Increasing the price of sticker tickets came at a devastating cost for thousands of Chicago’s poorest residents.Flickr/Daniel X. O'Neil

Chicago Alderman Proposes Reining In Ticket Penalties That Drove Thousands of Black Motorists Into Debt

The proposal would cap late penalties and create community service alternatives to some fines.

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Oh Deer! Blue Line Service Suspended For Hours As City Removes Injured Animal From Tracks

The shutdown lasted three hours, prompting commuters to find other ways to hoof it home.

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Shots Fired On Logan Square’s Busy Milwaukee Avenue Bar Strip Late Saturday, But No One Injured

"I'm upset, I'm really upset. I don't allow this type of stuff in my establishment," owner of Granero, a bar on the block, said of the shooting.

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Haji Healing Salon Aims To Be ‘Oasis And Sanctuary’ On Bustling 79th Street In Chatham

Aya-Nikole Cook, the salon's owner, hopes her healing and wellness business fills a void on the South Side.