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  • CPS trying to unload dozens of closed schools

    CPS trying to unload dozens of closed schools
    More than a year after Chicago Public Schools closed nearly 50 schools for under-enrollment, there has been little progress on finding new uses for most of the now-empty buildings.
  • Keep Montrose Beach family friendly

    Keep Montrose Beach family friendly
    Police broke up an illegal concert at Montrose Beach a few weekends ago, and suddenly there's talk of turning the parking lots into a bird sanctuary. That sounds like a fine idea — if you're a bird. If you're the driver of a minivan carrying two...

    Red light ticket spike fallout at City Hall

    Red light ticket spike fallout at City Hall
    A group of aldermen said Monday they will ask City Hall's top watchdog to investigate Chicago's beleaguered red light camera program following a Tribune investigation that revealed a series of suspicious ticket spikes around the city that tagged thousands...

    Council OKs six-month hold on residential hotel conversions

    Council OKs six-month hold on residential hotel conversions
    The redevelopment of single-room-occupancy hotels and residential hotels within Chicago will largely come to a halt until early next year, now that the Chicago City Council has passed a six-month moratorium related to those projects. Approved 47-0...

    Let them eat ... nothing

    Let them eat ... nothing
    In March, police in Birmingham, Ala., approached a pastor who was handing out hot dogs and bottled water to homeless people living beneath a viaduct. He had to stop, police said, because he didn't have a food truck permit. Los Angeles, Philadelphia,...