A federal appeals panel Wednesday tossed out a Chicago gun ordinance banning shooting ranges in the city. But Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the city council were ready to impose new rules.Emanuel told reporters that city lawyers saw the appeals court's decision coming.
Yesterday's thunderstorm may be over, but despite reports of record heat today, the erratic midwestern weather shows no signs of stopping as we enter the holiday weekend.There was wind: Ghostbusters II anyone?
This time of year is just murder on people with special requests, allergies and gluten-intolerance. There are backyard barbecues, graduation lunches and wedding showers, not to mention menus full of pasta, starch and flour.
President Barack Obama will host the NATO and G-8 summits in Chicago next year. The president announced the summits in his prime-time address to the nation Wednesday night.World leaders will gather in Chicago in May of 2012 to discuss the future of coalition operations in Afghanistan.The U.S.
Vice President Joe Biden is scheduled to attend a few events in Chicago this evening.Biden will spend his evening on Navy Pier, beginning first with a re-election fundraiser at Riva Crab House. Supporters can get in for $5,000 a person.