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Saturday, Jul 20, 2013 at 1:36 PM
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By Don Babwin

By Deadline, Few Towns Pass Assault Weapons Bans

By Deadline, Few Towns Pass Assault Weapons Bans

Faced with a new state law that gave them until Friday to ban or restrict assault weapons, the vast majority of villages, towns and cities in Illinois did nothing but let the deadline come and go. Read »

Friday, Aug 10, 2012 at 11:57 AM
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By Alexandria Fisher

34 New Food Trucks Apply for Chicago Licenses

34 New Food Trucks Apply for Chicago Licenses

Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Friday that since the new food truck ordinance passed last week 34 travelling stands started the application process. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 3, 2012 at 11:34 AM
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By Alexandria Fisher

Girl Petitions Quinn to Ban Plastic Bags

Girl Petitions Quinn to Ban Plastic Bags

Abby Goldberg delivered more than 150,000 signatures to Gov. Quinn's office to stop him from signing a proposal that would prevent towns from banning plastic bags. Read »

Wednesday, Oct 26, 2011 at 3:16 PM
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By Edward McClelland

City Limits

City Limits

Turning the city into a giant red light/parking ticket/speed trap will drive business to the suburbs. It's driving mine there. Read »

Tuesday, Jan 3, 2012 at 7:38 PM
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By Edward McClelland

Evanston Township on Suicide Watch

Evanston Township on Suicide Watch

Since the city of Evanston and Evanston Township share the same borders and governing body, local leaders say they can save $85,000 a year by dissolving the township. In over-governed Illinois, that's welcome... Read »

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