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  • School in Prague to be named after Mayor Cermak

    School in Prague to be named after Mayor Cermak
    Eighty years ago, Chicago Mayor Anton Cermak was assassinated, an anniversary that some, like Ald. Edward Burke, 14th, say does not receive enough attention. But on Thursday, a school in Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, will remember Cermak by...
  • Mayor Rahm Emanuel's finance guru Lois Scott hires bond firms she knows

     Mayor Rahm Emanuel's finance guru Lois Scott hires bond firms she knows
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel was on hand when an organization of female business executives paid tribute last year to his financial guru, Lois Scott, for her pioneering role in helping cash-strapped governments solve their problems. Many in the room shared an...
  • Gold Coast doorman honored for saving woman from attack

    Gold Coast doorman honored for saving woman from attack
    A Gold Coast condo building doorman was honored today for saving a woman who was attacked near his building in June. Cornell Wrightington was presented a City Council resolution by Ald. Edward M. Burke, 14th, and Brendan Reilly, 42nd, in the lobby of the...
  • Pair of aldermen oppose effort to rename ATF HQ after Eliot Ness

    Pair of aldermen oppose effort to rename ATF HQ after Eliot Ness
    A pair of Chicago aldermen introduced a resolution today opposing a proposal to name the headquarters of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives after Prohibition-era crime fighter Eliot Ness. Alds. Ed Burke, 14th, and James...
  • Chicago aldermen mull medical marijuana rules

    Chicago aldermen mull medical marijuana rules
    Marijuana sellers in Chicago could only set up shop in manufacturing areas and each would need special City Council approval under a plan Mayor Rahm Emanuel and aldermen are pushing to allow them to exert local control over the execution of a statewide...
  • 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...
  • Mayor moves to limit medical marijuana dispensaries

    Mayor moves to limit medical marijuana dispensaries
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Ald. Edward Burke introduced a plan Tuesday to limit where medical marijuana dispensaries and growing operations can set up shop in the city after the drug becomes legal Jan. 1. The proposal would require special use permits...
  • Emanuel allies fill ballot with referendum questions

    Emanuel allies fill ballot with referendum questions
    The City Council Finance Committee today recommended placing three citywide questions on the March primary ballot in a move that will block a long-sought attempt by foes of Mayor Rahm Emanuel to ask voters if they want an elected school board. If the...
  • Chicago e-cigarette regulations stall

    Chicago e-cigarette regulations stall
    A measure to regulate increasingly popular electronic cigarettes in Chicago in the same way as tobacco products ran into City Council opposition and went nowhere Monday despite the support of Mayor Rahm Emanuel and a powerful alderman. A mayoral plan to...
  • City could suspend Sister City deal with Moscow over Ukraine conflict

    City could suspend Sister City deal with Moscow over Ukraine conflict
    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...
  • Aldermen revisiting plastic bag ban

    Aldermen revisiting plastic bag ban
    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...