17th Ward Candidate Slams Mailers As "Lies," "Lowest Of The Low"Some sleazy tactics have surfaced in at least one race for alderman on the South Side.
Aldermen Move To Ban "Upskirt" PhotosAld. Latasha Thomas (17th) said technology makes such invasions of privacy much easier.
City Expands Assault Weapons Ban, Hikes Penalties For Gun Crimes Near SchoolsBy a unanimous vote, Chicago aldermen approved two new gun control laws on Wednesday, at a special City Council meeting called by the mayor.
Mayor Not Prepared To File Legal Challenge To Teachers' StrikeMayor Rahm Emanuel was standing firm Wednesday on the two biggest roadblocks in the Chicago teachers’ strike--teacher evaluations and principals’ discretion over teacher hiring--but said he’s not willing to use a possible legal hammer to force an end to the strike, at least not yet.
City Council Praises NATO Summit, Honors PoliceChicago aldermen at a City Council meeting Wednesday added their voices to the chorus singing praises of the NATO Summit and everyone connected with it.
Owe A Fine? City May Target Tax Refunds To Pay ThemThe City of Chicago is targeting state tax returns to recoup some of the millions of dollars in unpaid parking and red-light camera tickets.

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