Menthol cigarettes on sale at a convenience store. Some experts say menthol cigarettes can be more enticing and possibly addicting than regular cigarettes, because their mint flavor masks the taste of tobacco. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

City Wants To Stop Kids From Trying Menthol Cigarettes

The city of Chicago is launching a new effort to try to stop young people from taking up smoking, by targeting menthol cigarettes.


(Courtesy North Riverside Park Mall)

West Suburban Mall Implements Escort Policy For Youths

A West suburban shopping mall is telling teenagers to find another place to hang out at night on the weekend.

WBBM Newsradio–05/31/2013

Boy Scouts (AFP PHOTO/Karen BLEIER)

Chicago Area Scouting Officials Endorse Inclusion Of Openly Gay Youths

Gay rights activists are pleased with the decision by the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America to begin allowing openly-gay scouts, effect near year. Anti-gay activists are not pleased, even though the action maintains a ban on gay leaders.

CBS Chicago–05/23/2013

Police were out in force Friday April 5, 2013, to discourage youthful troublemakers. (CBS)

Police Beef Up Presence On Mag Mile After Last Weekend’s Youth ‘Mob Action’

Ald. Brenan Reilly promised people would be “tripping over” police at Chicago’s premier retail district. And sure enough, the area was flooded by officers Friday night.