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  • Ald. Cardenas under FBI investigation, ex-employee says in lawsuit

    Ald. Cardenas under FBI investigation, ex-employee says in lawsuit
    A former employee of Ald. George Cardenas, 12th, alleged in a lawsuit Thursday that the politician is under federal investigation and that Cardenas fired her a day after she spoke with FBI agents about his office.
  • 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...

    Chicago aldermen vote to ban plastic bags

    Chicago aldermen vote to ban plastic bags
    The Chicago City Council today voted 36-10 to ban plastic bags in most stores next year, a change that backers say will improve the city's environment but opponents contend will harm the local economy. The  ban, proposed by Ald. Proco “Joe”...

    Aldermen revisiting plastic bag ban

    Aldermen revisiting plastic bag ban
    Seven years after a plastic bag ban was first proposed for Chicago stores, aldermen said Tuesday it's time to end the debate. “Our environment has waited too long” for a ban on the bags that litter streets, clog sewer drains and end up in...

    Back of the Yards no man's land for police, politicians

    Back of the Yards no man's land for police, politicians
    Just a few weeks ago, Chicago police brass, prosecutors and federal authorities summoned gang members to Gage Park to deliver a message: If the violence continued, law enforcement would be targeting the gang responsible. The meeting on the Southwest...