Nationwide polls show growing support for legal recreational use, but even advocates say Illinois isn’t ready for that conversation.
How to irritate Mayor Emanuel and do some legislating in one easy step
Mayor Emanuel doesn’t have to fight City Council proposals he doesn’t like—he just buries them.
Jennifer McLaughlin Anyone wanting a glimpse of how the Chicago City Council works should have taken in this morning’s meeting of its Committee on Special Events, Cultural Affairs, and Recreation—all two minutes of it. Twenty-five items were on the meeting agenda, all of them involving permits, licenses, and fee waivers for events such as the […]
Mayor Rahm Emanuel has said that during his election campaign one of the leading gripes he heard from residents was that there are just too many aldermen. Chicago’s City Council has 50 members, while LA’s has just 15 and Philadelphia’s 17. In fact, among big U.S. cities only New York, which is almost three times […]
In the aftermath of Tucson, legislators propose bills to protect themselves. But what about the safety of everyone else?
Does a ban on trans fats remove our right to be fat, or defend our right not to be?