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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Massive Redevelopment Of Tribune Printing Plant, Union Station Gets The OK From Key City Commission

The $2.5 billion project could break ground in 2020 and faces two more votes at City Hall before it wins final approval.

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Chicago Man Arrested In Budlong Woods Raid Now Charged With Helping ISIS

The man is charged with "using social media to spread propaganda supporting violent jihad, to recruit operatives, and to encourage others to carry out terrorist attacks."

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Zella In Lincoln Park To Close At End Of Month

The restaurant is hosting a costume contest before its lease is up, though.