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  • Panel approves 6 more marijuana dispensaries, denies 1 for Wicker Park

    Panel approves 6 more marijuana dispensaries, denies 1 for Wicker Park
    A city zoning panel Friday gave a thumbs-up to six more medical marijuana dispensaries in Chicago while denying one proposal and putting off decisions on six others.
  • City Council panel endorses police contract

    City Council panel endorses police contract
    A key Chicago City Council committee on Monday endorsed a new contract with more than 9,500 rank-and-file police officers, setting the stage for a full council vote Wednesday that will buy Mayor Rahm Emanuel some level of labor peace going into next year'...

    City Council watchdog: Ethics cases sent to prosecutors

    City Council watchdog: Ethics cases sent to prosecutors
    Allegations of criminal misconduct by Chicago aldermen are being reviewed by county, state and federal prosecutors, the City Council’s internal watchdog said Wednesday. “We have cases currently pending...that hopefully will result in...

    Chicago aldermen want to curb their watchdog

    Chicago aldermen want to curb their watchdog
    We've often wondered if Faisal Khan knew what he was getting into when he accepted the job as Chicago's first legislative watchdog. Now we know. "I cannot believe the third biggest metropolis in this country has operated in terms of ethics the way...

    Minimum wage hike backers seek support of North Side aldermen

    Minimum wage hike backers seek support of North Side aldermen
    Supporters of a $15 minimum wage in Chicago will embark on a North Side bus tour this morning to rally outside the offices of two aldermen they want to back their proposal, plus a McDonald's restaurant to highlight the plight of low-wage workers. The...