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  • Chicago tries to block medical marijuana

    Chicago tries to block medical marijuana
    Politicians have a way of losing their grip on reality when it comes to marijuana. That's the problem in Chicago, where Mayor Emanuel and powerful alderman Ed Burke want to slap absurdly strict limits on medical marijuana dispensaries.
  • Eliot Ness: Man wasn't as untouchable as the Hollywood legend

    Eliot Ness: Man wasn't as untouchable as the Hollywood legend
    When I think of General George Armstrong Custer, which admittedly I rarely do, I think Errol Flynn. Lou Gehrig? Why that would be Gary Cooper's face that comes to mind. Abe Lincoln? Daniel Day-Lewis. Mary Todd Lincoln? Sally Field. Malcolm X?...

    Kass: Chicago has royal babies too

    Kass: Chicago has royal babies too
    England has a new royal baby, Prince George. But in Chicago, where English kings are frowned upon, we have plenty of royal babies of our own. And they aren't mere figureheads. They're Democrats with real power, from great houses that grab public...

    Kass: Junior lacked discipline to make it in Chicago

    Kass: Junior lacked discipline to make it in Chicago
    This being Chicago, where political dynasties have their hands kissed by journalism and commerce, expect the following about former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife, Sandi, the former 7th Ward alderman: Lamentations for what might have been...

    A competition where politicians could be fair game

    A competition where politicians could be fair game
    Chicago lost the world-famous X Games and the $50 million in revenue it would bring to the host city. And to make it worse, Moody's announced this week that it slashed the city's bond rating, making borrowing even more costly. It should be obvious...