Alderman Seeks To Ban Sex Offenders From Children's Sections At LibrariesA City Council panel has backed a proposed ordinance aimed at keeping convicted sex offenders away from children using public libraries.
Ban On Red Light Cameras In Smaller Towns Passes Illinois HouseIf passed, the legislation would take away the authority of non-home-rule municipalities to use red light cameras after Jan. 1, 2017.
Aldermen, Chefs Call For Ban On Non-Therapeutic Use Of AntibioticsSeveral top Chicago chefs and an influential alderman have joined the call for Congress to ban the routine use of antibiotics for livestock, saying the practice can hasten the spread of so-called “superbugs.”
Ordinance To Exempt Restaurants, Small Stores From Plastic Bag BanThe amended ordinance would exempt all restaurants from the ban, as well as small independent retailers – stores which have a size of less than 10,000 square feet, and which are not part of a chain of three or more stores.
Move To Ban Microbeads Moves Forward Amid Phase-Out AgreementsEnvironmentalists, lawmakers and representatives of the cosmetics industry met at the Shedd Aquarium on Wednesday day to talk about an agreement to stop the use of “microbeads” in personal care products in Illinois.
Aldermen Delay Vote On Plastic Bag BanMany aldermen still want to ban the ubiquitous plastic grocery bags they feel are clogging landfills, but some want to exempt small, independent retailers from the ordinance.
Proposed Ban On 'Conversion Therapy' Advances In SpringfieldThe measure sponsored by Chicago Democratic Rep. Kelly Cassidy prohibits mental health providers from providing so-called conversion therapy -- aimed at changing the sexual orientation of gay young people -- to anyone who is under age 18.