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  • Medical marijuana dispensaries could light up Chicago's trendy areas

    Medical marijuana dispensaries could light up Chicago's trendy areas
    Medical marijuana dispensaries will be sprouting up in Chicago's commercial and business districts, such as the trendy West Loop and River North areas, under a city council measure approved Wednesday restricting where the facilities can open their doors.
  • Jane Byrne, Chicago's only female mayor, gets her due

    Jane Byrne, Chicago's only female mayor, gets her due
    Her mark on Chicago is here. Just not in writing. Yet. Her mark is visible most conspicuously on snowy days when city officials stand before television cameras with sweaty brows answering questions about crews and salt and overtime. It is visible up and...

    Sinkhole of time may await Jane Byrne

    Sinkhole of time may await Jane Byrne
    Let's begin with a short quiz. 1. The Thompson Center in downtown Chicago is named after: a. A former Illinois governor b. A wealthy cigar maker and Democratic donor c. The inventor of the Thompson submachine gun 2. The Dan Ryan Expressway is...

    Appeals court rules against Preckwinkle tax on businesses

    Appeals court rules against Preckwinkle tax on businesses
    A state appellate court has shot down Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle's use tax on certain big ticket items purchased outside the county, upholding a lower court ruling last year that froze collections on one of her signature revenue raisers....

    Rooftop owners sue city over Wrigley renovations

    Rooftop owners sue city over Wrigley renovations
    A group of owners of rooftop clubs overlooking Wrigley Field sued the City of Chicago today in Cook County Circuit Court, asking a judge to review the decision that allowed the Chicago Cubs to build as many as seven outfield signs that would block views...