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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Lexington Betty Smokehouse Opening In Pullman Food Hall In A Food Truck-To-Restaurant Evolution

"I want to be living proof to other women and girls that look like me that we can have our own companies and create them from the bottom up,” said owner Dominique Leach.

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Mugging Caught On Video Shows Woman Attacked While Cleaning Snow Off Car In Belmont-Cragin

The mugger ran toward the woman, knocked her down and dragged her on the ground before stealing her purse.

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With Family Chats, Foundation Aims To Introduce Al Raby’s Legacy To A New Generation

CPS CEO Janice Jackson, author Lee Bey and Chicago Housing Commissioner Marisa Novara are among the panelists.