Environmental groups are looking to ban plastic straws in Illinois. Flickr/Ben Aston

If Starbucks And Seattle Can Ban Plastic Straws, Could Chicago Be Next?

Straw bans are picking up steam, and environmental groups in Illinois are looking for ways to ban them locally without harming disabled residents.

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After More Than A Century, Independence Library Gets A Home Of Its Own

Officials are set to officially open the Irving Park branch at at 4022 N. Elston Ave. Tuesday.