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  • Gun restrictions top today's City Council agenda

    Gun restrictions top today's City Council agenda
    The Chicago City Council meets today, the agenda topped by Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s introduction of a plan to regulate gun sales in the city by controlling where the stores can go and requiring videotaping of sales and strict record-keeping....
  • City Council imposes $500 fine for 'upskirting'

    City Council imposes $500 fine for 'upskirting'
    The Chicago City Council today voted to make shooting videos beneath a woman’s skirt an ordinance violation carrying a fine of up to $500. Sponsoring Ald. Ed Burke noted that state law has an identical offense with a harsher punishment, but...
  • Bans on pet shop sales of commercially-bred animals continue to stir debate

    I support laws in Los Angeles, Phoenix, Chicago and over 40 other communities around America that prohibit sales of dogs and cats (and sometimes rabbits, too) in pet stores. The presumption is that most of the animals sold at pet shops come from puppy...
  • Hillary and Jeb: 'Game of Thrones' or the Chicago Way?

     Hillary and Jeb: 'Game of Thrones' or the Chicago Way?
    It's fashionable these days to compare our national politics to HBO's "Game of Thrones," that bloody and sexually explicit fantasy series where treachery is always rewarded. But it's not because the men wear codpieces and leather pants. And it certainly...
  • Pushcart vendors work to legalize sidewalk food sales

    Pushcart vendors work to legalize sidewalk food sales
    A small group of food cart vendors and others who want to help expand their ability to do business noshed on hot tamales and cut fruit, items that are illegal for them to sell on the street in Chicago, during a gathering Wednesday night at a Rogers Park...
  • 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...
  • Chapman: Easing up on Sunday liquor sales

    Chapman: Easing up on Sunday liquor sales
    The Chicago City Council is finally taking up one of my pet peeves: the city's absurd rules on Sunday liquor sales. Under the current laws, liquor can't be sold before 11 AM. Under Ald. Pat O'Connor's proposal, big grocery stores would be allowed to...
  • Small digital ad signs to start again in Chicago

    Small digital ad signs to start again in Chicago
    More small digital advertising signs are likely to start popping up around the city for the first time in many months, but they will have to be smaller, dimmer and less flashy than those that were previously allowed. The LED signs also would have to...
  • Aldermen fill ballot with advisory questions

    Aldermen fill ballot with advisory questions
    The Chicago City Council today filled the November general election ballot with enough referendums to prevent any citizen questions from being placed on all ballots in the city. Aldermen voted to place three questions on the Nov. 4 ballot — the...
  • Chicago aldermen vote to ban plastic bags

    Chicago aldermen vote to ban plastic bags
    The Chicago City Council today voted 36-10 to ban plastic bags in most stores next year, a change that backers say will improve the city's environment but opponents contend will harm the local economy. TheĀ  ban, proposed by Ald. Proco “Joe”...
  • Local Voices West: May. 15 edition

    Local Voices West: May. 15 edition
    Letters to the editor from Wheaton, Berwyn, Naperville, Bensenville and Clarendon Hills Wasting water As we go about our daily lives, many Americans don't give any thought to how much water we use, as well as how much we waste. Water scarcity is a...
  • Uneasy is the hothead that wears the crown

     Uneasy is the hothead that wears the crown
    On his third anniversary as king of Chicago, who would Mayor Rahm Emanuel choose as his opponent in the upcoming mayoral election? He'd want someone easy, some punchy Democratic regular white-ethnic, a guy with baggage, who wouldn't push too hard and...