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  • Ride-sharing ordinance passes key hurdle

    Ride-sharing ordinance passes key hurdle
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s revised ordinance to impose some regulation on ride-sharing companies operating in Chicago was sent on its way Thursday to a full city council vote next week, despite objections that the measure lacks proper safety or consumer...
  • Chicago plastic bag ban advances

    Chicago plastic bag ban advances
    Chicago got another step closer today to banning plastic bags in most stores by summer 2015 after a City Council committee endorsed a change that’s expected to alter something of a way of life across the city. The Health and Environmental...
  • Prosecutors seek 14-year prison terms for NATO 3 at sentencing Friday

    Prosecutors seek 14-year prison terms for NATO 3 at sentencing Friday
    Cook County prosecutors want the so-called NATO 3 given at least 14 years each in prison at their sentencing Friday. The three out-of-state men – Brian Church, Jared Chase and Brent Betterly – were convicted of possessing Molotov cocktails...
  • NATO 3 get prison terms ranging from 5 to 8 years

    NATO 3 get prison terms ranging from 5 to 8 years
    Cook County prosecutors raised the specter of the Boston Marathon bombings in asking for hefty sentences for three alleged anarchists convicted of making crude Molotov cocktails in the lead-up to the 2012 NATO summit, but a judge ended up imposing more...
  • EPA: $1M in grants for Lake Michigan water quality projects on North Side

    EPA: $1M in grants for Lake Michigan water quality projects on North Side
    Federal officials today announced $1 million in grants to fund two green infrastructure projects on the North Side with the aim of improving water quality in Lake Michigan. Officials with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the two...
  • Ex-Ald. Mell starts lobbying firm with help of daughter Patti Blagojevich

    Ex-Ald. Mell starts lobbying firm with help of daughter Patti Blagojevich
    Former Chicago Ald. Dick Mell, one of the most gregarious political creatures ever to grace City Hall, is back in the game with a new lobbying firm he founded with the help of daughter Patti Blagojevich. The longtime 33rd Ward alderman is doing some...
  • Chicago indoor e-cigarette smoking ban takes effect today

    Chicago indoor e-cigarette smoking ban takes effect today
    Starting today, Chicagoans will have to do their vaping outside as a ban on electronic cigarettes in indoor public places takes effect. The new rule, which the City Council passed in January at Mayor Rahm Emanuel's urging, prohibits people from using e-...
  • 8 a.m. Sunday supermarket liquor sales approved for Chicago

    8 a.m. Sunday supermarket liquor sales approved for Chicago
    Large grocery stores in Chicago soon will be able to start selling liquor three hours earlier on Sundays, a move supporters say will help Chicago businesses compete with nearby suburbs. The City Council today adopted without debate a plan to allow liquor...
  • Aldermen fill ballot with advisory questions

    Aldermen fill ballot with advisory questions
    The Chicago City Council today filled the November general election ballot with enough referendums to prevent any citizen questions from being placed on all ballots in the city. Aldermen voted to place three questions on the Nov. 4 ballot — the...
  • Mayor proposes new roadway between downtown, Chinatown

    Mayor proposes new roadway between downtown, Chinatown
    The Emanuel administration presented plans Wednesday for a new road that by late 2016 would provide smoother connections from downtown to Chinatown and other areas along the south branch of the Chicago River. The $62 million project, called the Wells-...
  • Emanuel says he hasn't watched 'Chicagoland' series

    Emanuel says he hasn't watched 'Chicagoland' series
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday sought to pivot away from questions about how his top aides worked with producers to coordinate scenes for CNN’s “Chicagoland” documentary. The mayor said he still hasn’t watched the series. He...