Also, Emanuel slams Trump for “pointing fingers” at Chicago again.
Cook County amends its amusement-tax code to clarify that its officials aren’t in the business of defining “fine art”—but several small venues are still stuck in administrative hearings arguing about exactly that.
Also, hundreds of people protest Donald Trump’s comments about women outside the Trump Tower.
The county’s chief financial officer says he disagrees with a hearing officer’s interpretation that only musical genres considered “fine art” are exempt from an amusement tax.
At Cook County’s latest hearing on its small-venue amusement-tax exemption, the government dealt several businesses a blow that could eventually cost them hundreds of thousands of dollars apiece.
The race to be Cook County’s top prosecutor gets under way with questions about fairness and incarceration.
State’s attorney Anita Alvarez says her office will try to send people caught with small amounts of cannabis and hard drugs into treatment instead of jail.
State rep Ken Dunkin and county commissioner John Fritchey will talk baseball, crime, reefer, and politics with Ben Joravsky and Mick Dumke at the Hideout on September 2.
How city leaders reacted to some of the most notorious outbreaks of violence over the last two decades
At a press conference Monday, a group of elected officials set a goal of legalizing, regulating, and taxing marijuana sales for recreational use in Illinois.
A call for legalization in Illinois is the latest sign of the shifting politics of pot.
Officials continue to battle over who’s getting locked up in Cook County.
How a medieval court system is costing you money—and compromising safety
A drive through the west side with indicted state rep La Shawn Ford
How Chicago said yes to pot