Gov. Quinn paid a visit to Ascension Church Sunday afternoon for a United Power for Action and Justice (UPAJ) meeting that packed the church with more than 800 people. Ascension hasn't been that full since Midnight Mass, which, as it happens, was the last time Quinn visited Ascension, so he's used to standing room only in church.
The Chicago City Council last week voted to regulate how e-cigarettes are used, bought and sold in the city. The new rules include banning e-cigarettes wherever smoking is prohibited and moving them behind store counters. Sales to minors are also prohibited.
The start of a new year typically means promising ourselves we will commit to better habits. Work out more. Eat healthier. Try not to speed down the Eisenhower. And maybe for some, read more. If that last resolution strikes a chord, you may want to visit the River Forest Public Library on Monday.