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Missing Memorial

The city held its official Veterans Day ceremony last Tuesday at the new Soldier Field. It was, city officials proclaimed, a twofer event–a chance to honor vets, and a chance to show off the war memorials that were part of the $680-million project. “Before, Soldier Field was just a name,” 11th Ward alderman James Balcer, […]

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Bike Hazzards Bill Deflated

Bicyclists’ rights advocates felt optimistic in April when the Illinois senate passed the Bicycle Safety Restoration Act by a vote of 54 to 0. But last week the measure died in the Illinois house’s judiciary committee, which deadlocked on the bill and prevented it from moving forward. Illinois bicyclists haven’t had liability protection since 1998, […]