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  • Chicago tries to block medical marijuana

    Chicago tries to block medical marijuana
    Politicians have a way of losing their grip on reality when it comes to marijuana. That's the problem in Chicago, where Mayor Emanuel and powerful alderman Ed Burke want to slap absurdly strict limits on medical marijuana dispensaries. Under the new...
  • Woman honored for coming to aid of girl: 'You are a true hero'

    Woman honored for coming to aid of girl: 'You are a true hero'
    Betty Brewer is a petite woman with a warm smile, but last summer the grandmother stood tall against a man who allegedly tried to abduct a 12-year-old girl from a grocery in Rogers Park. “Oh, you’re trying to take the little girl home are...
  • Ald. Burke pushes gun ban for businesses that serve alcohol

    Ald. Burke pushes gun ban for businesses that serve alcohol
    In something of an end run around the new state concealed carry gun law, Ald. Ed Burke, 14th, is pushing a city ordinance that would require all city businesses serving alcohol to prohibit firearms in their establishments. State law prohibits the...
  • City Council approves $4.1 million settlement of Chicago police misconduct case

    City Council approves $4.1 million settlement of Chicago police misconduct case
    The Chicago City Council today voted to pay more than $5.4 million to settle three legal cases, including two involving alleged police misconduct. In the most high-profile case, $4.1 million will be paid to the family of Flint Farmer, an unarmed man who...
  • Chicago energy drink ban: Much buzz, no action

    Chicago energy drink ban: Much buzz, no action
    The perceived dangers to children posed by often-sugary, much-caffeinated energy drinks resulted in much talk but no action Tuesday during a City Council committee hearing. Ald. Edward Burke, 14th, has proposed banning drinks with at least 180 milligrams...
  • Aldermen back $6.25 million settlement in drunk city worker case

    Aldermen back $6.25 million settlement in drunk city worker case
    A key City Council committee today endorsed paying $6.25 million to a man who suffered brain damage and permanent disability after a drunken city worker plowed his pickup into a crowd on a Gold Coast sidewalk. If the full council approves the payment as...
  • City Council approves $6.25 million settlement in Gold Coast drunk city worker case

    City Council approves $6.25 million settlement in Gold Coast drunk city worker case
    The City Council today voted to pay $6.25 million to a man who suffered brain damage and permanent disability when he was hit by a drunken city worker who plowed his pickup truck into a crowd on a Gold Coast sidewalk. The tab for the city following the...
  • Chicago aldermen endorse $33 million settlements in two police cases

    Chicago aldermen endorse $33 million settlements in two police cases
    The City Council Finance Committee today endorsed spending $32.7 million to settle two police misconduct cases, including what may be the single largest payment of its kind in city history. The larger settlement, now set for a Thursday vote of the...
  • Chicago should benefit from friendly White House

    Chicago should benefit from friendly White House
    As he looks ahead to President Barack Obama's second term, Mayor Rahm Emanuel expects funding for roads and mass transit and a push for education reform to be high on the White House's to-do list. Not surprisingly, those agenda items also are close to...
  • Defeated judges find way back to bench

    Defeated judges find way back to bench
    The Illinois Supreme Court in the past year kept seven politically connected judges on the Cook County bench after they were rejected by voters, a common practice the high court had pledged to curtail. One had given more than $20,000 to the Cook County...
  • Bloomberg spends $660,000 on Jackson Jr. contest

    Bloomberg spends $660,000 on Jackson Jr. contest
    New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s super political action committee has spent at least $660,000 for 12 days of TV ads blasting Democratic congressional candidate Debbie Halvorson’s past support from the National Rifle Association, records...