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  • Five things to look for as you await the returns Tuesday night

     
    Tuesday's print column Even if you don't plan to vote in Tuesday's primary election — and if you're a Democrat in an uncontested district, who can blame you? — you should be interested in the returns, what they say about...
  • City wants tighter rules on crude oil trains

    City wants tighter rules on crude oil trains
    Warning that the frequent railroad trains loaded with crude oil passing through the Chicago area are a “serious risk to public safety,” the City Council is calling for tighter restrictions on the shipments than federal officials proposed in...

    Convicted ex-alderman seeking Cook County Board seat

    Convicted ex-alderman seeking Cook County Board seat
    Less than two years after getting out of federal prison where he served time for a public corruption conviction, former West Side alderman Isaac "Ike" Carothers is attempting a political comeback. While state law bars Carothers from trying to win back a...

    Plan for 8 a.m. Sunday liquor sales in Chicago stalls

    Plan for 8 a.m. Sunday liquor sales in Chicago stalls
    A powerful North Side alderman wants to let stores sell liquor starting at 8 a.m. Sundays as a way to help grocers, but some of his City Council colleagues are worried about what that could mean in their neighborhoods. As a result, Ald. Patrick O’...

    Chicago aldermen want tighter curfew for kids under 12

    Chicago aldermen want tighter curfew for kids under 12
    Chicago children younger than 12 would have to be inside by 8:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday under a new curfew proposal endorsed today by a committee at the urging of aldermen whose South Side neighborhoods have been hit hard by street violence. On...