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Jason C. Ervin

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  • Cig snitches

    Cig snitches
    The illegal drug trade in Ald. Jason Ervin's 28th Ward isn't all about the hard stuff. The black market for cigarettes, he said, can be just as pervasive—and, in some ways, safer for dealers. "It's similar to the sale of narcotics, where...
  • Experts: Police arrest for marijuana offenses out of habit

    Experts: Police arrest for marijuana offenses out of habit
    Two years after marijuana possession became a ticketable offense, arresting people with a few grams of the drug remains a bad habit for law enforcement, drug policy researchers said Monday at a Roosevelt University symposium. Cook County has the highest...
  • Editorial: Endorsements for Illinois Senate and House

    Editorial: Endorsements for Illinois Senate and House
    Are you proud of the state of this state? Happy with the third-highest unemployment rate in the nation? If the status quo meets your needs and wants — for yourself but also for the young people in your life who'll inherit the public debts and...
  • Mayor agrees to smaller cigarette tax increase

    Mayor agrees to smaller cigarette tax increase
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel has agreed to reduce the size of his proposed cigarette tax increase, but Chicago is still poised to have the highest per-pack tax in the nation. At a City Council Finance Committee meeting Monday, a day before the full council vote...
  • Aldermen back giving part of Sheffield, Waveland to Cubs

    Aldermen back giving part of Sheffield, Waveland to Cubs
    The Chicago Cubs today won preliminary backing from aldermen to push back the exterior outfield walls at Wrigley Field as part of the team’s planned $300 million renovation of the iconic-but-aging ballpark. The right field wall would be moved back...
  • City Council approves more Wrigley Field renovation changes

    City Council approves more Wrigley Field renovation changes
    The Chicago City Council today approved measures to give the Cubs more flexibility on scheduling night games, an advertising archway over Clark Street and permission to push back the exterior outfield walls at Wrigley Field as part of the team’s...
  • Cook County Democrats endorse Quinn over Daley

    Cook County Democrats endorse Quinn over Daley
    Cook County’s top Democrats overwhelmingly endorsed incumbent Gov. Pat Quinn for re-election Friday in a repudiation of the primary challenge offered by an absent Bill Daley, the son and brother of two former mayors. Party leaders in the state&...
  • 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...
  • Panel seeks solutions to school absenteeism

    Panel seeks solutions to school absenteeism
    At a West Side town hall meeting Saturday, a panel of elected officials and community activists decried Chicago’s crisis in elementary grade truancy and absenteeism, and vowed to work on reforms that could save countless children from failure in...
  • Parking taxes could rise for premium spots

    Parking taxes could rise for premium spots
    Many folks who park in a Chicago garage or lot would pay more come July under a proposal the City Council Finance Committee endorsed Monday despite objections from the hotel industry. Anyone who pays a parking fee of more than $25 for a weekday, $125...
  • Chicago aldermen split on schools strike

    Chicago aldermen split on schools strike
    For a time Monday, visitors to aldermen's offices at City Hall office were greeted by a 7-year-old whose Mets cap was barely visible over the top of a desk. Chicago teachers were out on strike, so Roberto Maldonado II wasn’t at Drummond...
  • Speed camera plan advances

    Speed camera plan advances
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel made a slight tweak to his controversial speed-camera ticketing plan Wednesday, unveiling a version with a lower fine just before a City Council committee considered the measure and recommended approval. A ticket for driving six to...