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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Md. commission proposes Uber regulations

    Md. commission proposes Uber regulations
    A judge with the Maryland Public Service Commission proposed Thursday to categorize Uber and other popular rideshare companies as "common carriers" — and subject them to the same regulations as taxis. Uber has threatened to leave the state if the...
  • Aldermen fill ballot with advisory questions

    Aldermen fill ballot with advisory questions
    The Chicago City Council today filled the November general election ballot with enough referendums to prevent any citizen questions from being placed on all ballots in the city. Aldermen voted to place three questions on the Nov. 4 ballot — the...
  • Ban plastic bags

    I was appalled hear the views of the Chicago City Council about banning plastic bags from the City of Chicago.  This is the 21st century and we need to be concerned about our environment and the state of our landfills. They are afraid that businesses...
  • Chapman: Easing up on Sunday liquor sales

    Chapman: Easing up on Sunday liquor sales
    The Chicago City Council is finally taking up one of my pet peeves: the city's absurd rules on Sunday liquor sales. Under the current laws, liquor can't be sold before 11 AM. Under Ald. Pat O'Connor's proposal, big grocery stores would be allowed to...
  • Chicago luxury apartments battle for renters

    Chicago luxury apartments battle for renters
    A serious game of one-upmanship is underway in downtown Chicago's rental market, as developers race to open shiny apartment towers tricked out with swank extras and some eye-popping rents. Have a dog? Drop off your four-legged friend at the in-...