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  • In 1890s Chicago, bicycles were all the rage

     In 1890s Chicago, bicycles were all the rage
    Chicago's fastest, rudest bicyclists were called "scorchers." They hunched over their handlebars as they raced in the streets. They were "selfish, reckless, impudent transgressors of the law and trespassers upon the rights of others," the Tribune...
  • Woodridge trustees reject video gambling

    Woodridge trustees reject video gambling
    Woodridge trustees decided not to repeal a ban on video gambling in the suburb. At a village board meeting on April 24, Woodridge Mayor Gina Cunningham broke a 3-3 tie vote in favor of preserving the ban. Trustees have been mulling over a proposal to...
  • Metra releases names from its 'patronage files'

    Metra releases names from its 'patronage files'
    Hand-written index cards reflecting patronage hiring at Metra dating back 30 years contain recommendations from dozens of politicians—a virtual who’s who of clout ranging from Chicago aldermen to state legislators and even a well-respected...
  • Illinois could be first state to ban microbeads

    Illinois could be first state to ban microbeads
    The tiny plastic particles found in many facial cleansers and soaps promise a gentle scrubbing and luxuriously smooth skin. But those little beads of grit are also piling up in waterways, where they can suck up toxins and harm wildlife,...
  • Woodridge mulls gaming license limit during trial period

    Woodridge mulls gaming license limit during trial period
    Even though Woodridge trustees are poised to repeal a ban on video gambling in the suburb, not all business establishments that want the machines will have the opportunity to acquire them. At a village board meeting on April 10, trustees directed the...
  • Otis McDonald, 1933-2014: Fought Chicago's gun ban

     Otis McDonald, 1933-2014: Fought Chicago's gun ban
    Otis McDonald forever will be known as the man who brought down Chicago's gun ban. After a long illness, he died Friday, April 4, at the age of 80. The landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that bears his name forced Chicago to fall in line with the...
  • Illinois Senate passes rape kit reform

    SPRINGFIELD — Rosa Pickett said she thought nothing would ever be worse than the night she was brutally beaten and raped — until she found out the Robbins Police Department didn’t follow through and time ran out to file charges in the...
  • Medical marijuana for kids measure advances

    Medical marijuana for kids measure advances
    As Margaret Storey testified in front of a state Senate committee on Tuesday in support of a bill that would allow children who suffer from seizures access to medical marijuana, her daughter Josie, who was in the audience with her dad and aunt, had a...
  • Chicago resident hopes to challenge incumbent in 15th District

    Chicago resident hopes to challenge incumbent in 15th District
    Republican Evelyn Mazzucco hopes to challenge incumbent Democratic state Rep. John D'Amico in the November election for a seat in the 15th District of the state House. D'Amico, who is currently running unopposed, is in his 10th year of representing...
  • Illinois Senate votes to outlaw revenge porn

    Illinois Senate votes to outlaw revenge porn
    SPRINGFIELD — Posting sexually explicit pictures of intimate friends or ex-lovers on the web would become illegal in Illinois under legislation the Senate passed Thursday. Sponsoring Sen. Michael Hastings, D-Orland Hills, said the practice,...
  • Oberweis, who pushed to raise speed limit, has 11 speeding tickets

    Oberweis, who pushed to raise speed limit, has 11 speeding tickets
    U.S. Senate candidate Jim Oberweis, who cites his successful push to raise Illinois' speed limit as the top accomplishment of his first year as a state lawmaker, has been ticketed for speeding 11 times since 1988, according to public records. Two of the...