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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 —...

    Mayor's drug plan pitch greeted with skepticism

    Mayor's drug plan pitch greeted with skepticism
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday started to sell his idea of loosening Illinois drug laws for possession of illegal substances like marijuana, heroin and cocaine, but some of those he has to convince said they're skeptical because he'll want tougher gun laws...

    White areas see more arrests for attempted child abduction than minority areas do

    Child abduction attempts by strangers are scattered throughout the city. But in the 407 preliminary Chicago police reports identified by the Tribune since March 2008, the arrest rate was sharply lower in areas that had higher crime rates and more single-...

    Chicago City Council's Black Caucus has new leader

    South Side Ald. Howard Brookins Jr. was elected chairman of the Chicago City Council's Black Caucus today. The 21st Ward alderman defeated Ald. Latasha Thomas, 17th, in a vote among African-American aldermen after the council meeting. Thomas declined...