Runoff season is here, and Chicago may further freshen up the City Council.
Responding to a campaign to remove tributes to the Mussolini henchman, some Chicagoans defend Italo Balbo’s legacy.
Gary Gulley’s attention to detail may have slowed down his brewery, but it’s done wonders for his beer.
Mayor Emanuel sticks it to the poor by drowning charities in new water fees.
A “big vision” for the Albany Park branch of the Chicago Public Library includes a new building–and a long wait
Lyndon A. Johnson wants to rock the dais.
As a draft of the proposed food truck ordinance heads to the City Council, one of its architects, chef Matt Maroni, prepares to roll out his mobile Gaztro-Wagon for the first time.
Margaret Laurino comes out in favor of food trucks—independently of others working on the issue.
All 50 portraits, from the group show, including works by Derek Erdman, Jon Gitelson, Lucas Blair Simpson, and more
Heard from a representative from 39th Ward alderman Margaret Laurino on the proposed “green food resolution” she introduced to her Committee on Energy, Environmental Protection and Public Utilities that I wrote about yesterday. Nonbinding and all pro local-food-is-good-for-you, it sounded swell in theory, and why the hell not? But with its curious and disturbing connection […]
Eagle-eyed friend of the Food Chain Martha Bayne spotted an item in the New York Times last week about a curious resolution, introduced to a Chicago City Council committee, ostensibly to promote local green foods, community-supported agriculture, farmers’ markets, and community gardens. We can all get behind that, right? Maybe not.
The City Council’s environment committee takes a baby step toward ending the plague of plastic bags.
Update on the plastic bag front: The Illinois Retail Merchants Association takes a bold stand against higher taxes.
Environmentalists say the latest proposal to require plastic bag recycling in Chicago still has lots of holes.
Will Ed Burke’s latest environmental initiative end up getting landfilled?