Building Code Violations

Among several code violations issued to Mo Cahill for the urban farm she maintains in Rogers Park, the city claims chickens she keeps there created "noxious odors" and an "unsanitary and offensive condition," which she disputes. (Credit: Facebook)

Woman Defends Conditions On Urban Farm After Getting 25 Citations

An North Side woman has disputed the city’s claims that she has more than two dozen code violations at her home and the vacant lot she’s turned into an urban.

10/08/2014

Demolition of the shuttered Montgomery Ward building at Lincoln Mall was left unfinished and crumbling. (Credit: Village of Matteson)

Matteson Officials Seek To Shut Down Crumbling Lincoln Mall

The Village of Matteson has filed a lawsuit, seeking to have the Lincoln Mall shut down, because the village claims it is too dangerous.

08/07/2013

Chicago firefighters had to carefully pull people out of the E2 nightclub after a panicked crowd stampeded to the exit on Feb. 17, 2003, pushing against doors that opened inward. Twenty-one people died in the stampede and dozens of others were injured. (CBS File Photo)

Appellate Court Tosses Convictions Of E2 Nightclub Owners

A panel of the Illinois Appellate court has overturned the convictions of the owners of the E2 nightclub where 21 people were killed in a stampede to the exit in 2003 after a security guard used pepper spray in the crowded club.

11/16/2011