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  • 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...
  • $100 million for Obama library advances after 'do over' in Springfield

    SPRINGFIELD — This time there was no doubt that Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan officially won approval on a vote Wednesday for his legislation to put $100 million toward a Barack Obama presidential library. Two weeks ago, Republicans...
  • As it woos the GOP, Las Vegas' anything-goes image isn't an asset

    As it woos the GOP, Las Vegas' anything-goes image isn't an asset
    On a recent afternoon, in her airy office above downtown, Mayor Carolyn Goodman delivered an ode to Las Vegas: its weather, parks, dining, shopping, arts scene, airport, medical facilities. Sin, she added almost as an aside, can be found anywhere in the...
  • Democratic National Committee asks Chicago to apply for 2016 convention

    Democratic National Committee asks Chicago to apply for 2016 convention
    Chicago, the home of President Barack Obama and one of the nation’s top Democratic mayors, is among 15 cities that have been asked to submit proposals to host the 2016 Democratic presidential nominating convention, party officials said Tuesday....
  • Bloody Chicago weekend raises questions about guns, gangs and morals

    Bloody Chicago weekend raises questions about guns, gangs and morals
    No mass killer terrorized the Chicago streets on Easter weekend. But the joyous spring holiday of renewal was anything but tranquil. At least nine people were killed and 36 others, including children, were shot and wounded. It was the second weekend...