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  • City Council tweaks Chicago gun range restrictions

    City Council tweaks Chicago gun range restrictions
    The Chicago City Council isn’t done tinkering with gun-control measures it hastily approved last summer after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a decades-old handgun ban. The council’s Public Safety Committee on Tuesday recommended...
  • Chicago City Council returns after month off

    Chicago City Council returns after month off
    The Chicago City Council returns to action today after taking its traditional August break, with police and zoning issues on the agenda. Aldermen will consider reforms to the city's police review board, including term limits and more transparency. They'...
  • Chicago aldermen back longer class day as 4th school makes the change

    Chicago aldermen back longer class day as 4th school makes the change
    The Chicago City Council overwhelmingly approved a resolution today in support of a longer school day for public school children -- the same day a fourth school in the city voted to add 90 minutes to its day. “With this resolution the city of...
  • Chicago City Council settles drug-swallowing death lawsuit for $1.3 million

    Chicago City Council settles drug-swallowing death lawsuit for $1.3 million
    The Chicago City Council today voted to spend $1.3 million to settle a civil suit filed by the mother of a man who collapsed and died after swallowing drugs during his arrest last summer. Although some aldermen expressed opposition, Ald. Edward Burke,...
  • Latino aldermen want more Chicago City Council seats

    Latino aldermen want more Chicago City Council seats
    Leaders of the City Council’s Latino Caucus today said they expect more majority-Hispanic wards to emerge from the ward remap process that is just getting underway. The group put forth its argument as new census data showed large drops in the...
  • Chicago acts on the Tribune's investigation of deaths involving crib bumpers

    Chicago acts on the Tribune's investigation of deaths involving crib bumpers
    The Chicago City Council voted this week to ban the sale of crib bumpers in the city. The new ordinance is in response to Tribune investigations that began about a year ago. That’s when we heard about the death of 7-week-old Preston Maxwell. In the...
  • A gambit in the fight for the soul of a commerical stretch

    A gambit in the fight for the soul of a commerical stretch
    The Tribune’s John Byrne stumbled across his story about the would-be Wal-Mart in Logan Square while sitting in a long Chicago City Council committee meeting. He was there for a different story, but his ears perked up when 1st Ward Ald. Proco...
  • North Side cemetery could become nature preserve

    North Side cemetery could become nature preserve
    The Chicago City Council today moved a step closer to turning part of historic Rosehill Cemetery into a public nature preserve. The council's Housing Committee approved paying $7.7 million to buy about 21 acres at the northwest corner of the North Side...
  • Chicago City Council bans texting while bicycling

    Chicago City Council bans texting while bicycling
    Bicyclists soon will face the same restrictions against texting while riding in Chicago as motorists do while behind the wheel. The City Council today passed an ordinance prohibiting bicyclists from texting while moving. They also cannot make cell...
  • City stickers, sick days also on Chicago City Council agenda

    City stickers, sick days also on Chicago City Council agenda
    The Chicago City Council did more than Mayor Rahm Emanuel's head tax reduction pitch on Wednesday. Here's a roundup: *Ald. Pat Dowell, 3rd, introduced a measure that puts into place an agreement with banks on how vacant properties in foreclosure...
  • Leader of Asian American Institute seeks to unite communities into political bloc

     Leader of Asian American Institute seeks to unite communities into political bloc
    In many ways, Asian-Americans have done remarkably well in achieving the American dream of going to college, working at a good job and earning a nice living.    Take Tuyet Le, who came to the United States as a Vietnamese refugee when she was 3 years...
  • Emanuel sworn in as mayor: 'Let us share the necessary sacrifices'

    Emanuel sworn in as mayor: 'Let us share the necessary sacrifices'
    Rahm Emanuel took the oath of office as Chicago's 46th mayor. The city's new mayor then laid out the challenges ahead: Improving schools, ending gun violence and downsizing a city government taxpayers can no longer afford. And he asked Chicagoans, the...