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  • O'Hare among five U.S. airports to beef up screening for Ebola

    O'Hare among five U.S. airports to beef up screening for Ebola
    Stepping up efforts to stop the Ebola epidemic from spreading widely in the United States, federal authorities and officials in Chicago on Wednesday announced preventive measures that will include more intense health screening for airline passengers...
  • Mayor proposes 'Bill of Rights' for college sex assault victims

    Mayor proposes 'Bill of Rights' for college sex assault victims
    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),...
  • Emanuel may double down on Great Chicago Fire event despite fizzle

    Emanuel may double down on Great Chicago Fire event despite fizzle
    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...
  • 2 aldermen want screening for all airline passengers from 'foreign destinations'

    2 aldermen want screening for all airline passengers from 'foreign destinations'
    Two Southwest Side aldermen are proposing that all passengers arriving at O'Hare International AirportĀ and Midway Airport from "foreign destinations" be subject to infectious disease screening to try to head off the spread of Ebola and other illnesses...
  • Round-the-clock security wanted for Chicago medical marijuana shops

    Round-the-clock security wanted for Chicago medical marijuana shops
    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...
  • Two takes on medical tokes

     
    Opening paragraphs of the Tribune story on what the City Council plans to do about medical marijuana: Aldermen took steps Tuesday to further limit where medical marijuana dispensaries could be located in the city. The dispensaries would be banned from.......
  • Illinois Supreme Court rules Burge can keep his pension

    Illinois Supreme Court rules Burge can keep his pension
    A dry, technical ruling by the Illinois Supreme Court that allows disgraced former Chicago police Cmdr. Jon Burge to keep collecting his pension despite his felony conviction drew emotional responses Thursday from some of the men he and his crew tortured....
  • Medical marijuana dispensaries could light up Chicago's trendy areas

    Medical marijuana dispensaries could light up Chicago's trendy areas
    Medical marijuana dispensaries will be sprouting up in Chicago's commercial and business districts, such as the trendy West Loop and River North areas, under a city council measure approved Wednesday restricting where the facilities can open their doors....
  • Chicago City Council approves resolution targeting crude oil train shipments

    Chicago City Council approves resolution targeting crude oil train shipments
    A joint Chicago City Council committee approved a resolution today calling on the federal government to impose more stringent restrictions on the shipments of crude oil by train than were proposed in July by U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx....
  • City wants tighter rules on crude oil trains

    City wants tighter rules on crude oil trains
    Warning that the frequent railroad trains loaded with crude oil passing through the Chicago area are a “serious risk to public safety,” the City Council is calling for tighter restrictions on the shipments than federal officials proposed in...
  • Chicago aldermen want to curb their watchdog

    Chicago aldermen want to curb their watchdog
    We've often wondered if Faisal Khan knew what he was getting into when he accepted the job as Chicago's first legislative watchdog. Now we know. "I cannot believe the third biggest metropolis in this country has operated in terms of ethics the way...