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  • 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...
  • 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 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....