| Mar 1, 2014
| 4:00 PM
WASHINGTON — Federal Prohibition agent Eliot Ness' legendary campaign against Chicago mob boss Al Capone inspired the 1960s TV series "The Untouchables," a blockbuster Hollywood movie, countless books and perhaps even the comic-strip hero Dick...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 11:23 AM
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...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 2:17 PM
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...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 7:05 PM
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...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 9:18 PM
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...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 2:46 PM
"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...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 3:53 PM
A decades-old requirement for Chicago gun owners to register their firearms will soon be off the books after a panel of aldermen on Monday recommended repealing it.
If the full City Council agrees as expected on Wednesday, it will be the first time in...
| 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...
| 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...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 4:34 PM
City officials laid out an animal protection agenda Wednesday as a veteran alderman introduced a measure that would make horse-drawn carriages toting tourists and clogging downtown traffic a thing of the past and an ordinance to require dogs or cats...
| 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.