrigley Field gets OK from aldermen

     
    Posted by John Byrne at 2:20 p.m. A plan for an eight-story hotel, large chain stores and apartments across the street from Wrigley Field passed the Chicago City Council without dissent today.Some neighborhood residents and business owners earlier had...
  • City Council passes Daley gun restrictions 45-0

     
    Posted by John Byrne and Hal Dardick at 11:26 a.m.; last updated at 4:51 p.m. Four days after the U.S. Supreme Court gutted Chicago’s longtime handgun ban, the City Council on Friday enacted a whole new set of gun-control measures.......