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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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Man Killed in Drive-By Outside Popular Pilsen Restaurant

Man Killed in Drive-By Outside Popular Pilsen Restaurant

A man was killed and another was wounded in a deadly drive-by shooting outside a 24-hour restaurant in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood Tuesday night.

Iowa Dental School Apologizes for Laughing Gas Mix-Up

Iowa Dental School Apologizes for Laughing Gas Mix-Up

More than 120 children may have received too much laughing gas during recent procedures at a University of Iowa clinic, the school said Monday.

5 Things to Know: May 4

5 Things to Know: May 4

Here are the top headlines as you head out the door on Wednesday, May 4.

Chicago Teachers Meet to Discuss Possible Strike Date

Chicago Teachers Meet to Discuss Possible Strike Date

The Chicago Teachers Union will meet Wednesday to discuss a possible strike date.

Fired Employee Fatally Shoots Co-Worker, Self in Texas: Police

Fired Employee Fatally Shoots Co-Worker, Self in Texas: Police

A man fired from a Houston-area transportation center Wednesday morning returned to his former workplace with a gun, fatally shooting one co-worker and injuring another before taking his own life, police...

Body of Missing Rockford Man Pulled from River Downtown

Body of Missing Rockford Man Pulled from River Downtown

A body pulled from the Chicago River downtown Tuesday morning was identified as that of a missing Rockford man, authorities said.