| Apr 23, 2014
| 6:55 PM
Many Chicago shoppers would have to change the way they tote groceries, clothing and other items from store to home under a plan to ban the plastic bags that have become a ubiquitous feature of modern life.
The idea is to dramatically lower the number...
| 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 1, 2014
| 4:00 AM
The city aldermen who proposed allowing greater levels of nudity at Chicago strip clubs now opposes his own measure, saying it would make more changes than he wanted.
“It’s different than I originally intended,” said Ald. Scott...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 5:26 AM
The recent brutal winter weather continues to take a chunk out of the city’s pocketbook, as claims for vehicles damaged when they hit potholes more than doubled for the year.
More than 1,000 claims were filed with the City Council at its Wednesday...
| Mar 17, 2014
During 12 years as an Elmhurst alderman, John E. Gow chaired the city's Development, Planning and Zoning Committee and worked to finalize a historic preservation ordinance proposal aimed at stemming the tear-down epidemic that hit Elmhurst and many...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 9:32 AM
Longtime Ald. Edward Burke announced today that he will undergo surgery for prostate cancer on Thursday.
The 70-year-old Southwest Side alderman addressed his health at an unrelated City Hall news conference.
"When I scheduled this, I did not believe...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 1:00 PM
Owners of commercial Dumpsters would face an additional city fee as part of a plan to require them to add identification tags to the receptacles that would allow workers to use electronic devices to determine whether the permit fees are up to date.
| Jun 25, 2014
| 1:33 PM
A series of possible tributes to former Mayor Jane Byrne were introduced at the City Council Wednesday.
Ald. Edward Burke, 14th, proposed naming the international terminal at O'Hare International Airport, the grand ballroom at Navy Pier or the plaza...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 3:12 PM
Far from the pistol toting, Al Capone-busting Chicago lawman of lore, Eliot Ness “was afraid of guns and he barely left the office,” according to a retired IRS agent who spoke out Friday against naming a federal law enforcement building in...
| 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...