| Jun 2, 2011
| 6:38 AM
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.
| Dec 28, 2011
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...
| Jul 6, 2011
| 4:37 PM
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...
| Sep 9, 2011
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...
| Sep 8, 2011
| 10:55 AM
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,...
| Oct 16, 2011
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...
| Feb 15, 2012
| 10:05 AM
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.