Aldermen Approve Revised Plan To Close Loophole In Anti-Puppy Mill Ordinance Restricting Sales Of Dogs, Cats, And Rabbits At Pet StoresChicago’s puppy mill ordinance prohibits retailers from selling dogs, cats, or rabbits that do not come from government-run animal shelters, private humane societies, or animal rescue groups.
Motorcycle Groups Still Causing Problems On Chicago Roadways, Rattling Nearby Residents"It's just a matter of time before somebody innocent gets hurt or one of them gets hurt."
Aldermen Seek To Close Loophole In 2014 Anti-Puppy Mill OrdinanceAld. Brian Hopkins (2nd) said some pet stores circumvented the ban on selling animals from large-scale for-profit breeders by setting up fake non-profits as front organizations posing as rescue groups.
General Iron Scrap Yard Ordered To Close After Two ExplosionsNo injuries were reported in the explosion and fire, and General Iron officials said they are investigating the cause of the blast, "including potential sabotage."
'Major Explosion And Fire' Reported At General Iron Industries Scrap Yard In Lincoln ParkChicago Fire Department officials said they responded to a call of an explosion at the General Iron Industries scrap metal recycling plant at 1909 N. Kingsbury around 9:10 a.m., but could not immediately confirm what had happened.
Coronavirus In Chicago: Lakefront, 606 Trail, And Riverwalk Shut Down, Aldermen Confirm; 'It Will Be Enforced By Police'Police and other city crews could be seen blocking off entrances to the lakefront Thursday morning.
Aldermen Advance Ban On Horse-Drawn Carriages, After Years Of Wrangling With Industry They Say 'Refuses To Comply With The Law'The License Committee on Wednesday voted to approve an ordinance to phase out all 10 of the city's existing horse-drawn carriage licenses by Jan. 1, 2021.
At Lightfoot's Request, Emanuel Seeks To Delay Vote On Tax Subsidies For Lincoln Yards, The 78Bowing to the wishes of Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot, Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Monday said he wants to call off a planned City Council Finance Committee vote on $1.6 billion in tax increment financing for two massive development projects, Lincoln Yards and The 78.
Lincoln Yards Developer Doubles Affordable Housing Commitment Ahead Of Zoning Committee VoteTwo days before the City Council Zoning Committee votes on the massive Lincoln Yards project on the North Side, developer Sterling Bay has agreed to double the number of affordable housing units it will build on-site.
Lincoln Yards Entertainment, Sports Project Cancelled After Community OppositionThe entertainment district also drew opposition from Chicago's independent music industry, because music giant Live Nation would own it.
Alderman Rejects Soccer Stadium, Entertainment District For Lincoln Yards ProjectA 20,000-seat soccer stadium and an entertainment district run by Live Nation will no longer be part of the $6 billion Lincoln Yards project proposed for a stretch of land along the Chicago River on the North Side.
Parking Tickets May Triple For Double ParkingDouble parking in the Loop may soon come with a heftier fines. The increase in fines aims to eliminate double parking and the blocking of bike lanes.
Noble Square Violence PersistsWard 2 Ald. Brian Hopkins says he's on it and has pressed police to reallocate resources.
Renovation Plans To Remove Fence In Chicago Park Sparks Security TalkA community meeting was called to discuss the renovation plans to enhance Seneca Park & Eli M. Schulman Playground in Streeterville.
Renovated Park To Lose Diamonds; Softball League Must Take A WalkA popular Streeterville park will have a different look come summer as the city is set to get rid of two softball fields and replace them with grass.