WBEZ producer Monica Eng explains how the USDA aims to rehabilitate the SNAP program. And, former Chicago Public Schools CEO Paul Vallas is using his experience here to try to reform troubled schools in other large cities. What solutions would he suggest for CPS now?
Ald. Brookins proposed a new ordinance dishing out hefty fines for littering. Will this be the tactic that stops people from tossing their trash in the streets? And, Mayor Emanuel has identified seven struggling neighborhoods as "opportunity neighborhoods". What are his plans?
City Council members in Evanston are considering a proposal that would ban hands-free devices while driving. The ordinance would be one of the toughest cell phone bans in the country, keeping all electronic devices out of driver's hands.Ald.
Chicago's city council approved on Wednesday a ban on the sale of synthetic cocaine, also known as bath salts. The ordinance follows a similar ban that went into effect in December for the sale of synthetic marijuana.In presenting the ordinance, Ald.
Vacant properties received quite a bit of attention from the city of Chicago recently. This past July, the city passed an ordinance making banks and lenders responsible for the upkeep of empty buildings on their books.
If you own a business or property in Chicago, the city has a message for you: grab a shovel. Now that more streets are passable, people are turning their attention to sidewalks. The city of Chicago requires that property and business owners clear their own sidewalks.
A measure to create more affordable housing in Chicago is coming up for a long-awaited vote today in the city council.The ordinance takes aim at a special pot of money Mayor Richard Daley has used for years for economic development.