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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,...
  • Q&A with Toni Preckwinkle

    Q&A with Toni Preckwinkle
    — Toni Preckwinkle was a high school history teacher before she embarked on a new career, winning a seat on the Chicago City Council in 1991. During 19 years on the council, she sponsored living wage and affordable housing ordinances. In 2010, she...
  • Mobile food ordinance rolls through City Council committee, dismaying advocates

    Mobile food ordinance rolls through City Council committee, dismaying advocates
    After a four-hour hearing filled with heated questions and tearful testimony, an expanded mobile food ordinance two years in the making was approved Thursday by the Chicago City Council's License and Consumer Protection Committee. And while some...
  • City Council approves food truck ordinance

    City Council approves food truck ordinance
    The Chicago City Council today approved a measure to expand food truck offerings following weeks of controversy about various provisions in the new rules. Aldermen voted 45-1 to approve the ordinance, with Ald. John Arena, 45th, the sole "no" vote....
  • 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...