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  • Bridgeport greener with a new Daley in the wings

    Bridgeport greener with a new Daley in the wings
    As the sun rose over Bridgeport — the hereditary fiefdom of the Daleys of Chicago — I noticed something, well, different about the flora.
  • City misfires in passing new gun-range law

     
    In a court ruling handed down Wednesday, Judge Ilana Diamond Rovner of the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals accused the Chicago City Council of passing a gun ordinance last year that was "too cute by half" and amounted to...

    Emanuel critic fends off foe; mayor to keep iron grip on council

    Emanuel critic fends off foe; mayor to keep iron grip on council
    A fierce critic of Mayor Rahm Emanuel fended off an opponent backed by pro-Emanuel political groups Tuesday in one of the most expensive and high-profile races among 18 City Council runoff contests. Six other aldermen who have been strong backers of...

    Emanuel campaign, aldermanic hopefuls file for spot on Chicago ballot

    Emanuel campaign, aldermanic hopefuls file for spot on Chicago ballot
    Scores of aldermen, election attorneys and campaign volunteers formed a long line that snaked through the basement of the Dunne Cook County Office Building on Monday morning as they waited to be among the first to file petition signatures to get on the...

    Council to consider ban on crib bumper pads

    Council to consider ban on crib bumper pads
    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 Wednesday. Ald. James Balcer, 11th, and George Cardenas, 12th, introduced the ordinance in response to a series of...