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  • Emanuel makes late push to raise 911 fees paid by those own landlines, cell phones

    Emanuel makes late push to raise 911 fees paid by those own landlines, cell phones
    SPRINGFIELD — Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to raise city 911 fees on nearly everyone who owns a phone in Chicago began working its way through the legislature Thursday, while Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle’s proposal to...
  • Chicago Democrats gather to support Hillary Clinton presidential bid

    Chicago Democrats gather to support Hillary Clinton presidential bid
    Supporters of a potential presidential bid by Hillary Rodham Clinton, including several prominent Illinois Democrats, attended a pair of downtown fundraisers Thursday, giving cash to a political action committee aimed at providing the Illinois native...
  • Illegal roosters torment Lemont man, neighbors

    Illegal roosters torment Lemont man, neighbors
    The unwanted wake-up calls begin at sunrise, roughly a half-dozen roosters throatily cock-a-doodle-doo-ing in a chicken coop across the street from Jim Jandora. “It’s not very enjoyable to hear the sounds of five cocking roosters at 5 a.m....
  • Preckwinkle faces the glare: Will you run for mayor?

    Preckwinkle faces the glare: Will you run for mayor?
    Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle squinted into the bright lights of the TV cameras lined up in front of her Thursday, searching for each reporter who volleyed her variations of the same question: Will you run for mayor? She was at a River...
  • Puppy mill sales ban discussion continues

    Puppy mill sales ban discussion continues
    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...
  • Humane Society backing new version of Illinois puppy mill bill

    Humane Society backing new version of Illinois puppy mill bill
    The Humane Society has backed away from a proposal supported by Gov. Pat Quinn to prohibit pet stores across the state from selling dogs from breeders, instead amending the plan to try to make sure only "reputable breeders" provide the animals to the...
  • Preckwinkle hits Springfield on pension plan

    Preckwinkle hits Springfield on pension plan
    Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle hit Springfield Thursday to try to build support for changes to the county pension plan that she says would halt its ongoing decline toward insolvency. She met with Senate President John Cullerton House...
  • Cook County Board to take up e-cigarette regulation today

    Cook County Board to take up e-cigarette regulation today
    The Cook County Board will see proposals today to increase regulation of electronic cigarettes and to study legalizing marijuana for recreational use, along with a $2.4 million settlement for a patient's death at a county hospital. Board President...
  • Preckwinkle tweaks Emanuel on red light tickets

    Preckwinkle tweaks Emanuel on red light tickets
    Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today took a barely veiled poke at Mayor Rahm Emanuel today, suggesting that her security detail pays its speed-camera tickets while his does not. The dig came after she was asked about an ABC-7 news report...
  • Open thread: The Weeks in Review

     
    The "Weeks in Review" feature is an open thread in which commenters can talk about any current events or cultural phenomena that have caught their attention, including but not limited to the topics brought up in our traditional roundup of......
  • Review: 'Freedom's Ballot' by Margaret Garb

    Review: 'Freedom's Ballot' by Margaret Garb
    Historians write to illuminate our shared past, to explicate the forces that shape our present. But successive historical narratives also can create a series of veils, distancing the past from the present. The more recent dominates our thoughts. The...
  • Cook County commissioners to take more time before voting

    Cook County commissioners to take more time before voting
    In a bit of a legislative rebuke to Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, commissioners Wednesday voted for a new rule requiring that nearly all new ordinances or amendments get sent to committee for consideration before a full board vote. The...