Chicago’s switch to a new red-light camera vendor that uses radar technology will allow hundreds of cameras installed at busy intersections to pan in all directions — worrying civil libertarians who fear an invasion of privacy.
Chicago-area Democrats stirred the pot last week, arguing it’s high time for Illinois to legalize personal adult use of marijuana.
A tax that financial traders in Chicago would pay on each transaction could solve the pension crisis, generate revenue and “make heroes” out of the wealthy men and women who work on LaSalle Street, Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis told the Chicago Sun-Times editorial board on Tuesday.
Cook County Circuit Clerk Dorothy Brown’s partnership with her husband to tap into Neighborhood Recovery Initiative grants is “troublesome,” and her spouse’s dual role as an overseer and provider of anti-violence programming represents a “clear conflict,” Gov. Pat Quinn said.
Pushcart food vendors who are as much a part of warm-weather Chicago as sidewalk cafes are making a renewed push for the city to sanction their activities and stop turning hard-working immigrants into criminals.
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Dem Congressman: ‘Republicans Don’t Like Immigrants’ (Daily Caller)
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