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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Mamby On The Beach Canceled, High Lake Levels And Endangered Birds Blamed

The cancellation comes after weeks of meetings between event organizers, the Chicago Park District and environmental groups, who wanted the event moved.

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Rock The Badges Takes Over Six Corners This Weekend

Money raised at the event is donated to charities that benefit the families of fallen police officers and firefighters.

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Culver’s To Open Below New Luxury Micro Apartments In Ravenswood

The micro apartments and new Culver's will be steps away from a CTA Brown Line stop.