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  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Bans on pet shop sales of commercially-bred animals continue to stir debate

    I support laws in Los Angeles, Phoenix, Chicago and over 40 other communities around America that prohibit sales of dogs and cats (and sometimes rabbits, too) in pet stores. The presumption is that most of the animals sold at pet shops come from puppy...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Puppy mill sales ban discussion continues

    Puppy mill sales ban discussion continues
    Orland Park trustees put a decision on prohibiting the sale of pets from commercial breeders on hold, saying they want additional time to consider their options. "I don't see any point in rushing this because we want to get it right," Trustee Pat Gira...
  • 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...
  • Chicago to ban 'upskirt' video taking without consent

    Chicago to ban 'upskirt' video taking without consent
    A Chicago City Council committee took steps Friday to curtail the taking of videos beneath a woman’s skirt without her consent — even though state law has long addressed the issue. Alds. Ed Burke, 14th, and Latasha Thomas, 17th, said their...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • City Council must prioritize

    Just imagine if the Chicago City Council had gone after guns and street gangs with the same intensity as they did with plastic bags. There is a possibility that city would have undergone a metamorphosis. As a result, streets would be safer. Plastic...