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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."

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

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

Downtown »

Woman Struck by Mail Truck Near City Hall

The victim was taken to Northwestern Hospital.

Chatham »

Chatham Resident Tapped to Head City Buildings Department

Felicia Davis is a former Chicago cop and now the mayor's choice to head up the Buildings Department.

Downtown »

Noisy Motorcycles With Altered Mufflers Should Face $1K Fines: Alderman

Ald. Brendan Reilly proposed making it easier for police to issue tickets and hiking fines to $1,000.

The Loop »

11/12/13 Wedding Rush: Couples Line Up To Marry on 'Once in a Century' Date

Couples converged at City Hall Tuesday for the coveted — and easy-to-remember — anniversary date.

Downtown »

Speed Cameras Driving Lead Foots to Alter Habits, Transportation Chief Says

Transportation Commissioner Gabe Klein said, "If you get a ticket, you are just not paying attention."

Downtown »

Police Union: Hire More Cops Instead of Paying $93M in Overtime

"These officers are right here, right now," said police Supt. Garry McCarthy to justify overtime.

Roseland »

Ald. Beale Says Proposed Parking Fine Increases, New Taxes Are 'Excessive'

One alderman said the city's budget is being balanced on the backs of the poor and middle class.

Downtown »

City Council Independent Budget Office Gets Green Light

Ald. Ameya Pawar's proposal was part of Mayor Emanuel's 2014 budget recommendation.

Downtown »

Streets & San Supervisor Cited for Writing Phony Tickets

The city employee was writing tickets on days off, according to the latest inspector general's report.

Downtown »

City Council Cracks Down on Vacant Building Owners

A new amendment reduces the amount of time vacant building owners have to secure their properties.

Downtown »

Aldermen Push Back Against Mandatory Minimum Sentencing for Gun Crimes

Chicago aldermen spoke out against a resolution calling for stricter gun sentencing policy statewide.

Uptown »

Cappleman Recalls Chat With Uptown Gang Members, Says They Need Help, Too

The alderman's comments came during a discussion about mandatory minimum sentencing for gun crimes.

Woodlawn »

Stony Island Businesses React to Rahm's Street Renaming Plan

Some are unfamiliar with Brazier's legacy; one business owner said there are better ways to preserve it.

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