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  • Chicago looking at unlocked cell phone crackdown

    Chicago looking at unlocked cell phone crackdown
    Plagued by cell phone thefts, especially on the CTA, Chicago aldermen endorsed a measure Monday that would require those who make money off unlocking the devices to keep records on their customers. The idea is similar to a city law requiring pawn...
  • Chicago headed toward partial plastic bag ban

    Chicago headed toward partial plastic bag ban
    Many Chicago shoppers would have to change the way they tote groceries, clothing and other items from store to home under a plan to ban the plastic bags that have become a ubiquitous feature of modern life. The idea is to dramatically lower the number...
  • Gun restrictions top today's City Council agenda

    Gun restrictions top today's City Council agenda
    The Chicago City Council meets today, the agenda topped by Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s introduction of a plan to regulate gun sales in the city by controlling where the stores can go and requiring videotaping of sales and strict record-keeping....
  • Attention-shy Democratic donor Fred Eychaner opens up

    Attention-shy Democratic donor Fred Eychaner opens up
    Leading up to the 2012 election, Chicagoan Fred Eychaner contributed $14 million to Democratic super PACs, including $4.5 million to the pro-Obama Priorities USA Action, making him the top individual Democratic campaign donor of that cycle. The openly...
  • City could suspend Sister City deal with Moscow over Ukraine conflict

    City could suspend Sister City deal with Moscow over Ukraine conflict
    Chicago could look to impose its own kind of sanctions — however symbolic and provincial — on Russia amid the Crimean conflict. The city's Committee of Human Relations will listen to testimony today on a resolution that would ask the...
  • Aldermen revisiting plastic bag ban

    Aldermen revisiting plastic bag ban
    Seven years after a plastic bag ban was first proposed for Chicago stores, aldermen said Tuesday it's time to end the debate. “Our environment has waited too long” for a ban on the bags that litter streets, clog sewer drains and end up in...
  • For branding, many places adopt signature scents

    For branding, many places adopt signature scents
    Between the bouncy music and the stacks of colorful jeans, visitors to the Benetton store on Chicago's Michigan Avenue might catch a whiff of a growing marketing trend. Mounted high in the corner beside the store entrance, a scent diffuser, installed in...
  • Former Cook sheriff, judge Richard Elrod dies

    Former Cook sheriff, judge Richard Elrod dies
    Richard J. Elrod, the son of a West Side Democratic committeeman, was seriously injured during an altercation with a protester during a 1969 Days of Rage demonstration downtown but went on to four terms as Cook County sheriff and more than 25 years as a...
  • 'My Chicago' is a promising work in progress

     'My Chicago' is a promising work in progress
    "Ugh, everything is gone!" the best-selling novelist John Green laments as he and Mark Bazer, co-host of the new WTTW series "My Chicago," drive through Chicago neighborhoods the writer once called home. Green, who lives in Indianapolis these days, is...
  • Chicago e-cigarette regulations stall

    Chicago e-cigarette regulations stall
    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...
  • Emanuel allies fill ballot with referendum questions

    Emanuel allies fill ballot with referendum questions
    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. If the...