The idea behind a referendum is to give voters a direct voice in making their community better. These ballot questions can cover anything from stem-cell research to the fate of an empty lot. They may be binding or just advisory. Last month, referenda were on ballots in nine Chicago precincts.
Chicagoans who punch cards for their favorite aldermanic candidates might have the issue of crime on their minds. But depending on where they live, they will have heard more—or less—about crime from their candidates.
Emergency rooms around Chicago are bracing for an influx of patients seeking help for drinking too much Friday.The head of the emergency room at Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago's western suburbs says he sees more teenagers on New Year's for alcohol-related problems than any other day of
The Chicago-based manufacturer of the drink Four Loko is changing its recipe. The caffeine and alcohol drink has been banned in several cities around the country.Chicago's City Council has talked about banning Four Loko. Other cities have already done it, even the State of Michigan.