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  • Ald. Deb Mell announces her divorce on Twitter

    Ald. Deb Mell announces her divorce on Twitter
    Ald. Deb Mell, 33rd, announced Thursday on Twitter that she and her wife, Christin Baker, are ending their marriage. Mell, the first openly lesbian alderman in the Chicago City Council, was a voice in the fight for same-sex marriage in Illinois when she...
  • Emanuel task force: Raise Chicago minimum wage to $13 by 2018

    Emanuel task force: Raise Chicago minimum wage to $13 by 2018
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s task force recommended Monday that Chicago’s minimum wage be ramped up to $13 an hour by 2018, an idea that comes as City Hall faces pressure to act on the issue while Democrats nationally try to make income disparity a...
  • Chicago's 'big data' sensors a privacy threat

    Chicago's proposal for "big data" collection boxes to observe our mobile devices as we move around the city is a really bad idea. There is no guarantee that someone somewhere won’t identify and track us individually in the future, either a...
  • Chicago unanimously passes strict gun sale laws; sales to be recorded

    Chicago unanimously passes strict gun sale laws; sales to be recorded
    The Chicago City Council unanimously approved an ordinance Tuesday that would place strict limits on gun stores, forcing them to video-record sales and restrict gun buyers to one purchase a month in a city plagued with violence. Pat Corcoran, a...
  • Proposal would bring indoor sports center to Pullman neighborhood

    Proposal would bring indoor sports center to Pullman neighborhood
    An indoor sports center, bigger than two football fields and partially funded with federal disaster relief tied to Hurricane Ike, could be headed to Chicago’s Pullman neighborhood under a proposal unveiled Wednesday in Chicago City Council....
  • Ride-sharing services have transformed the way we move

    Through technological innovation, ride-sharing services have transformed the way we move around our cities, and their popularity on Chicago's streets is undeniable. Ride-sharing is a safe and affordable mode of transportation that consumers value....
  • Nine ways that Chicago is like 'Star Wars'

     Nine ways that Chicago is like 'Star Wars'
    George Lucas, creator of "Star Wars," announced this week that he had chosen Chicago as the home of his new museum. Here's how the city and the movie series are remarkably alike: 1. An invisible power influences events, sometimes with negative results....
  • Chicago City Council backs watchdog swap --- with a string attached

    Chicago City Council backs watchdog swap --- with a string attached
    More than two-thirds of the Chicago City Council is on board with a plan to give the city’s top watchdog the power to investigate aldermen — with at least one string attached. Inspector General Joseph Ferguson would get the same powers he...
  • Close potential loophole on rail tank cars, suburbs urged

    Close potential loophole on rail tank cars, suburbs urged
    Chicago area communities must act soon to demand the federal government tighten proposed regulations on railroad tank cars that carry crude oil and other hazardous materials, a coalition of suburbs says. Federal regulators especially need to close a...
  • Chicago City Council approves resolution targeting crude oil train shipments

    Chicago City Council approves resolution targeting crude oil train shipments
    A joint Chicago City Council committee approved a resolution today calling on the federal government to impose more stringent restrictions on the shipments of crude oil by train than were proposed in July by U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx....
  • Single-room occupancy hotels, tanker car rules on tap at today's Chicago City Council meeting

    Single-room occupancy hotels, tanker car rules on tap at today's Chicago City Council meeting
    The Chicago City Council meets today, with aldermen expected to introduce a proposal to change regulations of single-room occupancy hotels and vote on measures creating a special taxing district in Washington Park and urging the federal government to...