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  • Bridgeport helipad gets preliminary OK despite complaints

    Bridgeport helipad gets preliminary OK despite complaints
    A fleet of choppers giving aerial tours of the city could launch from a Bridgeport heliport along the Chicago River after a company got the preliminary OK Thursday despite complaints from nearby residents about noise and potential danger.
  • Aldermen OK new Bridgeport helipad

    Aldermen OK new Bridgeport helipad
    The City Council Zoning Committee recommended approval of a new heliport along the Chicago River in the Bridgeport neighborhood despite concerns from nearby residents about noise and potential danger.   Chicago Helicopter Express wants to build a...

    Pair of aldermen oppose effort to rename ATF HQ after Eliot Ness

    Pair of aldermen oppose effort to rename ATF HQ after Eliot Ness
    A pair of Chicago aldermen introduced a resolution today opposing a proposal to name the headquarters of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives after Prohibition-era crime fighter Eliot Ness. Alds. Ed Burke, 14th, and James...

    Mayor moves to limit medical marijuana dispensaries

    Mayor moves to limit medical marijuana dispensaries
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Ald. Edward Burke introduced a plan Tuesday to limit where medical marijuana dispensaries and growing operations can set up shop in the city after the drug becomes legal Jan. 1. The proposal would require special use permits...

    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 “...