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  • Plastic bag ban? Not so fast, aldermen say

    Plastic bag ban? Not so fast, aldermen say
    Although some Chicago aldermen hope to approve a plastic bag ban by the end of the month, a majority of the City Council is saying, "Not so fast."
  • Aldermen revisiting plastic bag ban

    Aldermen revisiting plastic bag ban
    Seven years after a plastic bag ban was first proposed for Chicago stores, aldermen said Tuesday it's time to end the debate. “Our environment has waited too long” for a ban on the bags that litter streets, clog sewer drains and end up in...

    Emanuel wants to hike cable TV tax

    Emanuel wants to hike cable TV tax
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel hopes to pump $13 million more into city coffers next year by raising amusement taxes on cable TV services and boosting zoning permit fees for large construction projects, City Hall officials say. The increases are part of a series of...

    Aldermen say Emanuel needs to do more on food deserts

    Aldermen say Emanuel needs to do more on food deserts
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration should take more action to combat Chicago's food deserts and focus less on issuing news releases touting progress on the issue, aldermen said Wednesday. That advice came in response to a Tribune story that showed...

    Back of the Yards no man's land for police, politicians

    Back of the Yards no man's land for police, politicians
    Just a few weeks ago, Chicago police brass, prosecutors and federal authorities summoned gang members to Gage Park to deliver a message: If the violence continued, law enforcement would be targeting the gang responsible. The meeting on the Southwest...