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  • Emanuel festivals chief defends Taste loss, Great Chicago Fire fizzle

    Emanuel festivals chief defends Taste loss, Great Chicago Fire fizzle
    Chicago’s arts and festivals chief on Wednesday defended last summer’s money-losing Taste of Chicago festival along with the first-time Great Chicago Fire Festival that culminated in a flame-out that disappointed tens of thousands of spectators lining the Chicago River.
  • City Council watchdog sues Emanuel, aldermen

    City Council watchdog sues Emanuel, aldermen
    The Chicago City Council’s watchdog sued Mayor Rahm Emanuel and key aldermen Tuesday, accusing them of hindering his investigative abilities by not properly funding the office. Legislative Inspector General Faisal Khan’s lawsuit is the...

    Three medical marijuana clinics clear hurdle

    Three medical marijuana clinics clear hurdle
    Three companies that want to be among the city's first medical marijuana dispensaries won zoning approval Friday, but still need state license. Three fledgling companies that want to be among the city's first medical marijuana dispensaries cleared an...

    Mayor proposes 'Bill of Rights' for college sex assault victims

    Mayor proposes 'Bill of Rights' for college sex assault victims
    A new ordinance requiring some local colleges to give students a "Sexual Assault Victim's Bill of Rights" was introduced to the City Council Wednesday. The ordinance, introduced by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Ald. Ed Burke (14th) and Ald. Latasha Thomas (17th),...

    O'Hare among five U.S. airports to beef up screening for Ebola

    O'Hare among five U.S. airports to beef up screening for Ebola
    Stepping up efforts to stop the Ebola epidemic from spreading widely in the United States, federal authorities and officials in Chicago on Wednesday announced preventive measures that will include more intense health screening for airline passengers...