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Chicago Ordinance Would Require Breast-Feeding Rooms At AirportsThe move could help make Chicago the nation's "most breast-feeding friendly" city, one alderman says.
Aldermen Call For Answers On Possible Rape Kit Backlog Two Chicago aldermen plan to ask a City Council committee to investigate if there is a backlog of unprocessed rape kits involving Chicago sexual assaults.
Chicago Aldermen: Top Campaign War ChestsTo get into this exclusive club, a worthy candidate needs about $300,000 in seed money.
Aldermen Propose To Ban Law Enforcement From Using ChokeholdsChicago Aldermen are considering an ordinance that would ban police and others from using chokeholds to subdue suspects, reports WBBM’s Craig Dellimore.
City Council Makes Shooting 'Upskirt' Images Subject To $500 Fine Although the state already makes it a felony to use a video device to shoot "upskirt" images of women, the City Council on Wednesday also made the already illegal practice subject to a $500 fine.
Chicago Bridge Rededicated To Honor Former AldermanA bridge at Congress Parkway and Wells Street downtown once again bears the name of a man considered to be one of the city's most significant political leaders.
Proposed Chicago Ordinance Would Outlaw Energy DrinksChicago Ald. Ed Burke has proposed a citywide ban of energy drinks, citing potential health risks with the highly caffeinated beverages.
Emanuel, Burke Bury Hatchet Amid City Budget Deficit Call off the Clash of the Titans. Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel and a potential enemy, powerful Ald. Ed Burke, had a private meeting and called a truce as the city budget continues to gush red ink.
Walter's Perspective: Mayoral Advantage?Walter Jacobson says all the hubbub with Rahm Emanuel and whether he'll be on the ballot is actually good for Chicago.
City Passes Tougher Rules On Student Athlete ConcussionsAthletes playing for Chicago schools who show signs of a concussion will be prohibited from practicing or playing until they are given the OK by a medical professional, under a new ordinance passed by the City Council on Thursday.
Aldermen Seek Ban On Alcoholic Energy DrinksTwo top Chicago aldermen have proposed a ban on the sale of alcoholic energy drinks that have come under intense scrutiny lately after nine college students in Washington State were hospitalized after drinking them at an off-campus party.
Mayoral Hopefuls Short On Budget-Cutting Ideas, For NowControversial ideas including reducing the size of firefighter crews on rigs.
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