After Plastic Straw Bans, Environmentalists Take Aim At BalloonsThat movement has reached Clemson University, which decided to end its decades-long tradition of releasing 10,000 balloons at the start of every home game.
California Wants To Be First State To Limit Plastic StrawsRestaurants would be warned for first and second violations and fined $25 per day for subsequent infractions.
Car Dealers Gear Up For Saudi Women To Hit The RoadsThis Sunday, the kingdom will lift the world's only ban on women driving, a milestone for women.
City Of Boulder Votes To Ban Assault WeaponsIn April, the Chicago suburb of Deerfield, Illinois voted to ban assault weapons and fine violators up to $1,000 a day
Connecticut Lawmakers Pass Ban On Bump StocksThere's an exception in the legislation for licensed firearms manufacturers fulfilling a military contract.
After Being Banned For 44 Years, Ice Cream Trucks May Return To Elgin Streets A familiar summer sound in many communities could soon return to Elgin after being banned for 44 years.
City Council Expected To Vote On Easing Menthol Sale BanThe full Chicago City Council, this week, is expected to vote on easing the ban on sales of menthol and other flavored cigarettes near schools.
Case Is A Dog, US Court In Chicago Declines To Revive ItShaggy is a service dog Gloria Jean Sykes relies on to keep her calm. An Illinois probate judge in a 2014 guardianship dispute involving Sykes barred her from bringing Shaggy into court.
Chicago's Ban On Plastic Bags Undermined By Loophole, Critic SaysSome large retailers can simply hand out "reusable" bags -- thicker than the old plastic bags -- which customers may or may not remember to bring back. CBS 2's Dorothy Tucker reports.
Evanston's Phase-Out Of Plastic Bags Begins SoonBeginning Aug. 1, large retailers in the north suburb will not be giving out plastic bags at checkout.
Measure To Ban 'Deprogramming' Of Gay Young People Goes To GovernorSen. Daniel Biss sponsored the bill. The Evanston Democrat says mental health associations support the measure that addresses therapies that can cause "mental illness, trauma and can increase the risk of suicide."
Court Rules Same-Sex Marriage Bans In Indiana And Wisconsin UnconstitutionalThe unanimous decision by the three-judge panel of the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals is yet another in a series of courtroom wins for gay-marriage advocates. Since last year, the vast majority of federal rulings have declared same-sex marriages bans unconstitutional.