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  • Mayor backs decriminalizing marijuana

    Mayor backs decriminalizing marijuana
    Some changes could be coming to Chicago's marijuana laws. Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he will support a new ordinance to reduce the penalty for possession of small amounts of marijuana. The proposal is expected to be introduced by Ald. Danny Solis (25th)....
  • Emanuel pot ticket plan gets past council committee

    Emanuel pot ticket plan gets past council committee
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to issue tickets rather than make arrests for possession of small amounts of marijuana was advanced by a panel of aldermen today following a buzz saw of skepticism, setting the stage for final approval at next week’...
  • Ex-aldermen, former Cook Co. commissioner charged with bribery

    Ex-aldermen, former Cook Co. commissioner charged with bribery
    Former Cook County Commissioner Joseph Mario Moreno and ex-Chicago Ald. Ambrosio Medrano have been charged with bribery, federal officials said today. Moreno, who was first elected to the County Board in 1994 but lost re-election in 2010, was charged...
  • Chicago decriminalizes small amounts of marijuana

    Chicago decriminalizes small amounts of marijuana
    Pretty soon people in Chicago will be able to smoke marijuana without getting arrested. That’s because Chicago has a pot problem, but not the way you might think. 'Everybody knew the jig was up. The only people that were paying for it were the...
  • African-American aldermen propose new Chicago ward map

    African-American aldermen propose new Chicago ward map
    A unified group of African-American aldermen made their opening offer Monday in Chicago’s redistricting debate: one less majority black ward and two more majority Latino wards. The deal was politically easy for the City Council’s Black Caucus...
  • Friday, October 28, 2011

    5 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.  Greg Jarrett 6:09 a.m.  State representative Michael McAuliffe, the chairman of Illinois Veterans Committee, explains how the state is preparing to provide jobs to our service men and women now that they are coming home. 6:21 a.m. ...
  • Emanuel presides over first City Council meeting

    Emanuel presides over first City Council meeting
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel presided over his first Chicago City Council meeting today, a two hour session heavy on ceremony and new faces getting to know each other. The rookie mayor gaveled the meeting to order on time at 10 a.m. New City Clerk Susana Mendoza...
  • Aldermen weigh decriminalizing small amounts of pot

    Aldermen weigh decriminalizing small amounts of pot
    Chicago aldermen will introduce an ordinance to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana, which supporters said will free up police to chase more serious criminals and raise revenue for the city. Under a proposal Ald. Daniel Solis, 25th, will introduce...
  • CEO pushes to gain power for Latinos, UNO charter school network

    CEO pushes to gain power for Latinos, UNO charter school network
    As America's banking system began to freeze in mid-2008, Juan Rangel's nonprofit United Neighborhood Organization was in trouble.    Because of a gubernatorial funding veto, the Latino group, which runs one of Chicago's largest charter school networks,...
  • World-renowned street artist leaves opossum in Pilsen

    World-renowned street artist leaves opossum in Pilsen
    Even before he knew what his mural would look like, Belgian street artist ROA knew he wanted that wall. The wall--on 16th Street near Laflin Street, close to the busy intersection of 16th Street and Ashland in Pilsen--isn't the first wall most artists...
  • Pilsen: Where change is underfoot

    Pilsen: Where change is underfoot
    Granted, she is the alderman's daughter, but Maya Solis also symbolizes the new Pilsen resident —young, of Mexican descent and college-educated. Instead of dashing to the 'burbs after college, these new residents are not only living in their...