Mayor Backs Animal Control Boss Amid Questions In Dog's DeathMayor Rahm Emanuel's office says the mayor supports the new head of Animal Care and Control, despite an alderman's questions about leadership and treatment of animals at the Southwest Side facility.
Aldermen To Push For National Assault Weapons BanThe nightclub massacre in Orlando and the sniper murders of five police officers in Dallas have renewed the call to get assault weapons off the streets, and Chicago aldermen plan to discuss what more can be done to achieve that goal.
Alderman: City Needs To Crack Down On Illegal Tire DumpingFifteenth Ward Ald. Raymond Lopez says some tire shops have been dumping old, used tires in the Brighton Park and Back of the Yards neighborhoods.
Aldermen Seek To Equip Animal Control Workers With Pet Microchip ReadersTwo aldermen have crafted a pet-friendly ordinance to help strays get back home faster, and make it easier for Chicago to become a no-kill city.
Alderman Wants To Open Chicago's Doors To Video Gambling, But Mayor Says NoAld. Raymond Lopez (15th) has introduced a measure that would open the doors for video gambling machines in Chicago, but would allow aldermen to ban the machines from specific areas, or entire wards.
Hispanic Aldermen Encourage More Latinos To Give BloodLatinos make up 17 percent of the general population, and nearly 30 percent of the Chicago population, yet only 4 percent of those who give blood.

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