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Aldermen, have your heads stopped spinning over all the details in that McCormick Place/Navy Pier megadeal announced Thursday? If so, we have some questions for you. No, not about that megadeal. About the last megadeal. The one on revising the parking...
The Chicago City Council will vote on many items Wednesday. None likely will be more important than the zoning change on tap for the property at 2245 W. Pershing Road. That is where Concept Schools, a top-quality charter operator, wants to open the...
RedEyeCome Fridays, Nelson Ignila, a 22-year-old Lincoln Park resident, is exhausted from the long hours he puts in at his management consulting job. Since he doesn't have time for an evening nap before going out, Ignila reaches for one of the 5-Hour Energy...
Clout StreetThe perceived dangers to children posed by often-sugary, much-caffeinated energy drinks resulted in much talk but no action Tuesday during a City Council committee hearing. Ald. Edward Burke, 14th, has proposed banning drinks with at least 180 milligrams...
New York City barred convenience stores and restaurants from selling outsize sodas. Boston's mayor halted pop sales and soft-drink advertising in city buildings to fight obesity and rising health care costs. In Chicago, Mayor Rahm Emanuel plans to take...
Tribune reporterHealth advocates and soda supporters will go head to head Tuesday in a City Council committee hearing on a sugary beverage tax. The hearing was spurred by a resolution presented by Ald George Cardenas ((12th) earlier this year that asked the City Council...
Clout StreetMayor Rahm Emanuel today gave an impassioned defense of the city’s effort to intercept millions in state income tax refunds from people across Illinois who owe City Hall money. The speech came after the City Council approved the plan 41-8. “...
At one time, Florencia Cano was so depressed her younger sister would put food in her mouth to coax her to eat. Eight years later, she is determined to stop the closing of the North Side mental health center where she received the counseling she...
Clout StreetThe Chicago City Council today voted to spend $1.3 million to settle a civil suit filed by the mother of a man who collapsed and died after swallowing drugs during his arrest last summer. Although some aldermen expressed opposition, Ald. Edward Burke,...
Chicago could become the first city in the country to ban the sale of crib bumper pads if the City Council approves an ordinance introduced Wednesday. Ald. James Balcer, 11th, and George Cardenas, 12th, introduced the ordinance in response to a series of...
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