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  • Outside Opinion: Minimum wage of $15 would restore American Dream

    Outside Opinion: Minimum wage of $15 would restore American Dream
    Chicago aldermen have proposed gradually raising the city's minimum wage to $15 an hour, and then later increasing it according to the cost of living. And in November, Illinois voters may be asked in an advisory referendum whether they support raising the...
  • 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....
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Report: No 'Council Wars' with Cook County Board for Preckwinkle

    Report:  No 'Council Wars' with Cook County Board for Preckwinkle
    When it comes to rubber stamp legislative bodies, Mayor Rahm Emanuel has only a slight edge over Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, according to a new report set to be released today by the political science department at the University of...
  • 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...
  • Cannabis conference at Navy Pier this weekend

    Cannabis conference at Navy Pier this weekend
    A group of medical professionals, grassroots criminal justice activists and public officials will gather in Navy Pier this weekend to discuss and debate issues surrounding the use of medical marijuana, officials said. The Chicago Cannabis Conference...
  • Puppy mill sales ban discussion continues

    Puppy mill sales ban discussion continues
    Orland Park trustees put a decision on prohibiting the sale of pets from commercial breeders on hold, saying they want additional time to consider their options. "I don't see any point in rushing this because we want to get it right," Trustee Pat Gira...
  • City Council must prioritize

    Just imagine if the Chicago City Council had gone after guns and street gangs with the same intensity as they did with plastic bags. There is a possibility that city would have undergone a metamorphosis. As a result, streets would be safer. Plastic...
  • Chicago aldermen OK $6.6 million to settle lawsuits

    Chicago aldermen OK $6.6 million to settle lawsuits
    A key Chicago City Council committee today endorsed paying more than $6.6 million to settle two lawsuits, one for a man who spent more than three years behind bars after police allegedly fabricated his murder confession and another for a now-disabled...
  • Humane Society backing new version of Illinois puppy mill bill

    Humane Society backing new version of Illinois puppy mill bill
    The Humane Society has backed away from a proposal supported by Gov. Pat Quinn to prohibit pet stores across the state from selling dogs from breeders, instead amending the plan to try to make sure only "reputable breeders" provide the animals to the...