| Oct 17, 2014
| 5:47 PM
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...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 12:05 PM
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...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 2:46 PM
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...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 12:33 PM
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),...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 3:53 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel indicated Wednesday he’s ready to double down on the Great Chicago Fire festival despite a first edition that fizzled last weekend as he looked on with tens of thousands of people along the Chicago River.
The mayor would not say...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 9:40 AM
Two Southwest Side aldermen are proposing that all passengers arriving at O'Hare International Airport and Midway Airport from "foreign destinations" be subject to infectious disease screening to try to head off the spread of Ebola and other illnesses...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 9:56 AM
A pair of powerful aldermen are calling for round-the-clock security at any marijuana dispensaries and cultivation centers approved to set up shop in Chicago and want to require the product be loaded and unloaded in secure areas.
Under the plan...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 12:01 PM
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...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 4:12 PM
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...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 4:26 PM
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...
| May 28, 2014
| 4:54 AM
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....