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  • Burke calls for 24-7 medical pot security

    Burke calls for 24-7 medical pot security
    Medical marijuana facilities in Chicago would be required to have around-the-clock security guards under proposed city regulations endorsed Thursday by the City Council Zoning Committee. Aldermen said they wanted to require the presence of licensed...
  • Alderman want hearing on pot arrests

    Alderman want hearing on pot arrests
    Aldermen on Wednesday called for a hearing to get Chicago Police Department officials to explain how they are using a city rule allowing cops to issue tickets instead of arresting people caught with small amounts of marijuana. Ald. Ed Burke, 14th, and...
  • Ex-cop Burge leaves prison, but torture victim is left seeking reparations

    Ex-cop Burge leaves prison, but torture victim is left seeking reparations
    On Thursday morning as disgraced former Chicago police Cmdr. Jon Burge was released from federal prison to a Florida halfway house, one of his first torture victims, Anthony Holmes, stood at City Hall with tears in his eyes, recalling four decades of pain...
  • 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...
  • Ald. Burke calls Great Chicago Fire Festival a 'fiasco'

    Ald. Burke calls Great Chicago Fire Festival a 'fiasco'
    An influential alderman on Monday took aim at one of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s pet projects by describing last weekend’s inaugural Great Chicago Fire Festival as “the fiasco on the river.” The mayor first announced the event along the...
  • Rauner still has to deal with Speaker Madigan

    Rauner still has to deal with Speaker Madigan
    Even before Bruce Rauner declared victory in the race for governor Tuesday night, he understood the most important thing: He'll have to deal with the little guy who runs things. Boss Madigan. He's controlled Illinois for decade after decade after...
  • Emanuel backs guaranteed watchdog budget

    Emanuel backs guaranteed watchdog budget
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday backed an annual funding guarantee for the city's top internal watchdog, which revealed another effort to give that watchdog City Council oversight has stalled indefinitely. A much ballyhooed ordinance to transfer council...
  • Veterans encouraged to tap into benefits, services

    It's been 45 years since Bob's deployment in the Vietnam War. He didn't fight the Viet Cong, but served instead as an Army mechanic in Thailand, working on trucks that patrolled the perimeter of the U. S. Army installation at Camp Samea Sam. In the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Great Chicago Fire Festival didn't fizzle

    Ald. Ed Burke, 14th, should quit his posturing about the Great Chicago Fire Festival’s cost, which came mostly from private dollars. Instead, he should focus on the immense creativity and guts of the city's own Redmoon Theater. Known for its...