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  • Chicago OKs $5.5 million in reparations for police torture victims

    Chicago OKs $5.5 million in reparations for police torture victims
    The Chicago City Council on Wednesday unanimously voted to approve a historic $5.5-million reparations fund for torture victims of the notorious Chicago police Cmdr. Jon Burge and his so-called midnight crew of rogue detectives.
  • Chicago, suburbs tell U.S. to tighten crude-oil train rules

    Chicago, suburbs tell U.S. to tighten crude-oil train rules
    Warning that a crude-oil train derailment in the densely populated Chicago area could result in "unthinkable" devastation, city and suburban officials are calling for stricter rules on hazardous material shipments than the federal government has proposed....

    City Council to vote on watchdog measure, ballot questions

    City Council to vote on watchdog measure, ballot questions
    The Chicago City Council Wednesday is expected to approve expanding the authority of the city’s internal watchdog to the little-known Public Building Commission that spends hundreds of millions of dollars a year to build, rent and maintain...

    Manufacturing lab hopes to go digging for data

    Manufacturing lab hopes to go digging for data
    Dean Bartles is hungry for data. The executive director of the newly created Digital Lab for Manufacturing wants to know everything about the machines used by small manufacturers in the area. How fast do they work? How many parts can they produce?...

    Keep E15 optional in Chicago

    The idea of mandating the sale of E15 gasoline in Chicago is poor public policy. As the operator of five independent gas stations across the city of Chicago, my businesses would be negatively impacted by this mandate, and my customers would be harmed...