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  • Accidently on Purpose

    By Jim Gorzelany CTW Features Economic woes and double-digit unemployment are being blamed for a rash of staged auto accidents by criminals against unsuspecting motorists to line their pockets through fraudulent insurance claims. Ten people were...
  • Should Florida establish a bear-hunting season?

  • Former top aide to Obama pal Whitaker indicted in state grant kickback scheme

    Former top aide to Obama pal Whitaker indicted in state grant kickback scheme
    A onetime top aide to former state public health director Dr. Eric Whitaker was indicted Wednesday in what federal authorities said was a $433,000 grant kickback scam she then tried to cover up. Quinshaunta R. Golden allegedly used her position as...
  • Grounding the American-US Airways merger

    The best illustration of the virtues of deregulation may be the U.S. airline industry, which Congress liberated from most nonsafety-related rules in 1978. The cost of flying plummeted as a host of new players entered the business to compete with the major...
  • Smart move is to pay on loan with largest balance

    Smart move is to pay on loan with largest balance
    Q: We have seven rentals. It seemed like a good idea to refinance them but very difficult with over four properties. The only one that was easy to do was underwater. I am going to continue working on it, but meanwhile, we are scheduling our monthly...
  • FBI raid highlights need for reform

    SACRAMENTO — When federal agents raided state Sen. Ron Calderon's Capitol office last week, it jogged memories of the FBI's sweeping Shrimpscam sting 25 years ago. Fourteen politicos — legislators, lobbyists, staffers — were...
  • UCLA's deal with Coach Steve Alford has unusually huge buyout clause

    UCLA's deal with Coach Steve Alford has unusually huge buyout clause
    UCLA fans better get used to the sight of Steve Alford. Win or lose, he's going to be around for quite some time. That's because UCLA's new head basketball coach is bound to the program — and it to him — by a $10.4-million buyout clause...
  • Sheriff's deputy charged with soliciting sexual bribes while on duty

    A Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy allegedly offered not to arrest two women he pulled over in exchange for sex, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office. Jose Rigaberto Sanchez, 28, is accused of raping women and...
  • Convicted ex-alderman seeking Cook County Board seat

    Convicted ex-alderman seeking Cook County Board seat
    Less than two years after getting out of federal prison where he served time for a public corruption conviction, former West Side alderman Isaac "Ike" Carothers is attempting a political comeback. While state law bars Carothers from trying to win back a...
  • Emanuel administration knew of questions about indicted official

    Emanuel administration knew of questions about indicted official
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration on Monday produced a letter showing it knew about questions surrounding Amer Ahmad and a controversial government contract in Ohio before the mayor hired him as Chicago's comptroller in April 2011. The letter was...
  • Now-indicted former comptroller got $8,250 for unused vacation days

    Now-indicted former comptroller got $8,250 for unused vacation days
    City taxpayers shelled out more than $8,000 to former Chicago Comptroller Amer Ahmad for unused vacation days after he resigned just weeks before he was indicted in an alleged kickback scheme related to his previous government job in Ohio. The city of...