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  • Use of secret ballot must be authorized by board

    Q: I live in a condominium association and just learned that the ballots for our board elections can be reviewed by any unit owner after the election. I thought the identity of candidate to whom I voted would remain anonymous so that other unit owners...
  • Chicago won't fight ruling allowing gun sales

    Chicago won't fight ruling allowing gun sales
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel all but acknowledged that people will be able to legally buy guns in Chicago later this year, announcing Thursday that he has chosen not to fight a federal court ruling that struck down the city's gun shop ban. Instead, City Hall will...
  • Wiant House work held up by paperwork

     Wiant House work held up by paperwork
    Though the West Chicago City Council approved giving a local not-for-profit group the charge to restore the Wiant House – a 144-year old building that had been facing demolition and sits on Landmarks Illinois' top ten list of endangered historical...
  • 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...
  • Emanuel to fast for 24 hours in support of immigration reform

    Emanuel to fast for 24 hours in support of immigration reform
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday plans to start a 24-hour fast to show support for immigration reform efforts in Washington, D.C. The mayor and some members of the Chicago City Council's Latino Caucus plan to go without food from 7 p.m. Thursday to 7 p.m....
  • Convicted ex-alderman seeking Cook County Board seat

    Convicted ex-alderman seeking Cook County Board seat
    Less than two years after getting out of federal prison where he served time for a public corruption conviction, former West Side alderman Isaac "Ike" Carothers is attempting a political comeback. While state law bars Carothers from trying to win back a...
  • Could a ban of body products be far behind ones for sodas and bags?

     Could a ban of body products be far behind ones for sodas and bags?
    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...
  • Freight yard expansion could pose lung hazard

    Freight yard expansion could pose lung hazard
    With a massive freight yard expansion backed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel poised to bulldoze the northeast corner of Englewood, a new analysis suggests the project would substantially increase lung-damaging pollution in a neighborhood already plagued by high...
  • Dear Cubs: A Jumbotron isn't nearly enough

    Dear Cubs: A Jumbotron isn't nearly enough
    It was inevitable that, in putting forth a Wrigley Field renovation plan that was acceptable to the Chicago City Council, the Cubs had to make some concessions. No pedestrian bridge over Clark Street, a smaller Jumbotron, fewer signs. Sadly, Cubs fans...
  • City contract seekers donate to Emanuel despite his own ban

    City contract seekers donate to Emanuel despite his own ban
    Leaders of a tech firm seeking a city contract donated $15,000 to Mayor Rahm Emanuel's campaign fund, despite Emanuel's own executive order banning contributions from vendors trying to get city business. The donations linked to a company that uses...
  • Open thread: The Weeks in Review

     
    The "Weeks in Review" feature is an open thread in which commenters can talk about any current events or cultural phenomena that have caught their attention, including but not limited to the topics brought up in our traditional roundup of......