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What to Look for on City Council's Docket




    Update: Speed cameras are not up for vote at this week's council.

    Chicago City Council reconvenes Wednesday with several big-ticket items to discuss and vote on.

    Here's what to look for on the docket:

    State income fund: A measure advanced Tuesday by the city council's budget committee would let legislators lift fees directly from residents' tax refund if they owe City Hall money for parking tickets, fines or other fees.

    Banning synthetic cocaine: A measure advanced Tuesday by the finance committee would ban the sale of the synthetic drug and fine retailers who break the ban up to $1,000.

    Death settlement: The council is expected to approve a $1.75 million settlement to compensate the family of a 13-year-old girl who died of bronchial asthma in 2002 after a string of alleged mistakes made by Chicago Fire Department paramedics.