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City ordinance may switch Columbus Day for Indigenous Peoples' Day

City ordinance may switch Columbus Day for Indigenous Peoples’ Day

October 14, 2019

A proposed city ordinance would replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples' Day in Chicago if passed, a response to honor Indigenous populations who suffered at the hands of Christopher Colu...

Tobacco ordinance to crack down on e-cigarette use

Tobacco ordinance to crack down on e-cigarette use

April 30, 2018

Chicago tobacco stores will soon have to post additional health information signage after City Council agreed the measure was necessary to increase awareness of products’ health risks.City Council unanimo...

Bad Axe Throwing, 165 N Loomis St., hosts a corporate party for Cardno ChemRisk, an engineering consultant company, March 29.

Nontraditional nightlife options give bars the axe

April 9, 2018

Twenty years ago, a typical night out for college-age drinkers might have included hopping from bar to bar, ordering cheap beer and recycling conversations until the night expired. Today, a night out mi...

City Hall cracks down on cell phone black market

City Hall cracks down on cell phone black market

By Blaise Mesa

September 18, 2017

Cell phone retailers now need to take extra precaution when accepting used cell phones from walk-in customers.Businesses that resell cell phones must now cross check all their products with the city’s ...

Shannelle Armstrong-Fowler

Notable Native: Shannelle Armstrong-Fowler

May 4, 2015

From working in public office to creating a dress made completely out of McDonald’s gift cards, Shannelle Armstrong-Fowler has done it all. During her 15-year career in the public relations field, she worked for...

Alderman Edward Burke (14th Ward) is seeking to ban the sale of Palcohol, powdered alcohol, in Chicago this summer with an ordinance he proposed May 18. 

Palcohol may be available for sale in Chicago this summer

April 6, 2015

While powdered alcohol could conceivably be sold in Chicago this summer, legislators, mirroring the concerns of health professionals, are working to keep this from happening. The state legislature is con...

THE CHI-TOWN LOW DOWN: Mayoral race continues with promises, campaign strategies

By Natalie Craig

March 9, 2015

As between Mayor Rahm Emanuel and challenger Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia, the continuation of the mayoral race brings new campaign advertisements, strategies and promises.The race is closer now with only two candidates left in the running after Emanuel was forced into a runoff election Feb. 24 when he failed to receive 50 percent of the vote plus one single vote. Garcia, who won more than 33.9 percent o...

Airbnb listing

Airbnb subjected to Chicago Hotel Accommodations Tax

February 16, 2015

Airbnb–a website that allows people to rent out apartments for short or extended stays–will start charging customers the Chicago Hotel Accommodations Tax on Feb. 15 to meet revised regulations. Airbnb...

Major wireless providers T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon and Sprint will soon provide 4G wireless coverage to Red and Blue Line stations as part of a $32.5 million deal.

Wireless companies front bill for 4G upgrade

February 9, 2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced in a Jan. 30 press release an unprecedented deal between four major wireless competitors—T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon and Sprint—and the City of Chicago to fund a $32.5...

Police Profiling: Transgender People

City Council approves new police profiling ordinance

January 26, 2015

The Chicago City Council voted Jan. 21 to expand Chicago’s preexisting ban on police profiling to include “gender identity” and “national origin,” a move aimed at protecting the city’s tra...

Broom, broom: Quidditch comes to Columbia

Quidditch

By Assistant Sports & Health Editor

October 13, 2014

Break out the broomsticks—the Renegades is adding quidditch to its sports roster for the first time this fall semester. Derived from the “Harry Potter” book series, quidditch is a co-ed contact...

of Montreal

Of Montreal standing strong

May 12, 2014

Like The Beatles on acid, of Montreal is simultaneously jarring yet soothing, acting as a curious vessel for the meandering and shocking narratives frontman Kevin Barnes delivers in his trademark murm...

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