| Feb 6, 2014
| 10:00 PM
I remember the days when horses and stables were plentiful in the city and bridal paths were in the parks.
I recall theOrleans Streetstable as well as the ones onClark, Wells,Cottage GroveandSouthShore. During World War II, Bowman Dairy had horse-...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 12:14 PM
Marijuana sellers in Chicago could only set up shop in manufacturing areas and each would need special City Council approval under a plan Mayor Rahm Emanuel and aldermen are pushing to allow them to exert local control over the execution of a statewide...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 5:57 PM
A veteran of Illinois' child welfare agency who left three years ago to lead the state's juvenile justice efforts is coming back home.
Gov. Pat Quinn said Friday that he has named Arthur Bishop as director of the Illinois Department of Children and...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 2:52 PM
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.
Under the new...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 2:26 PM
A pair of Chicago aldermen introduced a resolution today opposing a proposal to name the headquarters of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives after Prohibition-era crime fighter Eliot Ness.
Alds. Ed Burke, 14th, and James...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 3:47 PM
Car owners who get a ticket after having purchased but not yet displayed their city sticker may have a way to get it dismissed under a City Council measure introduced Wednesday.
Ald. Edward Burke (14th) and Mary O'Connor (41st) introduced an amendment...
| Oct 22, 2013
Mayor Rahm Emanuel was on hand when an organization of female business executives paid tribute last year to his financial guru, Lois Scott, for her pioneering role in helping cash-strapped governments solve their problems.
Many in the room shared an...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 9:14 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Ald. Edward Burke introduced a plan Tuesday to limit where medical marijuana dispensaries and growing operations can set up shop in the city after the drug becomes legal Jan. 1.
The proposal would require special use permits...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 12:44 PM
Betty Brewer is a petite woman with a warm smile, but last summer the grandmother stood tall against a man who allegedly tried to abduct a 12-year-old girl from a grocery in Rogers Park.
“Oh, you’re trying to take the little girl home are...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 12:13 PM
The City Council Finance Committee today recommended placing three citywide questions on the March primary ballot in a move that will block a long-sought attempt by foes of Mayor Rahm Emanuel to ask voters if they want an elected school board.
| Dec 9, 2013
| 3:16 PM
A measure to regulate increasingly popular electronic cigarettes in Chicago in the same way as tobacco products ran into City Council opposition and went nowhere Monday despite the support of Mayor Rahm Emanuel and a powerful alderman.
A mayoral plan to...