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City Council committee approves new food truck locations

Food trucks would operate from nine new areas in the city under a measure approved by the City Council Committee on Pedestrian and Traffic Safety on Monday. The measure would increase the number of designated food truck locations in the city to 30.

Food trucks would be able to prepare and serve food on board while parked in any of the proposed locations for up to two hours. The city already has 21 designated food truck areas, and food trucks are also allowed to park in any legal metered parking space that is at least 200 feet from a brick-and-mortar restaurant.

City plans to build domestic violence shelter with money from strip club lawsuit

Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday unveiled plans to develop a domestic violence shelter in the city’s Chicago Lawn neighborhood.

The 40-bed shelter, tentatively called “WINGS Metro,” will feature “suite-based” rooms designed to provide guests with additional privacy and comfort. The shelter is expected to serve 100 families within its first year.

The Southwest Side shelter, slated for completion in June 2014, will also include ten affordable housing units that will be provided for victims transitioning out of the shelter.

Emanuel administration sues over $58 million parking-garage tab

Malehorn to be next head of World Business Chicago

Emanuel's anti-violence group has raised almost $41 million

Revised city deal still a gain for parking meter vendor, analysis finds

Statement from Mayor Emanuel On Wed's Board of Ed vote

Our responsibility to Chicago's youngest generation

Mayor defends school closings despite 'political consequence'