| Mar 5, 2014
| 7:15 PM
Jerry, an American bulldog mix, arrived at Chicago's Anti-Cruelty Society on Wednesday about the same time aldermen adopted a measure that will tilt the options for pet buyers in the city toward homeless animals like him.
Beginning next March, Chicago...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 6:06 AM
Chicago would join a host of other U.S. cities in banning the retail sale of dogs raised by for-profit breeders whose operations are derided by critics as "puppy mills" under a plan being pushed by City Clerk Susana Mendoza.
A measure to be introduced...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 10:00 PM
A community meeting to a discuss proposed taproom in West Town drew an estimated 325 people to a historic building on Chicago Avenue on Thursday evening.
With all of the chairs filled, people stood along the walls as partners in Forbidden Root brewery...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 4:20 PM
At City Hall, where much business is still transacted with 19th century technology like carbon paper, most aldermen on Tuesday stepped further into the current era when they received computer tablets courtesy of an $80,500 payment by the Chicago...
| Jun 25, 2013
Environmentalists, with typical elan, are pushing the City Council to forbid Chicago stores from packing shoppers' groceries or other purchases in plastic bags.
The ban's sponsor, Ald. Proco "Joe" Moreno, 1st, says he might have enough votes to pass the...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 4:15 PM
Environmentalists came to City Hall on Tuesday to support a proposal to ban plastic bags at Chicago stores, a move retailers say will hurt businesses unless they charge shoppers up to 10 cents for each paper bag that's used instead.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel,...
| Jun 5, 2012
| 4:39 PM
This post has been corrected. See the note below for details. With independently drawn districts and new voting rules, much uncertainty surrounds the 80 Assembly seats and 20 state Senate seats up for grabs Tuesday. Below is a list of......
| Jul 29, 2012
| 4:32 PM
A roundup of state and local news-review and weekly political chat shows. Descriptions provided by the broadcast outlets in most cases: Chicago Newsroom CAN TV: Ken Davis is joined by Tim Novak (Chicago Sun-Times) and Hal Dardick (Chicago Tribune). They.....
| Aug 2, 2012
| 4:32 PM
A Chicago alderman appeared on the MSNBC political talk show “Hardball” Wednesday afternoon to make a perfectly reasonable point about the Chick-fil-A controversy. “It’s not whether a CEO believes or says certain things,”...
| Apr 11, 2012
| 10:29 AM
Wicker Park will soon be saying goodbye to a building that's housed a local family-owned lumberyard for the past 91 years.
By next spring, the two-story L. Miller & Son Lumber Company building, currently located at 1815 W. Division, will be...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 4:57 AM
Although Chicago teachers have signed off on their new contract, the lingering anxiety about the future of the city's public education system surfaced Thursday as aldermen stepped up a call for hearings on potential school closings.
| Jul 25, 2012
On Wednesday, the City Council passed a Chicago ordinance that would allow cooks to prepare fresh meals from food trucks, but also restrict the areas in which they're allowed to park and serve. The ordinance was passed with a 45-1 vote, with Ald....