| Apr 29, 2014
| 3:22 PM
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...
| May 19, 2014
| 5:09 PM
Two years after marijuana possession became a ticketable offense, arresting people with a few grams of the drug remains a bad habit for law enforcement, drug policy researchers said Monday at a Roosevelt University symposium.
Cook County has the highest...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 10:48 AM
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.
The ban, proposed by Ald. Proco “Joe”...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 5:03 AM
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...
| May 28, 2014
| 4:54 AM
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....
| May 7, 2014
| 6:39 PM
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...
| May 15, 2014
Letters to the editor from Wheaton, Berwyn, Naperville, Bensenville and Clarendon Hills
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...
| Apr 19, 2014
| 10:29 AM
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...
| May 22, 2014
| 11:04 PM
Orland Park trustees put a decision on prohibiting the sale of pets from commercial breeders on hold, saying they want additional time to consider their options.
"I don't see any point in rushing this because we want to get it right," Trustee Pat Gira...
| Mar 9, 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...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 10:09 AM
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...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 10:00 PM
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...