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  • Orland trustees focus on pet shop disclosures

    Orland trustees focus on pet shop disclosures
    A committee of Orland Park trustees Monday endorsed replacing a ban on the sale of commercially bred pets passed in Cook County earlier this year with a local ordinance focusing on disclosure requirements. The village began considering the issue in...
  • Apartment repossession law has offered no bite

    Apartment repossession law has offered no bite
    Almost 11 months after an ordinance took effect to protect tenants in foreclosed, repossessed rental buildings within Chicago, no enforcement tickets have been issued or fines assessed against building owners. One reason is that some of the banks taking...
  • Inspector General: 'My 60 Chicago City Council investigations'

    Inspector General: 'My 60 Chicago City Council investigations'
    In the past 30 years, 32 Chicago aldermen have gone to jail. Clearly there's a desperate need for oversight. When I agreed to police the City Council in 2011 as legislative inspector general I made it clear that I was not going to be a lap dog, despite...
  • Chicago aldermen approve 911 fee hike

    Chicago aldermen approve 911 fee hike
    The Chicago City Council today approved a 911 phone line fee increase without dissent. The fee hike will hit nearly all Chicago residents in September and October just months before the February city elections. The idea is that the 911 fee hike will help...
  • Council OKs six-month hold on residential hotel conversions

    Council OKs six-month hold on residential hotel conversions
    The redevelopment of single-room-occupancy hotels and residential hotels within Chicago will largely come to a halt until early next year, now that the Chicago City Council has passed a six-month moratorium related to those projects. Approved 47-0...
  • What other job offers so many adventures?

    What other job offers so many adventures?
    For 23 years, Chicago Tribune photographer Nancy Stone has chronicled the stories of people, presidents and continents. She answered three questions with Trib Nation. What stories stick out? There are so many amazing stories that I have covered over...
  • Jesse Jackson Jr.: If we both go to prison, I want to go first

    Jesse Jackson Jr.: If we both go to prison, I want to go first
    WASHINGTON — Lawyers for former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., who will be sentenced July 3 for looting his campaign treasury of about $750,000, said Monday that if both Jackson and his wife, Sandi Jackson, are sent to prison, he’d like to serve...
  • Emanuel signs letter suggesting no food stamps for soda purchases

    Emanuel signs letter suggesting no food stamps for soda purchases
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel has refused to ban soda from City Hall vending machines and has not joined the push to limit the size of sugary drinks people can buy, citing the importance of “personal responsibility.” That philosophy apparently does not...
  • Cermak's death offers lesson in Chicago Way

    The assassinated Chicago Mayor Anton Cermak, who died 80 years ago this week, is often portrayed by official histories as just an innocent victim of bad luck and bad aim. But Chicagoans don't believe in coincidences, not even us chumbolones,...
  • Both Jacksons get prison terms; he'll serve first

    Both Jacksons get prison terms; he'll serve first
    WASHINGTON – The end of the Jackson family political dynasty arrived Wednesday as a Chicago power couple ready-made for the cameras learned the next few years of their lives will be spent taking turns in prison. Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.,...
  • Another Metra board member leaving in wake of scandal

    Another Metra board member leaving in wake of scandal
    The embattled Metra board will lose yet another member after a severance scandal that engulfed the commuter rail agency this past summer, officials said Wednesday. Board member William Widmer will leave the agency as soon as Cook County commissioners...