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  • 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...
  • Cari Meyers, Puppy Mill Project founder

    Cari Meyers, Puppy Mill Project founder
    She ran her own special events company for 20 years, sold vintage jewelry, studied theater in college. But, Cari Meyers says, "This part of my life is far more exciting." Meyers is the president of The Puppy Mill Project, a nonprofit she founded in 2009...
  • City Council imposes $500 fine for 'upskirting'

    City Council imposes $500 fine for 'upskirting'
    The Chicago City Council today voted to make shooting videos beneath a woman’s skirt an ordinance violation carrying a fine of up to $500. Sponsoring Ald. Ed Burke noted that state law has an identical offense with a harsher punishment, but...
  • Small digital ad signs to start again in Chicago

    Small digital ad signs to start again in Chicago
    More small digital advertising signs are likely to start popping up around the city for the first time in many months, but they will have to be smaller, dimmer and less flashy than those that were previously allowed. The LED signs also would have to...
  • Experts: Police arrest for marijuana offenses out of habit

    Experts: Police arrest for marijuana offenses out of habit
    Two years after marijuana possession became a ticketable offense, arresting people with a few grams of the drug remains a bad habit for law enforcement, drug policy researchers said Monday at a Roosevelt University symposium. Cook County has the highest...
  • Chicago aldermen vote to ban plastic bags

    Chicago aldermen vote to ban plastic bags
    The Chicago City Council today voted 36-10 to ban plastic bags in most stores next year, a change that backers say will improve the city's environment but opponents contend will harm the local economy. The  ban, proposed by Ald. Proco “Joe”...
  • Carothers, ex-alderman and convicted felon, fails to make comeback

    Carothers, ex-alderman and convicted felon, fails to make comeback
    Former Ald. Isaac “Ike” Carothers' fell short Tuesday in his attempt at a political comeback following a public corruption conviction, finishing third in a five-way Democratic primary contest for Cook County Board that drew the attention of...
  • Gun restrictions top today's City Council agenda

    Gun restrictions top today's City Council agenda
    The Chicago City Council meets today, the agenda topped by Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s introduction of a plan to regulate gun sales in the city by controlling where the stores can go and requiring videotaping of sales and strict record-keeping....
  • Pushcart vendors work to legalize sidewalk food sales

    Pushcart vendors work to legalize sidewalk food sales
    A small group of food cart vendors and others who want to help expand their ability to do business noshed on hot tamales and cut fruit, items that are illegal for them to sell on the street in Chicago, during a gathering Wednesday night at a Rogers Park...
  • Local Voices West: May. 15 edition

    Local Voices West: May. 15 edition
    Letters to the editor from Wheaton, Berwyn, Naperville, Bensenville and Clarendon Hills Wasting water As we go about our daily lives, many Americans don't give any thought to how much water we use, as well as how much we waste. Water scarcity is a...
  • Public input sought on potential rules for Orland pet shops

    Public input sought on potential rules for Orland pet shops
    Orland Park's Public Safety Committee is seeking residents' input on whether the village should regulate pet shops that sell dogs from large-scale commercial breeders, which critics call "puppy mills." In a statement from the village, Trustee Pat Gira...