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Snow all over suburban sidewalks puts pedestrians in perilMar 10, 2014 5:55 AM
Thousands of pedestrians have experienced a winter not just of discontent but downright peril, thanks to record snowfalls and a laissez faire attitude toward shoveling sidewalks in the suburbs. “It’s very dangerous,” mom Toni Sim said. “Especially with people (driving) and doing their makeup, texting, checking Facebook. No one has time to shovel the snow and the village doesn’t want to get involved.”
Will Chicago’s ‘puppy mill’ ban push business to the suburbs?Mar 9, 2014 11:48 PM
Suburban animal welfare groups say they’ll fight if Chicago pet store owners think they’re going to move their puppy mill selling operations to the suburbs. Activists hope the suburbs will follow Chicago's lead in banning the sale of dogs, cats and rabbits from for-profit breeders. “We’re ready for the fight in the suburbs, there’s no doubt,” said Cari Meyers, Puppy Mill Project’s founder and president.
GOP primary for governor: Echoes of 2010 with twistMar 9, 2014 8:08 AM
Three of the four Republican candidates for the March 18 primary for governor point to their actions in 2010 as why they're the party's best option to regain control of the top elected post in Illinois, and the other candidate has waged a war against the political establishment. They all want a shot at a likely brutal, expensive summer and fall campaign to occupy the governor's mansion.