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  • Koch-owned firm unveils plan to cover dusty petcoke piles in Chicago

     Koch-owned firm unveils plan to cover dusty petcoke piles in Chicago
    Despite Mayor Rahm Emanuel's vow to rid Chicago of dusty piles of petroleum coke, a company is moving forward with plans to enclose towering mounds of the refinery byproduct on the Southeast Side.
  • Chicago proposes chokehold ban in wake of U.S. protests

    Chicago city council members have proposed a ban on the use of chokeholds by police officers working within city limits in an expansive proposal coming in the wake of the chokehold death of an unarmed black man being arrested in New York. The proposal,...

    Cardinal George cracks joke as he receives city's highest honor

    Cardinal George cracks joke as he receives city's highest honor
    Retired Archbishop Francis George talked about the unique pride Chicagoans feel for their hometown and even broke out a couple jokes on Wednesday while accepting the city’s highest honor during a City Council meeting. George, who stepped down last...

    Last Chicago City Council meeting of year: What's on the agenda

     Last Chicago City Council meeting of year: What's on the agenda
    The Chicago City Council's last meeting of the year Wednesday is expected to include approval of revised taxi regulations, delay on a controversial ethanol requirement and the settlement of more than $13 million in lawsuits arising from wrongful...

    Aldermen discuss banning police chokeholds

    Aldermen discuss banning police chokeholds
    In response to the death of a New York man who was put in a chokehold by a police officer, Chicago aldermen Monday took steps to explicitly outlaw the maneuver by Chicago police or security personnel who are trying to take someone into custody. Though...