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  • Alderman proposes monthly fee for extra police

    Alderman proposes monthly fee for extra police
    A Chicago alderman thinks you should pay more for police protection.  Alderman George Cardenas is proposing that all homeowners, renters and businesses pay a new "safety and security fee" -- as much as $5 a month, tacked on to ComEd bills. He says the...
  • Emanuel defends income-tax hike refund seizure

    Emanuel defends income-tax hike refund seizure
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel today gave an impassioned defense of the city’s effort to intercept millions in state income tax refunds from people across Illinois who owe City Hall money. The speech came after the City Council approved the plan 41-8. “...
  • Chicago City Council settles drug-swallowing death lawsuit for $1.3 million

    Chicago City Council settles drug-swallowing death lawsuit for $1.3 million
    The Chicago City Council today voted to spend $1.3 million to settle a civil suit filed by the mother of a man who collapsed and died after swallowing drugs during his arrest last summer. Although some aldermen expressed opposition, Ald. Edward Burke,...
  • 10 steps to begin correcting Chicago's open space shortage

    10 steps to begin correcting Chicago's open space shortage
    Ideas are bubbling that can help Chicago fix the dismaying lack of open space away from its park-rich lakefront. New York is closing lightly trafficked local streets and turning them into temporary playgrounds. San Francisco is taking parking spaces...
  • Council bans sale of crib bumper pads in Chicago

    Council bans sale of crib bumper pads in Chicago
    Despite objections from the industry, Chicago on Thursday became the first city in the country to ban the sale of crib bumper pads due to concern that the popular products pose a suffocation risk to babies. The City Council approved the ordinance in...
  • Council to consider ban on crib bumper pads

    Council to consider ban on crib bumper pads
    Chicago could become the first city in the country to ban the sale of crib bumper pads if the City Council approves an ordinance introduced Wednesday. Ald. James Balcer, 11th, and George Cardenas, 12th, introduced the ordinance in response to a series of...
  • Metropolitan Water Reclamation District may stop fighting Chicago River cleanup

    Metropolitan Water Reclamation District may stop fighting Chicago River cleanup
    In response to efforts to clean up the Chicago River, top officials at the taxpayer-funded agency that handles Cook County's sewage and stormwater have argued that the endeavor would waste money, cause global warming and lead to children drowning. But...
  • Activists question city's plan for mental health centers

    Activists question city's plan for mental health centers
    At one time, Florencia Cano was so depressed her younger sister would put food in her mouth to coax her to eat. Eight years later, she is determined to stop the closing of the North Side mental health center where she received the counseling she...
  • City set to hear testimony on soda taxes

    City set to hear testimony on soda taxes
    Health advocates and soda supporters will go head to head Tuesday in a City Council committee hearing on a sugary beverage tax. The hearing was spurred by a resolution presented by Ald George Cardenas ((12th) earlier this year that asked the City Council...
  • Chicago City Council to consider ban on crib bumpers

    Chicago could become the first city in the country to ban the sale of crib bumper pads if the City Council approves an ordinance introduced today. Ald. James Balcer, 11th, and George Cardenas, 12th, introduced the ordinance in response to a series of...