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  • A fine idea to exterminate litterbugs

     
    Friday's print column Since we are too civilized a people to horsewhip those who throw trash out the windows of their cars, I’m grudgingly satisfied with Chicago’s proposed metaphorical lash of a $1,500 fine and vehicle impoundment. Ald. Howard Brookins...
  • No ifs, ands or butts

     
    State litter-law amendment was long overdue Friday's print column Photo by Antonio Perez, Chicago Tribune Whenever I start to feel sorry for cigarette smokers — addicted social pariahs who pay exorbitant taxes to feed their ruinous cravings —...

    Ex-aide to Ald. Brookins gets 15 months in prison for bribery

     Ex-aide to Ald. Brookins gets 15 months in prison for bribery
    As a teenager growing up on Chicago's South Side, Curtis Thompson Jr. used to come downtown at night to help his father, a city janitor, literally clean up City Hall. On Wednesday, he became the latest in a long line of dirty city officials to be...

    Emanuel loyalists prosper in new City Council power structure

    Emanuel loyalists prosper in new City Council power structure
    Despite the talk of a newly assertive Chicago City Council, aldermen on Wednesday are expected to overwhelmingly approve a new committee structure that rewards loyalists to Mayor Rahm Emanuel with coveted chairmanships. The plum assignments come with...

    Mayor: Approval of Burge victims fund a step toward 'removing a stain'

    Mayor: Approval of Burge victims fund a step toward 'removing a stain'
    In a dramatic moment Wednesday, the Chicago City Council rose to acknowledge victims of torture at the hands of former police Cmdr. Jon Burge before approving a $5.5 million reparations package that Mayor Rahm Emanuel said shows Chicago is willing to deal...