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A battle over Chicago’s food truck regulations pits the city against libertarian lawyers who critiques the rules as anti-competitive. 

Track your order—food trucks battle regulations

April 24, 2017

A Libertarian law firm waging war against Chicago’s food truck regulations is appealing the court decision that dismissed its lawsuit.Robert Frommer, senior attorney at the Institute for Justice, wh...

What lies ahead

What lies ahead

By Amelia Garza

December 12, 2016

The years have dwindled down to months, then weeks, and now I’m approaching my last days as a Columbia student. I transferred here two and a half years ago, packing up everything I owned, spending all my...

Notable Native: Jessica Droste Yagan

Jessica Droste Yagan

By Sarah Martinson

March 16, 2015

Jessica Droste Yagan, CEO of Impact Engine, is all about changing the world.Impact Engine is a tech company that helps startups earn a profit by solving environmental and social issues. In a 16-week accel...

Chicago citizens primed for ‘Amazon Tax’

Amazon

By Metro Reporter

February 9, 2015

With the grace period for a new law having ended Feb. 1, Amazon will now be collecting sales tax from Illinois customers. Revisions made to the state Use Tax Act now mandate that out-of-state retaile...

Mars One, a privately funded project, aims to establish the first independent human colony on the Red Planet by 2025. Before the chosen applicants arrive, an additional spacecraft will be sent to Mars with six cargo units that will be used as the individual living units.

Mission to Mars a one-way ticket

January 27, 2014

Swooping down from the night sky, invading backyards with bright lights and eerie noises, a Martian encounter remains one of the most ubiquitous science fiction fantasies. But what if humans could be the Mar...

Chicago banks on rail

By Chris Loeber

January 17, 2012

For many travelers in the U.S., intercity transportation means road trips and plane tickets. In the foreseeable future, it may also mean 220 mph trains.A number of initiatives put forth by many levels of government in cooperation with the private sector could establish Chicago as a launching point for comprehensive high-speed rail networks in the Midwest.The federal government announced on Jan. 4 that Illinois will receive $1...

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