City Council takes the first step paving the way for an Obama Presidential Library on public parkland. But does it assuage the concerns of park preservationists?

Chicago may soon require many gas stations to sell gas with a higher blend of ethanol.


Mayor Rahm Emanuel introduced an ordinance in today's Chicago City Council meeting banning new petroleum coke facilities and blocking expansion of existing facilities. The ordinance is co-sponsored by Ald. Edward Burke (14th) and Ald. John Pope (10th). Elizabeth Brackett has the details on that, and other City Council news.

With only $40 and forged paperwork, crooks are stealing houses from unsuspecting homeowners. It’s real -- and a felony. Last week, the Cook County Board of Commissioners unanimously passed an ordinance cracking down on the "Clouding A Title" scammers, adding steep fines to jail sentences. City Treasurer Stephanie Neely and Cook County Recorder of Deeds Karen Yarbrough join us with tips on how to protect yourself from strangers changing your locks and moving in.

We speak with medical and policy specialists regarding the City Council ordinance passed Wednesday to regulate e-cigarettes as tobacco products. Read an interview.


We share what you had to say about City Council's regulation of e-cigarettes in tonight's viewer feedback.

Cook County is forcing banks to keep up vacant properties undergoing foreclosure. But the city is being sued over a similar law. We look at the future of the County ordinance.

Need to catch a cab? The city hopes a new ordinance will ensure you have a safe driver and a modern, fuel-efficient vehicle. But some say the upgrades will be especially taxing on drivers. Paris Schutz has the story.

Logan Square at Nexus of ‘Holy’ Battle

A city ordinance allows free parking during certain hours in a neighborhood with heavy traffic. We find out how that has pitted neighbor against neighbor, and even residents against churches.