Hundreds of Lakeview residents had rallied against the proposed medical marijuana store at 2843 N. Halsted St., citing concerns about crime and safety.
CPS on Friday issued a formal request for proposals for the Dyett High School building, seeking an “innovative program which engages its students and also meets the needs of the local community." But many in the community already have a plan and are angry that they've been spurned.
Gov. Pat Quinn on Friday appointed a longtime aide, Jerry Stermer, as the new state comptroller to finish out the late Judy Baar Topinka's term which ends in less than a month.
President Obama holds a year-end press conference at the White House.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel's internal polling shows him with 48 percent of the vote, brushing right up against what he needs to avoid a run-off in April.
WASHINGTON-- President Barack Obama holds his last press conference of the year on Friday and later in the day the First Family departs for an annual holiday trip to Hawaii.
Workers remove a poster for "The Interview" from a billboard in Hollywood, California, on Thursday, a day after Sony announced was canceling the movie's Christmas release because of a terrorist threat. | Michael Thurston/AFP/Getty Images
Does anybody really fear that North Korean agents are going to mow us down if we buy tubs of buttered popcorn and go to see Seth Rogen and James Franco’s “The Interview,” the now-shelved bromance comedy depicting the assassination of Kim Jong-Un?
Long before sunrise, Sharon Dawn Middleton gets out of bed to pile on layers of clothing for her commute to O’Hare Airport from her Northwest Side home. Middleton, 74, catches a 5 a.m. bus, then the Blue Line L for her gig as a street musician on O’Hare’s ground floor. She would like to arrive earlier, but there is no earlier bus.
Retired FBI agent Elaine Corbett Smith — a teacher turned crime buster who was credited with helping bring down the Chicago mob during the 1980s — tells tales in her book, "A Gun in My Gucci." | Provided photo
Retired FBI agent Elaine Corbett Smith — a teacher turned crime buster — was credited with helping bring down the Chicago mob during the 1980s.
More often than not, when healthcare reform is brought up, the impact and the interests of businesses are lumped together, as if each faces with the same challenges as the next.
Natasha Korecki is joined by Laura Washington, Dan Mihalopoulos and Mark Brown to discuss the biggest political stories of 2014, who won, who lost and the best quotes of the year.
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