The Democrat-controlled General Assembly already approved licensing gun dealers, but the Republican governor vetoed that bill days before a tough primary election against a more conservative challenger. State Sen. Don Harmon, D-Oak Park, and Rep. Kathleen Willis, D-Addison, told aldermen they are now trying to round up enough votes to override the veto. … [Read more...] about Bans on bump stocks, body armor move forward in Chicago
Before heading the Secretary of State Police, Roberts served for five years as first deputy and chief operating officer for the Illinois Office of Executive Inspector General, leading investigations of fraud, waste, abuse and misconduct. Prior to that she was inspector general for the Illinois Department of Human Services under now-imprisoned former Gov. Rod Blagojevich. … [Read more...] about Panel taps law enforcement veteran to lead Chicago police watchdog agency
Despite his contention that he was not adequately trained to handle the situation, Long maintained that he used "minimal but necessary force to remove" Dao after the Kentucky doctor refused to give up his seat to make room for a United employee. Long also noted that before the incident, he was an employee in "good standing" who had received a performance evaluation with an overall rating of "exceeds expectations." … [Read more...] about Chicago aviation security officer who was fired for dragging man off United flight sues city and airline
The City Council Zoning Committee approved Hopkins’ ordinance to fine property owners $1,000 to $2,000 for letting historic properties or those within landmark districts deteriorate. And if the city is pursuing a case claiming landlords’ actions contributed to the deterioration of a landmark property, no permits to construct a new building on the lot would be allowed. If the city opts to take the case to court, it could try to ban new construction on the lot for up to 10 years. … [Read more...] about City could try to protect historic Chicago buildings from intentional neglect
Currently, the citywide fine is $100, and it would stay that way outside the downtown area. But fines would triple inside the area bordered on the north along Division Street from the lake to LaSalle Street, south from LaSalle to Chicago Avenue, west from Chicago to Halsted Street, south along Halsted to Roosevelt Road and east on Roosevelt from Halsted to the lake. … [Read more...] about Get caught double parking in downtown Chicago? Fine could soon triple to $300.