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Customers shop for guns at Freddie Bear Sports sporting goods store in Tinley Park. A federal judge has ruled Chicago's ban on such gun shops is unconstitutional. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Judge Rules Chicago Ban On Gun Sales Unconstitutional

U.S. District Judge Edmond E. Chang said he would temporarily stay the effects of his ruling, meaning the ordinances can stand while the city decides whether to appeal.

01/06/2014

Cook County Board

Cook County Commissioners Approve New Gun Control Measure

The Cook County Board has approved imposing fines of up to $2,000 on gun owners who fail to inform police if a gun is stolen, lost, or transferred to someone else.

WBBM Newsradio–02/05/2013

The city of Chicago shuts down a tax preparer's operation recently. (CBS)

2 Investigators: Tax Preparers May Be Ripping You Off

2 Investigator Pam Zekman tagged along with a city investigator to see how Chicagoans can get ripped off from tax preparers.

02/04/2013

Photo Of Bed Bugs (AP Photo/Virginia Tech Department of Entomology)

Aldermen Take Aim At Fighting Bed Bugs; Propose $1,000 Fine

Property owners will be responsible for getting rid of bed bugs if an ordinance being proposed by thee Chicago alderman becomes law.

WBBM Newsradio–01/29/2013

The drink 5-Hour Energy is viewed for sale at a grocery store on November 15, 2012 in New York City. The federal government and the New York Attorney General's office have announced that they are investigating the popular energy drink after the Food and Drug Administration received claims that 5-Hour Energy has over the past four years led to 13 deaths and 33 hospitalizations. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Proposed Chicago Ordinance Would Outlaw Energy Drinks

Chicago Ald. Ed Burke has proposed a citywide ban of energy drinks, citing potential health risks with the highly caffeinated beverages.

01/17/2013

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Mayor Plans New Firearm Ordinance; Durbin Meets With Top Cops On Gun Control

The mayor said, at the next City Council meeting on Jan. 17, he’ll introduce a new gun control ordinance, though he wouldn’t provide details.

CBS Chicago–01/10/2013

Hot Food Truck

2 Food Truck Owners Filing Lawuit To Overturn City Ordinance

An attorney for two local food truck owners said they plan to file a lawsuit against the city of Chicago, arguing a new food truck ordinance unfairly restricts where they may operate.

WBBM Newsradio–11/13/2012

City Hall

Aldermen Endorse Expanding Whistleblower Law

The City Council’s Rules and Ethics Committee has recommended approval of an expansion of the city’s Whistleblower Ordinance, to protect people and businesses who report government corruption.

WBBM Newsradio–10/02/2012

City Of Evanston

Evanston Residents Fight Ordinance That Would Legalize Rooming Houses

Illegal rooming houses have become a hot topic in Evanston, as residents fight an ordinance that would eliminate the “illegal” aspect.

WBBM Newsradio–09/25/2012

City Council Chambers

Ordinance Protects Undocumented Immigrants From Unfair Deportation

The Chicago City Council has given final approval to an ordinance protecting undocumented immigrants from being unfairly detained or deported.

WBBM Newsradio–09/13/2012

Photo Of Chickens. (David Silverman/Getty Images)

Mundelein Village Board Tables Ordinance To Allow Chickens, Bees In Backyards

Residents of a Mundelein are at odds over the birds and the bees – in the literal sense, that is.

CBS Chicago–07/24/2012

Food Truck

Let Chefs Roll On Food Trucks, Mayor Says

The city has long prohibited mobile restaurateurs from preparing food in trucks, requiring fare to be made in commercial kitchens.

06/25/2012

Tanning bed (CBS)

City Council Votes To Make Tanning Beds Off-Limits To Minors

Anyone under the age of 18 will soon be banned from getting into tanning beds at Chicago tanning salons.

CBS Chicago–06/06/2012

Cook County Seal

Ordinance Forbids Commissioners From Buying Booze With Expense Checks

Cook County commissioners won’t be able to charge their bar tab to taxpayers as of June 1, under a local law approved Tuesday.

05/01/2012

Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Emanuel: Aldermen Can Make Changes To Infrastructure Trust Ordinance

Now that his controversial construction financing plans have passed the City Council, Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he does not mind if the aldermen make a couple more changes.

CBS Chicago–04/25/2012

File Photo Of Glock Handgun. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Gun Owner ID Cards Soar In Chicago

Significantly more Chicagoans are arming themselves with guns.

CBS Chicago–01/25/2012

Lake Shore Drive Fire

Deadly Lake Shore Drive Fire Raises Doubts About High-Rise Safety

A fire this month that killed a woman in a Lake Shore Drive high-rise is drawing renewed attention to the question of the safety of such buildings.

CBS Chicago–01/24/2012

Disability Placard

Police Launch Crackdown On Disability Placard Abuse

Police also waited for the owners to return to their vehicles, to make sure the placards actually belonged to them.

CBS Chicago–12/15/2011

Mayor Rahm Emanuel urges state lawmakers to approve legislation allowing the city to install speed cameras. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel Pushes Ordinances To Keep Protesters In Check

Mayor Rahm Emanuel plans to have a tight rein on protesters when Chicago hosts two major international summits next spring.

12/14/2011

A plastic bag ends up as litter in this Chicago street scene. (CBS)

Ald. Moreno Introduces Ordinance To Ban Plastic Bags

Ald. Proco “Joe” Moreno (1st) has introduced his ordinance calling for a ban on plastic bags at large retailers in the city.

CBS Chicago–11/02/2011

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