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Friends of the Parks Strikes Back Against City on Lucas Museum

The advocacy group isn't backing down from its lawsuit over the proposed Lucas Museum of Narrative Art. 

McKinley Park »

Ald. Cardenas' Staffers Are 'Intimidating' My Supporters, Candidate Says

Pete DeMay alleges 12th Ward voters are being intimidated by the incumbent alderman's campaign workers.

Chatham »

Chatham Police Officer Takes Home Top Honors for Nabbing Murder Suspect

Abdullah Beyah was awarded the 2014 Lambert Tree Award at City Hall Tuesday Afternoon.

Downtown »

Alderman Calls Chicago Fire Festival 'Fiasco on the River,' Seeks Probe

Ald. Edward Burke questioned how much public money was spent on the festival.

Bronzeville »

Dyett H.S. Protesters Win Concessions From Mayor's Office After 11 Arrested

Protesters said Dyett students will no longer be forced to take gym as an online course.

Downtown »

Graffiti Removal Speeds Up as New Reports Decline

The city has cut the response time from report to removal almost in half, from 6.75 days to 3.62.

Bridgeport »

Ald. Balcer Confirms He's Stepping Down, Insists Decision Is His Own

The 17-year 11th Ward alderman and Vietnam vet said he's dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder.

Washington Park »

New TIF District for Washington Park Gets Sent To City Council for Approval

Residents said they never got a clear description of whose property taxes the TIF would collect.

Downtown »

Increase in Phone 911 Surcharge Will Fix Pension Mess, Rahm Says

"We avoided an increase in the property tax," said Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

Downtown »

Aldermen Pass Law Allowing BYOB Bans, but Restaurants Exempt

Aldermen now can stop customers from bringing liquor to some businesses.

Downtown »

Pedicab Workshop at City Hall Helps Aspiring Riders Navigate New Laws

New rules of the road for the previously unregulated Downtown industry went into effect last month.

The Loop »

Palmer House Hilton Grows Mushrooms in Old Tunnel Deep Under Loop

The freight tunnel, dormant since 1955, is being used to grow several varieties of oyster mushrooms.

Downtown »

Motorcycle Noise Fines Hiked to $500 Maximum With New Ordinance

The ordinance from Ald. Brendan Reilly (42nd) increases the maximum penalty for loud bikes fivefold.

Downtown »

Medical Marijuana: Council Delays Vote on Regulations, Talks Pot Brownies

Ald. Edward Burke said he would like to limit where the drug was available to "an extreme degree."

Downtown »

E-Cigarettes Banned Indoors, in Public Places; Sales to Minors Prohibited

The City Council on Wednesday instituted new restrictions on electronic cigarettes.