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  • No vote on stiffer penalties for littering in city

    No vote on stiffer penalties for littering in city
    Aldermen talked Monday about the need to clean up the litter on Chicago streets but stopped short of voting on a proposal that would allow police to impound a vehicle and levy a $1,500 fine if an adult passenger in the car throws trash out the window....
  • 10 things you might not know about blame

    We take you away from the finger-pointing championship in Washington to report on other ferocious blizzards of blame occurring elsewhere: Yoko Ono, in a newly released interview, said the Beatles' breakup wasn't her fault — it was probably Paul...
  • It's a boy for City Clerk Susana Mendoza

    It's a boy for City Clerk Susana Mendoza
    City Clerk Susana Mendoza now is the proud mom of a baby boy, her first child, according to her Facebook page. “And then there were three!” says a 9 p.m. Tuesday post accompanied by a photo of Mendoza kissing the new baby, who was being held...
  • Seeking magic in a bottle

    Seeking magic in a bottle
    Almost everywhere you look, you're bombarded with advertisements shilling products that promise "energy," "pep" and "vigor" — all with little to no side effects. You can buy the products at any convenience or grocery store or by mail order. With the...
  • Things to do this weekend. More events added!

    Things to do this weekend. More events added!
    Saturday, April 20 MIAMI-DADE COUNTY Bass Buddies: Painting Like the Masters. Designed for children 4-6, art class allows participants to explore their creative side with painting, drawing or sculpting and may include a science experiment, museum...
  • Cermak's death offers lesson in Chicago Way

    The assassinated Chicago Mayor Anton Cermak, who died 80 years ago this week, is often portrayed by official histories as just an innocent victim of bad luck and bad aim. But Chicagoans don't believe in coincidences, not even us chumbolones,...
  • Aldermen recommend settlement in claim of 1950s police torture

    Aldermen recommend settlement in claim of 1950s police torture
    Chicago aldermen have recommended that the city pay out $950,000 to an 80-year-old man who said he confessed to a 1951 rape after police tortured him. Oscar Walden Jr., an African American, spent 50 years professing his innocence in the brutal rape and...
  • City Hall bans McMahon firm from contracts amid questions

    City Hall bans McMahon firm from contracts amid questions
    The City of Chicago has permanently barred an electrical contractor and four members of the family that runs the business from getting city work on the grounds they lied to skirt city rules meant to help companies owned by women and minorities. Windy...
  • Rep. Burke's scholarship records subpoenaed by feds

    Rep. Burke's scholarship records subpoenaed by feds
    Federal grand jurors have sought records of legislative scholarships handed out by Democratic state Rep. Dan Burke of Chicago, a sign that authorities kept up a probe of the tuition waiver program even as legislators were moving to end it this spring. On...
  • Ald. Burke opposes Emanuel on charging religious schools for water

    Ald. Burke opposes Emanuel on charging religious schools for water
    One of the City Council’s most powerful members today questioned two key ways Mayor Rahm Emanuel has proposed to generate millions of dollars in revenue that would help close the city’s wide budget gap. Ald. Edward Burke, 14th, said he wanted...
  • Chicago aldermen disclose outside jobs, income

    Chicago aldermen disclose outside jobs, income
    New financial disclosure statements show six of the Chicago City Council's 16 new aldermen have outside jobs or own businesses. Nine of the aldermen who were elected for the first time last year gave up other jobs, according to disclosures and...