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  • Pothole damage claims pile up in Chicago

    Pothole damage claims pile up in Chicago
    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...
  • Gun restrictions top today's City Council agenda

    Gun restrictions top today's City Council agenda
    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....
  • City Council imposes $500 fine for 'upskirting'

    City Council imposes $500 fine for 'upskirting'
    The Chicago City Council today voted to make shooting videos beneath a woman’s skirt an ordinance violation carrying a fine of up to $500. Sponsoring Ald. Ed Burke noted that state law has an identical offense with a harsher punishment, but...
  • Chicago to ban 'upskirt' video taking without consent

    Chicago to ban 'upskirt' video taking without consent
    A Chicago City Council committee took steps Friday to curtail the taking of videos beneath a woman’s skirt without her consent — even though state law has long addressed the issue. Alds. Ed Burke, 14th, and Latasha Thomas, 17th, said their...
  • 'My Chicago' is a promising work in progress

     'My Chicago' is a promising work in progress
    "Ugh, everything is gone!" the best-selling novelist John Green laments as he and Mark Bazer, co-host of the new WTTW series "My Chicago," drive through Chicago neighborhoods the writer once called home. Green, who lives in Indianapolis these days, is...
  • Ald. Burke says he'll have prostate cancer surgery Thursday

    Ald. Burke says he'll have prostate cancer surgery Thursday
    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...
  • Chicago looking at added Dumpster fee

    Chicago looking at added Dumpster fee
    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. The...
  • Alderman pitches renaming Buckingham Fountain, Navy Pier ballroom after Jane Byrne

    Alderman pitches renaming Buckingham Fountain, Navy Pier ballroom after Jane Byrne
    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...
  • 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...