| Jun 15, 2012
| 4:47 PM
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)....
| Jun 21, 2012
| 11:25 AM
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’...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 2:14 PM
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...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 2:11 PM
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...
| Sep 19, 2011
| 2:36 PM
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...
| Oct 2, 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. ...
| May 18, 2011
| 2:40 PM
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...
| Oct 27, 2011
| 12:37 PM
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...
| Aug 27, 2012
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,...
| Aug 17, 2012
| 8:18 AM
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...
| Mar 6, 2009
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...