Ald. James Cappleman

Plastic Bag (Credit: CBS)

Retailers Warn Of Cost Of Banning Plastic Bags

Aldermen agree something must be done to limit the number of plastic retail store bags clogging landfills, but they still haven’t decided what, exactly, to do about the problem.

03/25/2014

Shermain Miles (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Woman Arrested 396 Times Seeks New Start After Release From Prison

Shermain Miles read her Bible on the train, ignoring the wind’s destruction outside as she returned to Chicago on Monday and prepared to pick up the pieces of her own shattered life.

11/19/2013

Derrick Ray (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Charged With Throwing Bottles Of Urine At Cops In Uptown

Derrick Ray, 41, was charged with three felony counts of aggravated battery of a peace officer, three misdemeanor counts of resisting a peace officer, and one misdemeanor count of criminal trespass.

09/05/2013

Bikes at a Divvy bike station in Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

Condo Owners Sue City Over Proximity Of Divvy Bike Station

A husband and wife are suing the city of Chicago as well as their alderman, requesting the removal of a Divvy bike station that they say will bring an “invasion” of people, trash and noise to the doorstep of their Lakeview condominium.

08/22/2013

The glass of a CTA bus stop was shattered when five people were shot -- apparently with an assault rifle -- in the Uptown neighborhood on Aug. 19, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Police Have ‘Good Evidence’ In Uptown Shooting That Wounded 5

Police said they have “good evidence” on a shooting in Uptown that left five people wounded, but disputed the local alderman’s report that three people were in custody for the attack.

08/21/2013

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Salvation Army To Stay In Uptown

The Salvation Army says it’s staying in Uptown after all – despite its earlier statements that 46th Ward Alderman James Cappleman had asked the Salvation Army food truck to clear out.

03/03/2013

Chicago Lakeshore Hospital

Lakeshore Hospital Opens New Children’s Pavilion

The North Side is getting a new psychiatric hospital strictly for kids.

02/11/2013

Animal rights group stage a protest outside the office of Ald. James Cappleman (46th), urging him to find more humane methods of getting rid of pigeons in his ward. Cappleman helped arrange for an Indiana farmer to capture dozens of pigeons in nets, and take them to Indiana, where the farmer used them for sport shooting. (Credit: CBS)

Protesters Want Cappleman To Put An End To Pigeon-Nappings

The pigeon war in Uptown continued raging on Friday, with some of the combatants refusing to give up.

CBS 2–01/25/2013

Chicago pigeons (CBS)

Pigeon-Napper Identified, But Won’t Face Criminal Charges

Mystery solved. We now know who hauled off dozens of pigeons from the Uptown neighborhood to northwestern Indiana, and why he did it.

CBS 2–01/22/2013

Chicago pigeons (CBS)

Indiana Officials Probe Why Pigeons Brought From Chicago To Indiana Farm

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources has launched a criminal investigation into allegations pigeons have been scooped up in Chicago, and improperly transported to Indiana.

CBS Chicago–01/16/2013

Chicago pigeons (CBS)

Was Deporting Uptown Pigeons To Indiana Legal?

Ald. James Cappleman (46th) arranged for 60 to 70 pigeons to be captured in the Uptown neighborhood, in the 4700 block of North Broadway Avenue, then taken to a farm in Indiana.

CBS 2–01/15/2013

Scores of pigeons swarm to pick up potato chip crumbs outside the Wilson stop on the CTA Red Line. (Credit: CBS)

Uptown Alderman Wants To Make It A Crime To Feed Pigeons

Ald. James Cappleman (46th) has introduced an ordinance that would significantly increase the penalties for feeding pigeons – making it a crime punishable by up to six months in jail and a fine of up to $1,000.

CBS 2–12/13/2012

Ald. James Cappleman

Uptown ‘Pigeon Lady’ Charged With Shoving Ald. Cappleman Over Breadcrumbs

A 5-foot 2-inch, 110-pound Uptown neighborhood woman is charged with shoving Ald. James Cappleman (46th) after he cleared away the breadcrumbs she had spread for pigeons.

CBS Chicago–05/19/2012

A city of Chicago red light camera (Credit: CBS)

City Council Panel OKs Revised Speed Camera Plan

For the second time in as many days, Mayor Rahm Emanuel has softened his stance on a controversial issue.

CBS Chicago–04/11/2012

Lake Shore Drive Fire

City Urging High-Rise Owners To Make Fire Safety Upgrades Now

After a 32-year-old woman was killed in a fire at a high-rise apartment building in Lakeview, city officials have been trying to figure out how much progress other high rises are making toward installing updated fire safety systems.

CBS 2–01/10/2012

East Lakeview Wal-Mart 2

Wal-Mart Now Open Near Boystown Strip

A Wal-Mart store is now open in Lakeview, although not the one that generated a flurry of controversy among neighbors earlier this year.

12/01/2011

Uptown Shooting

2 Wounded In Latest Uptown Shooting

Two men are wounded after being shot in broad daylight in the Uptown neighborhood, in the third such incident since Sunday in the space of a couple of blocks.

CBS Chicago–08/31/2011