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E-cigarettes largely unregulated

E-cigarettes largely unregulated

Tucked behind a shopping plaza on a quieter stretch of U.S. 41 in St. John, a small shop is part of the booming industry of electronic cigarettes.

March 08, 2014 11:00 pm Photos

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Chicago officials say Ness undeserving of honor

CHICAGO | An effort to scrub Eliot Ness's reputation as the federal lawman who brought down Al Capone came to Chicago's City Hall on Friday.

March 01, 2014 12:00 am

Chicago City Council tightens e-cigarette rules

CHICAGO | Chicago's City Council on Wednesday passed an ordinance prohibiting the use of electronic cigarettes in areas where tobacco products are currently banned.

January 15, 2014 2:30 pm

Federal lawsuit aims to overturn Chicago ward map

CHICAGO | The League of Women Voters and more than a dozen Chicago residents are suing to overturn the city's new ward map.

April 03, 2013 7:30 pm

'Participatory budgeting' spreading to other Chicago wards

CHICAGO | Residents of four Chicago wards are getting to decide how government money is spent in their communities, in what's being called an experiment in direct democracy.

October 14, 2012 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: School boards should be elected

If there's one thing Valparaiso people don't want to be accused of, it's Chicago-style politics. But guess what? The two cities do have something in common after all — a school board filled with political appointees.

July 27, 2012 12:00 am
Chicago City Council approves food truck ordinance

Chicago City Council approves food truck ordinance

Customers purchase cupcakes from the Flirty Cupcakes food truck on July 12 in Chicago. An ordinance approved Wednesday allows trucks to cook and prepare food on board. While the trucks were already allowed on Chicago’s streets, rules prohibited operators from so much as putting hot sauce on …

July 25, 2012 2:40 pm
Chicago City Council approves food truck ordinance

Chicago City Council approves food truck ordinance

A customer signs a petition July 12 on the Duck N Roll food truck, right, arguing for the elimination of a proposed ban on food trucks parking within 200 feet of restaurants in Chicago. The ordinance, which was approved Wednesday, finally allows food trucks to cook and prepare food but conti…

July 25, 2012 2:36 pm
Aldermen approve food truck ordinance

Aldermen approve food truck ordinance

CHICAGO | Food truck operators in Chicago can finally cook on board their vehicles, as they do across much of the U.S., under an ordinance approved Wednesday that also keeps in place a parking restriction that many owners say could drive them out of business.

July 25, 2012 2:32 pm Photos

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Chicago to settle 2 more police torture lawsuits

Chicago to settle 2 more police torture lawsuits

Former Chicago Police Cmdr. Jon Burge departs the federal building in Chicago on May 24, 2010. On Monday, a Chicago City Council committee signed off on settlements in two lawsuits filed by men who allege they were victims of police torture during Burge's tenure as a police commander. The se…

July 23, 2012 3:51 pm

Chicago to consider allowing food prep on trucks

CHICAGO | Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he will join two aldermen in introducing an ordinance that will allow food truck operators to prepare meals aboard their vehicles.

June 26, 2012 2:30 pm

Chicago targets synthetic drugs disguised as 'bath salts'

CHICAGO | Chicago will become the first large U.S. city to punish retail outlets that sell synthetic stimulants masquerading as bath salts, plant food and other seemingly innocuous products.

February 16, 2012 9:00 pm

Chicago's 10th Ward maintains Latino majority under new map

CHICAGO | For an area that has one of Chicago's oldest Spanish-speaking enclaves, the Southeast Side doesn't reflect that fact in its political representation in City Hall.

January 19, 2012 12:30 pm

Emanuel's $2 congestion fee faces revisions by council committee

CHICAGO | The Chicago City Council referred Mayor Rahm Emanuel's 2012 budget to the Finance Committee last week for final adjustments before it goes to a vote of the full council Wednesday.

November 14, 2011 6:30 pm
Cash-strapped Chicago mulls easing marijuana law

Cash-strapped Chicago mulls easing marijuana law

Chicago Alderman Richard Mell, left, speaks during a news conference Wednesday in Chicago, accompanied by several aldermen who support an ordinance that would turn possession of a small amount of marijuana from a misdemeanor into an infraction that is no more serious than a traffic citation.

November 03, 2011 12:00 am
Cash-strapped Chicago mulls easing marijuana law

Cash-strapped Chicago mulls easing marijuana law

Chicago Alderman Danny Solis speaks during a news conference Wednesday in Chicago, before introducing an ordinance to the City Council that would turn possession of a small amount of marijuana from a misdemeanor into an infraction that is no more serious than a traffic citation. Solis says h…

November 03, 2011 12:00 am

Chicago takes unique approach to fight concussions

CHICAGO | Keep kids with concussions off the field, or your school could be forced to pay up.

March 10, 2011 10:00 pm
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