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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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...

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.

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.

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.

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.

Top Stories
Airline Employee Arrested With Gun at O'Hare

Airline Employee Arrested With Gun at O'Hare

Two men, including an airline employee, were arrested for bringing loaded handguns to O’Hare International Airport in separate instances within an hour of each other on Friday afternoon.

Police Call Off Search for Missing Sorority Sister

Police Call Off Search for Missing Sorority Sister

Police on Monday said they'd obtained video which showed Jennifer Houle entering the Mississippi River from the 10th Avenue Bridge.

Duckworth Launches 2016 U.S. Senate Bid

Duckworth Launches 2016 U.S. Senate Bid

Sen. Mark Kirk, who suffered a stroke in 2012, plans to run for re-election.

Police: GPS May Have Told Man to Drive Off Bridge

Police: GPS May Have Told Man to Drive Off Bridge

A driver may have been following GPS navigation when he drove off the ramp to a demolished bridge in northwest Indiana that had been closed since 2009, killing his wife, police said.

WATCH: Fiancee Testifies About Hernandez's Infidelity

WATCH: Fiancee Testifies About Hernandez's Infidelity

The fiancee of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez testified Monday that she went back to Hernandez despite his infidelity. Shayanna Jenkins, Hernandez's high school sweetheart and the mother...

CTA Rider Satisfaction Declines, Study Shows

CTA Rider Satisfaction Declines, Study Shows

Satisfaction with the CTA fell both overall and on 40 of 45 different service measures between 2011 and 2014.