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Chicago Could Add E-Cigarettes to City Smoking Ban

Chicago Could Add E-Cigarettes to City Smoking Ban

Users of electronic cigarettes could soon find themselves subject to Chicago's smoking ban.

Tuesday, Feb 26, 2013

Debbie Halvorson Casts Her Ballot

Debbie Halvorson Casts Her Ballot

The second district congressional candidate told NBC Chicago that she didn't think weather would be a factor in today's special primary voting.

Friday, Dec 28, 2012
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By Michelle Relerford, Lauren Jiggetts & Lauren Petty

Mayor: Murder Milestone 'Unfortunate, Tragic'

Mayor: Murder Milestone 'Unfortunate, Tragic'

A man gunned down on Chicago's west side marked what police say is the city's 500th homicide of the year.

Monday, Aug 6, 2012

And Now Sheila Simon Plays the Banjo

And Now Sheila Simon Plays the Banjo

The Lt. Governor of Illinois is an accomplished banjo player who broke out the 'ol git-fiddle to celebrate The Onion day. Lend an ear to her banjo stylings.

Wednesday, Jun 6, 2012
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By Lisa Balde

Council to Consider Tanning Ban For Minors

Council to Consider Tanning Ban For Minors

The Chicago City Council reconvenes at 10 a.m. Wednesday to discuss multiple issues and proposed ordinances. Here's a look at some of the top items.

Thursday, Apr 19, 2012
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By Andrew Greiner

Quinn: Raise Cigarette Tax to Save Medicaid

Quinn: Raise Cigarette Tax to Save Medicaid

The Democratic governor wants lawmakers to approve his plan for filling a $2.7 billion hole in the system. It includes reducing services for the poor, cutting payments to health-care providers and raising...

Tuesday, Feb 14, 2012
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By Ward Room Staff

Two Charged With Minority Owned Contract Sham

Two Charged With Minority Owned Contract Sham

A former member of the state's Disadvantaged Business Enterprise taskforce is at the heart of a federal investigation into an alleged plot to undermine the very rules she was tasked to protect.

Thursday, Jan 19, 2012

Deep Dish: Jan. 19

Deep Dish: Jan. 19

Carol Marin and Mary Ann Ahern talk through the best political news of the week.

Tuesday, Jan 17, 2012

Teen Beating a 'Wake-up Call' for Chicago: Mayor

Teen Beating a 'Wake-up Call' for Chicago: Mayor

"It is not tolerable, and it does not represent what this city's values are and the good people of this city," Emanuel said of the videotaped beating.

Monday, Oct 3, 2011

RAW: Garry McCarthy Interview

RAW: Garry McCarthy Interview

The head of the Chicago Police Department spends 10 good minutes with Mary Ann Ahern on budgets, more officers and why he likes Rahm Emanuel.

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Judge Saves Life of Friend, Fellow Judge by Donating Kidney

Judge Saves Life of Friend, Fellow Judge by Donating Kidney

For one Wisconsin judge, kidney failure sounded like a death sentence. That was until his friend and fellow judge spared the suburban Chicago native by donating one of her own.

'Creeper Ghost' Still at Large, Person of Interest Released

'Creeper Ghost' Still at Large, Person of Interest Released

A thief known as the “creeper ghost” is believed to be responsible for a rash of home burglaries in Chicago after a resident captured chilling footage showing a man moving through a home with the owners...

Malia Obama Spotted at Lollapalooza Thursday

Malia Obama Spotted at Lollapalooza Thursday

President Barack Obama’s daughter, Malia Obama, was spotted at Lollapalooza Thursday. Photos and videos popped up on social media showing Obama, 18, taking in the Cashmere Cat show at the festival.

Cook County Inmates to Face Charges After Hostage Situation

Cook County Inmates to Face Charges After Hostage Situation

Two Cook County Jail detainees are holding someone hostage inside a maximum security division at the jail, officials said.

Clinton, Kaine Hold Post-DNC Rally in Philadelphia

Clinton, Kaine Hold Post-DNC Rally in Philadelphia

After formally accepting her party's nomination for president at the Democratic National Convention Thursday night, Hillary Clinton is set to embark on a bus tour through two Rust Belt battlegrounds, Ohio...

Woman Stabbed on CTA Platform

Woman Stabbed on CTA Platform

A woman was stabbed on a downtown Chicago CTA platform early Friday.  Police say two women were on the platform around midnight at the CTA's Adams and Wabash stop in the city's Loop when an...