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  • 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...
  • City to pay $4.5 million in fatal police shooting of aspiring rapper

    The Chicago City Council next week is expected to approve a $4.5 million payout to settle a lawsuit filed after police fatally shot an aspiring West Side rapper known as “The Saint." Freddie “Latee” Wilson, 34, was shot 18 times by...
  • City contractor corruption measure advances

    City contractor corruption measure advances
    The Chicago City Council on Wednesday is expected to pass an ordinance requiring city contractors to self-report corruption, a proposal Mayor Rahm Emanuel has lauded as a “key reform.” Under the measure, which the City Council’s budget...
  • 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....
  • Chicago City Council approves Emanuel major borrowing plan without debate

    Chicago City Council approves Emanuel major borrowing plan without debate
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel convinced all but a handful of aldermen Wednesday to allow him to borrow $900 million with no debate and without saying how much of the money would be spent. The 43-4 vote gives the Emanuel administration the power to issue $900...
  • 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...
  • You'll like 'Ike's Law'

     
    Wednesday's print column As if we’re not closely enough identified with political corruption, the Chicago area is poised to make forehead-smacking headlines around the nation the morning after the March 18 primary election. Democratic state Rep....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Chicago seeks tougher rules on vacant buildings

    Chicago seeks tougher rules on vacant buildings
    In the first 10 days of September, city of Chicago operators logged 359 calls about problems at vacant buildings, ranging from reports of open or missing front or back doors to pried-off plywood panels to trespassers. The city is trying to lessen that...
  • Starbucks respectfully asks patrons not to bring guns to stores

    Starbucks respectfully asks patrons not to bring guns to stores
    With the nation still reeling from another mass shooting, Starbucks has made it clear that customers should enjoy their beverages unarmed. Starbucks Corp. Chief Executive Howard Schultz has issued a public letter "respectfully requesting" customers to...