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  • Caffeine and kids: A safe mix?

    Caffeine and kids: A safe mix?
    Caffeine-infused waffles and maple syrup are promoted as energizing alternatives to a morning mug of coffee. But the recent craze of adding caffeine to a range of kid-friendly snack foods — including popcorn, chewing gum, candy bars, mints,...
  • Emanuel signs letter suggesting no food stamps for soda purchases

    Emanuel signs letter suggesting no food stamps for soda purchases
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel has refused to ban soda from City Hall vending machines and has not joined the push to limit the size of sugary drinks people can buy, citing the importance of “personal responsibility.” That philosophy apparently does not...
  • Jesse Jackson Jr.: If we both go to prison, I want to go first

    Jesse Jackson Jr.: If we both go to prison, I want to go first
    WASHINGTON — Lawyers for former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., who will be sentenced July 3 for looting his campaign treasury of about $750,000, said Monday that if both Jackson and his wife, Sandi Jackson, are sent to prison, he’d like to serve...
  • Chicago aldermen approve Emanuel's parking meter changes

    Chicago aldermen approve Emanuel's parking meter changes
    The Chicago City Council today approved Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s controversial plan to change the terms of the city’s parking meter lease despite questions about the deal’s financial impact and fear of giving Chicago Parking Meters LLC...
  • Cermak's death offers lesson in Chicago Way

     Cermak's death offers lesson in Chicago Way
    The assassinated Chicago Mayor Anton Cermak, who died 80 years ago this week, is often portrayed by official histories as just an innocent victim of bad luck and bad aim. But Chicagoans don't believe in coincidences, not even us chumbolones,...
  • Jacksons' case a tale of runaway spending

    Jacksons' case a tale of runaway spending
    It was the kind of runaway spending usually reserved for someone with newfound riches — a holistic retreat, a cruise, pricey restaurant tabs, flat-screen televisions and even a pair of stuffed elk heads —and former Congressman Jesse Jackson...
  • City Council approves $4.1 million settlement of Chicago police misconduct case

    City Council approves $4.1 million settlement of Chicago police misconduct case
    The Chicago City Council today voted to pay more than $5.4 million to settle three legal cases, including two involving alleged police misconduct. In the most high-profile case, $4.1 million will be paid to the family of Flint Farmer, an unarmed man who...
  • First Chicago food truck gets onboard cooking license

    First Chicago food truck gets onboard cooking license
    More than six months after the Chicago City Council legalized cooking onboard food trucks, the city on Thursday issued its first mobile food preparer license it to Dan Salls, owner of The Salsa Truck. An ecstatic Salls said that he passed his health and...
  • 1st cook-on-board food truck gets Chicago license

    1st cook-on-board food truck gets Chicago license
    More than six months after the Chicago City Council legalized cooking onboard food trucks, the city on Thursday issued its first license for it to Dan Salls, owner of The Salsa Truck. An ecstatic Salls said that he passed his health and fire inspection...
  • City issues first license for onboard cooking

    City issues first license for onboard cooking
    More than six months after the Chicago City Council legalized cooking onboard food trucks, the city on Thursday issued its first license for it to Dan Salls, owner of The Salsa Truck. An ecstatic Salls said he passed his health and fire inspection...
  • Ald. Sandi Jackson resigns from Chicago City Council

    Ald. Sandi Jackson resigns from Chicago City Council
    After weeks of rumors and equally strenuous denials, Sandi Jackson resigned as Chicago's 7th Ward alderman Friday, the latest chapter in the stunning, scandal-laced downfall of what had been one of the city's most prominent and powerful political duos....
  • 'Face of the News' honors Steve Starr

    'Face of the News' honors Steve Starr
    Photographer Steve Starr passed away Nov. 12, the day before his "Face of the News" exhibit celebrating the 45th anniversary of his studio, was scheduled to open. One month later, his friends carried out his vision. More than 300 people attended a...