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  • Chicago energy drink ban: Much buzz, no action

    Chicago energy drink ban: Much buzz, no action
    The perceived dangers to children posed by often-sugary, much-caffeinated energy drinks resulted in much talk but no action Tuesday during a City Council committee hearing.
  • Emanuel defends income-tax hike refund seizure

    Emanuel defends income-tax hike refund seizure
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel today gave an impassioned defense of the city’s effort to intercept millions in state income tax refunds from people across Illinois who owe City Hall money. The speech came after the City Council approved the plan 41-8. “...

    Chicago headed toward partial plastic bag ban

    Chicago headed toward partial plastic bag ban
    Many Chicago shoppers would have to change the way they tote groceries, clothing and other items from store to home under a plan to ban the plastic bags that have become a ubiquitous feature of modern life. The idea is to dramatically lower the number...

    Red light ticket spike fallout at City Hall

    Red light ticket spike fallout at City Hall
    A group of aldermen said Monday they will ask City Hall's top watchdog to investigate Chicago's beleaguered red light camera program following a Tribune investigation that revealed a series of suspicious ticket spikes around the city that tagged thousands...

    Aldermen say Emanuel needs to do more on food deserts

    Aldermen say Emanuel needs to do more on food deserts
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration should take more action to combat Chicago's food deserts and focus less on issuing news releases touting progress on the issue, aldermen said Wednesday. That advice came in response to a Tribune story that showed...