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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...

    Balcer stepping down from council; Daley nephew in running as replacement

    Balcer stepping down from council; Daley nephew in running as replacement
    Four years after Mayor Richard M. Daley announced he wouldn't seek another term, the door has opened for his nephew to try for a Chicago City Council seat from the family's ancestral home in Bridgeport.  Patrick Daley Thompson made it known Tuesday that...

    Ex-gang member 'Gator' Bradley asks aldermen for gun permit

    Ex-gang member 'Gator' Bradley asks aldermen for gun permit
    Pardoned former gang member Wallace “Gator” Bradley told aldermen today he wants the right to own a handgun, even though he once had felony convictions on his record. Bradley, who in recent decades has set up shop as a self-professed “...

    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...