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.