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'Sinful' burger raises ire of some Catholics
Oct. 3, 2013
The new burger at a Chicago restaurant topped with communion wafer, red wine reduction symbolizes blood and body of Christ and raised the ire of some.
Aldermen agree to water down gun law
Sep. 9, 2013
Chicago gun owners will no longer have to obtain a city permit and pay city fees under a revised handgun ordinance approved by a city council committee.
Deb Mell appointed to father's council seat
Jul. 24, 2013
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is appointing state lawmaker Deb Mell to fill her father's long-held city council seat.
Report claims misconduct, rankles aldermen
Jul. 22, 2013
The latest report from the office that investigates corruption among Chicago’s City Council members has irritated some aldermen, and they’re calling for that office’s dissolution.
Asian-Americans hope new caucus will restore clout
Jul. 1, 2013
A new, 14-member Asian-American Caucus in City Hall has many hoping it’ll rectify setbacks that the community was dealt under Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
CPS closings, Beavers conviction result of corrupt system
Mar. 22, 2013
The closings of 54 schools and the conviction of William Beavers, a longtime commissioner and alderman, are the results of a long, enmeshed system that gives the mayor unprecedented power and breeds corruption, both big and small.
'Gun offender registry' expands
Mar. 7, 2013
Gun offenders in Chicago could soon be required to provide police with personal information including their photos and addresses as early as next month.
City Council anticipating ward map compromise--and parliamentary maneuvers
Jan. 19, 2012
The remap of Chicago's 50 wards was not quite a done deal. The Chicago City Council's rules committee met Thursday morning and they were expected to pass a compromise map.
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