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  • Caffeine and kids: A safe mix?

    Caffeine and kids: A safe mix?
    Caffeine-infused waffles and maple syrup are promoted as energizing alternatives to a morning mug of coffee. But the recent craze of adding caffeine to a range of kid-friendly snack foods — including popcorn, chewing gum, candy bars, mints,...
  • Chicago aldermen approve Emanuel's parking meter changes

    Chicago aldermen approve Emanuel's parking meter changes
    The Chicago City Council today approved Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s controversial plan to change the terms of the city’s parking meter lease despite questions about the deal’s financial impact and fear of giving Chicago Parking Meters LLC...
  • Freight yard expansion could pose lung hazard

    Freight yard expansion could pose lung hazard
    With a massive freight yard expansion backed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel poised to bulldoze the northeast corner of Englewood, a new analysis suggests the project would substantially increase lung-damaging pollution in a neighborhood already plagued by high...
  • Dear Cubs: A Jumbotron isn't nearly enough

    Dear Cubs: A Jumbotron isn't nearly enough
    It was inevitable that, in putting forth a Wrigley Field renovation plan that was acceptable to the Chicago City Council, the Cubs had to make some concessions. No pedestrian bridge over Clark Street, a smaller Jumbotron, fewer signs. Sadly, Cubs fans...
  • Open thread: The Weeks in Review

     
    The "Weeks in Review" feature is an open thread in which commenters can talk about any current events or cultural phenomena that have caught their attention, including but not limited to the topics brought up in our traditional roundup of......
  • When the Christmas spirit foundered in Chicago

    They called him Captain Santa. For 25 years, he sailed fresh-cut trees from the northern tip of Lake Michigan to the southwest corner of the Clark Street bridge. For Chicagoans, his arrival meant one thing: Christmas was just around the corner. Capt....
  • Fallout of fear

    Fallout of fear
    Half a century ago, the unthinkable became all too thinkable as the Soviet Union and the United States engaged in a game of chicken, played with nuclear bombs. On Oct. 22, 1962, President John F. Kennedy went on television to announce that the Soviet...
  • Emanuel sworn in as mayor: 'Let us share the necessary sacrifices'

    Emanuel sworn in as mayor: 'Let us share the necessary sacrifices'
    Rahm Emanuel took the oath of office as Chicago's 46th mayor. The city's new mayor then laid out the challenges ahead: Improving schools, ending gun violence and downsizing a city government taxpayers can no longer afford. And he asked Chicagoans, the...
  • Emanuel presides over first City Council meeting

    Emanuel presides over first City Council meeting
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel presided over his first Chicago City Council meeting today, a two hour session heavy on ceremony and new faces getting to know each other. The rookie mayor gaveled the meeting to order on time at 10 a.m. New City Clerk Susana Mendoza...
  • Chicago City Council's Black Caucus has new leader

    South Side Ald. Howard Brookins Jr. was elected chairman of the Chicago City Council's Black Caucus today. The 21st Ward alderman defeated Ald. Latasha Thomas, 17th, in a vote among African-American aldermen after the council meeting. Thomas declined...
  • Metropolitan Water Reclamation District may stop fighting Chicago River cleanup

    Metropolitan Water Reclamation District may stop fighting Chicago River cleanup
    In response to efforts to clean up the Chicago River, top officials at the taxpayer-funded agency that handles Cook County's sewage and stormwater have argued that the endeavor would waste money, cause global warming and lead to children drowning. But...