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  • 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...
  • Chicago aldermen: Eliot Ness overhyped

    Chicago aldermen: Eliot Ness overhyped
    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...
  • Move to name ATF building for Eliot Ness meets hometown resistance

    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...
  • Ex-Redflex manager tells of secret meeting before firm got city business

     Ex-Redflex manager tells of secret meeting before firm got city business
    In a swanky bar overlooking the Chicago skyline, executives of a young and hungry red light camera company gathered for a secret meeting to get help in their fight for the city's business. There to help provide it, according to a top company software...
  • Burke wants to ban horse-drawn carriage rides in Chicago

    Burke wants to ban horse-drawn carriage rides in Chicago
    City officials laid out an animal protection agenda Wednesday as a veteran alderman introduced a measure that would make horse-drawn carriages toting tourists and clogging downtown traffic a thing of the past and an ordinance to require dogs or cats...
  • Aldermen call for crackdown on shared-ride companies

    Aldermen call for crackdown on shared-ride companies
    Two aldermen called today for an immediate crackdown on “shared-ride’’ companies and other unregulated livery operators in Chicago, saying a new ordinance that the Emanuel administration plans to introduce to license the new...
  • Quinn appoints new director of DCFS

    Quinn appoints new director of DCFS
    A veteran of Illinois' child welfare agency who left three years ago to lead the state's juvenile justice efforts is coming back home. Gov. Pat Quinn said Friday that he has named Arthur Bishop as director of the Illinois Department of Children and...
  • 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...
  • Eliot Ness: Man wasn't as untouchable as the Hollywood legend

    Eliot Ness: Man wasn't as untouchable as the Hollywood legend
    When I think of General George Armstrong Custer, which admittedly I rarely do, I think Errol Flynn. Lou Gehrig? Why that would be Gary Cooper's face that comes to mind. Abe Lincoln? Daniel Day-Lewis. Mary Todd Lincoln? Sally Field. Malcolm X?...
  • Somebody Nobody Asked™ has advice for Rahm Emanuel

     
    By America's pre-eminent unsolicited advice columnist, for the Sunday paper Dear Mayor Rahm Emanuel: Do not appoint Democratic State Rep. Deb Mell of Chicago to the City Council vacancy created by the retirement of her father, Ald. Dick Mell (33rd).......
  • Football: Everything you want to know about Wing T passing game

     
    Scripps Ranch High School in San Diego is holding a football clinic on April 13. Cost is $35. Among the topics: Torrey Pines Coach Ed Burke will discuss the Wing T passing game. Morse Coach John Shacklett will discuss the......