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  • 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 —...
  • Emanuel says he backs McCarthy in face of aldermanic criticism

    Emanuel says he backs McCarthy in face of aldermanic criticism
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel gave Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy his “100 percent support” Monday despite complaints from some aldermen fed up with the department’s inability to bring down violence in their neighborhoods. The mayor...
  • Chicago alderman says he asked gang members not to harbor fugitives

    Chicago alderman says he asked gang members not to harbor fugitives
    In the wake of the murder of 6-month-old Jonylah Watkins, the ward’s alderman announced Tuesday that he has contacted gang members to ask them not to harbor the killers of innocent victims. Ald. Willie Cochran, 20th, a retired Chicago police...
  • Democratic bosses pick Beavers replacement despite state fine

    Democratic bosses pick Beavers replacement despite state fine
    Democratic ward and township bosses today chose Stanley Moore to succeed convicted former Cook County Commissioner William Beavers despite Moore's $3,000 fine for allegedly campaigning while on the taxpayer dime at his state job. The selection by party...
  • Beavers county board successor could be picked Thursday

    Beavers county board successor could be picked Thursday
    Cook County Democratic leaders are scheduled to meet Thursday to pick a replacement for Commissioner William Beavers, who was convicted last month of federal tax evasion. Ald. Howard Brookins will lead the meeting at which Democratic committeemen will...
  • Emanuel not inclined to go back to free water for non-profit groups

    Emanuel not inclined to go back to free water for non-profit groups
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Thursday that restoring free water service to churches and non-profit agencies as some aldermen suggest would reverse a campaign promise he’s fulfilled. “I pledged in the campaign that we were not going to give away...
  • Mayor: 'This is avoidable because this is a strike of choice'

    Mayor: 'This is avoidable because this is a strike of choice'
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel says the teachers strike is "not necessary" because the two sides were close. "I believe this is avoidable because this is a strike of choice," Emanuel said at a hastily called news conference at the Harold Washington Library Sunday...
  • Littering in Chicago could cost you $1,500 -- and your car

    Littering in Chicago could cost you $1,500 -- and your car
    Adults who toss litter out the window of vehicles in Chicago would face fines of $1,500 and the impoundment of their cars, SUVs or trucks under a proposal being introduced at today’s City Council meeting. “I’ve been behind one too...
  • 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....
  • No vote on stiffer penalties for littering in city

    No vote on stiffer penalties for littering in city
    Aldermen talked Monday about the need to clean up the litter on Chicago streets but stopped short of voting on a proposal that would allow police to impound a vehicle and levy a $1,500 fine if an adult passenger in the car throws trash out the window....
  • More 911 calls won't get in-person response

    More 911 calls won't get in-person response
    The Chicago Police Department hopes to free up the equivalent of 44 officers a day by no longer dispatching cops for certain crimes, like burglaries and car thefts in which the offender is no longer at the scene and no one is in immediate danger....