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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 speed camera ticket measure approved

    Emanuel speed camera ticket measure approved
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s controversial speed-camera ordinance that would ding violators with tickets of up to $100 won Chicago City Council approval today. The 33-14 vote came after the mayor made changes to the camera plan in an effort to build...

    Owe City Hall? Chicago may take it out of state tax refund

    Owe City Hall? Chicago may take it out of state tax refund
    Illinois residents who owe money to Chicago City Hall could find a hold placed on their state income tax refunds under a measure endorsed today by the City Council Budget Committee. The city hopes to collect between $8 million and $20 million in unpaid...

    Chicago City Council to consider ban on crib bumpers

    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 today. Ald. James Balcer, 11th, and George Cardenas, 12th, introduced the ordinance in response to a series of...