Topic: Chicago City Council
Both chambers of the Illinois legislature on Tuesday overrode a veto on the matter by Gov. Pat Quinn. About 300,000 residents could apply for conceal-carry permits, although some details of the law have to be worked out first.
Election results: Former Illinois state Rep. Robin Kelly easily captured Tuesday's special election for the Congressional seat previously held by Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr., who vacated it under an ethical cloud.
Chicago awaits Illinois Supreme Court ruling on whether Rahm Emanuel can be on the mayoral ballot, amid questions about the justices' political leanings and how they win their seats.
01/27/2011 05:56 pm
Latino voters, likely to be a key bloc in the Chicago mayor's race, get conflicting reports from candidate Rahm Emanuel and his rivals concerning his record on immigration policy.
01/15/2011 02:29 pm
The new gun law, which effectively puts an end to Chicago’s controversial handgun ban, establishes strict guidelines about who can apply for a permit.
07/02/2010 04:38 pm
Chicago's longtime ban on handguns looked poised to be shot down after this week's ruling by the US Supreme Court. A new gun law proposed Thursday allows handgun ownership but requires multiple steps to obtain permits.
07/01/2010 08:02 pm
Mayor Richard Daley introduced an ordinance this week that would allow Chicago's inspector general to investigate aldermen. The move came after an alderman last week pleaded guilty to accepting bribes.
02/09/2010 07:17 pm
The city is auctioning private assets to the highest bidder. But private ownership of parking meters stirs a backlash.
06/24/2009 01:00 am