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Tribune reporterThe Chicago City Council overwhelmingly voted today to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana possession. Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s proposal passed 44-3, allowing Chicago police to issue pot-possession tickets starting Aug. 4. The move makes...
The Chicago City Council doesn't always act with wisdom and frugality, but it did so today in voting to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana. Treating it as a crime wastes money, diverts police from truly scary activity and brands many...
Before Charlie Trotter revealed he had quit serving foie gras and suggested eating the liver of fellow Chicago chef Rick Tramonto, before Ald. Joe Moore proposed that the city ban the sale of the fat livers of force-fed ducks, before the City Council...
Lincoln ParkThe Roscoe View Journal reports:
A new proposed map for Chicago City Council wards was submitted to City Council by the Mexican American Legal Defense Fund (MALDEF) yesterday, as the debate over how to readjust ward lines to 2010 Census dat...
As Chicago waits for the latest renovation plans for Navy Pier, it is safe to say that whatever is unveiled, it won't be any wackier than what the pier already has seen in its 95 years. Navy Pier has been an entertainment venue, a university, a naval...
All it took for former state Rep. Robert Molaro to nearly double his public pension was spending one month as an aide to Ald. Ed Burke, the powerful chairman of the Chicago City Council's Finance Committee. Among Molaro's duties: Write a 19-page white...
Tribune reporterNorth Chicago’s police chief has been placed on leave while the city investigates six separate allegations of excessive force by officers. Mayor Leon Rockingham Jr. announced the move Tuesday afternoon, saying Chief Mike Newsome would remain on...
Tags: Chicago, North Chicago
As Chicago heads into summer, a bumper crop of fruit and vegetable stands is ready to sprout on street corners all over the city. And, finally, they will be legal. On Wednesday the City Council unanimously approved an amended ordinance to issue an...
Tags: Rahm Emanuel, Chicago, Obesity, Weight, Consumers
Clout StreetNew financial disclosure statements show six of the Chicago City Council's 16 new aldermen have outside jobs or own businesses. Nine of the aldermen who were elected for the first time last year gave up other jobs, according to disclosures and...
Tags: Politics, Michele Smith, Local Elections, John Arena, Elections
WGN NewsAt the beginning of Mayor Daley’s reign at city hall, a succession of heart attacks killed three Chicago aldermen within several months. Many of their colleagues signed a tribute letter honoring them, but also taking the vulnerable moment to ask...
Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s controversial speed-camera ordinance that would ding violators with tickets of up to $100 won Chicago City Council approval. The 33-14 vote at Wednesday's City Council meeting follows a last minute concession that was...
Tags: Politics, Rahm Emanuel, Punishment, Elections, Fines
The first paid concerts in Taste of Chicago history will be announced Thursday, including performances by Jennifer Hudson, Death Cab for Cutie, Chaka Khan and Dierks Bentley. On Wednesday, the Chicago City Council approved a $25 fee for the 3,000-seat...
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