Protesters Picket Brookins Fundraiser, Ask Him To Back OrdinanceSeveral dozen students, teachers and union members picketed Tuesday at a fundraiser for the chair of the City Council's Education Committee.
Lyons Approves Gun Ordinance To Stop Straw PurchasesThe ordinance comes about three months after anti-violence activists filed a civil rights lawsuit demanding three suburbs do more to stop guns from reaching the streets of Chicago.
Business Owner Fighting To Keep Decades-Old SignLeibundguth Moving and Storage has been operating in Downers Grove for more than 85 years, and for most of that time, has had a 40-by-10-foot hand-painted sign on the rear wall of the building.
Ordinance Would Ban City Uniforms From Being Made In SweathshopsAldermen and advocates have introduced an ordinance to ensure that uniforms for City of Chicago Employees are not produced in sweatshops, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Judge Rules Chicago Ban On Gun Sales UnconstitutionalU.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.
Cook County Commissioners Approve New Gun Control MeasureThe 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.
2 Investigators: Tax Preparers May Be Ripping You Off2 Investigator Pam Zekman tagged along with a city investigator to see how Chicagoans can get ripped off from tax preparers.
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.
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.
Mayor Plans New Firearm Ordinance; Durbin Meets With Top Cops On Gun ControlThe 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.
2 Food Truck Owners Filing Lawuit To Overturn City OrdinanceAn 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.
Aldermen Endorse Expanding Whistleblower LawThe 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.