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Margaret Laurino

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  • Aldermen could teach teens a thing or two about getting enough sleep

    Aldermen could teach teens a thing or two about getting enough sleep
    I used to think that Chicago aldermen stayed up late into the night scheming on how to waste the taxpayers' money: Like making a quick buck with phony contracts to sell dead rats on coat hangers as earmuffs to homeless blind men. But it turns out I...
  • Alderman calls for hearings on teen sleep deprivation

    Alderman calls for hearings on teen sleep deprivation
    A longtime alderman is calling for hearings on sleep deprivation in teenagers and the possibility of changing the start times of Chicago public schools to help students get more rest. Northwest Side Ald. Margaret Laurino, 39th, introduced her...
  • City to install more jet noise monitors in Chicago

    City to install more jet noise monitors in Chicago
    The Emanuel administration is willing to meet at least one demand of sleepless residents affected by changes in jet noise patterns at O'Hare International Airport by installing more noise monitors in Chicago and several suburbs, officials are expected...
  • O'Hare anti-noise group wants city aviation boss to resign

    O'Hare anti-noise group wants city aviation boss to resign
    A group representing city and suburban homeowners seeking relief from increasing airplane noise called today for Chicago Aviation Commissioner Rosemarie Andolino to resign or for Mayor Rahm Emanuel to fire her. Leaders of the Fair Allocation in Runways ...
  • Aldermen fill ballot with advisory questions

    Aldermen fill ballot with advisory questions
    The Chicago City Council today filled the November general election ballot with enough referendums to prevent any citizen questions from being placed on all ballots in the city. Aldermen voted to place three questions on the Nov. 4 ballot — the...
  • Watchdog: Todd Stroger official coerced contributions from Cook County workers

    Watchdog: Todd Stroger official coerced contributions from Cook County workers
    A high-ranking Cook County official from a prominent Democratic family retired late last year after the county's chief internal watchdog recommended he be fired for coercing government workers into donating to the campaign of then-County Board President...
  • O'Hare jet-noise fight gets 'symbolic' nudge from county official

    O'Hare jet-noise fight gets 'symbolic' nudge from county official
    A Cook County commissioner plans to propose a resolution Wednesday calling for a mandatory “fly-quiet” program during overnight hours at O’Hare International Airport to address increasing jet noise from a new runway layout. O’...
  • 2 aldermen seek hearing on O'Hare jet noise

    2 aldermen seek hearing on O'Hare jet noise
    Two Chicago aldermen whose wards are awash in jet noise are calling for hearings on the new air-traffic patterns at O'Hare International Airport. Alds. Mary O’Connor, 41st, and Margaret Laurino, 39th Ward, introduced a resolution at Wednesday's...
  • Somebody Nobody Asked™ has advice for Rahm Emanuel

     
    By America's pre-eminent unsolicited advice columnist, for the Sunday paper Dear Mayor Rahm Emanuel: Do not appoint Democratic State Rep. Deb Mell of Chicago to the City Council vacancy created by the retirement of her father, Ald. Dick Mell (33rd).......
  • Texting while bicycling in Chicago could soon equal a ticket

    Texting while bicycling in Chicago could soon equal a ticket
    Chicago cops could ticket bicyclists who text while riding on city streets under a proposal endorsed today by a panel of aldermen. The proposal, recommended by the Pedestrian and Traffic Safety Committee, also would make it illegal to talk on a cell...
  • Chicago City Council bans texting while bicycling

    Chicago City Council bans texting while bicycling
    Bicyclists soon will face the same restrictions against texting while riding in Chicago as motorists do while behind the wheel. The City Council today passed an ordinance prohibiting bicyclists from texting while moving. They also cannot make cell...