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  • Downtown Sound series proves Millennium Park can rock

    Downtown Sound series proves Millennium Park can rock
    The Downtown Sound music series is now a Monday night fixture during the summer at Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park, but it wasn't always so. The city of Chicago had a hands-off policy toward rock music for generations, a phobia turned into...
  • Judge rules Florida congressional map violates Fair Districts standards

    Judge rules Florida congressional map violates Fair Districts standards
    TALLAHASSEE -- Florida's re-drawn congressional map intentionally favors Republicans in violation of the anti-gerrymandering standards voters approved in 2010 and will have to be re-drawn, according to a ruling late Thursday from a Tallahassee judge....
  • Charla Nash Leads New Push To Ban Trafficking Of Apes And Monkeys

     Charla Nash Leads New Push To Ban Trafficking Of Apes And Monkeys
    WASHINGTON — Charla Nash, horribly mauled by a friend's pet chimpanzee five years ago, flew to Washington Thursday to become a convincing advocate to for a bill that would make it more difficult for someone to own a monkey as a pet. "What happened...
  • Warner: Take a look at this Facebook thing

    U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, D-VA, asked the Federal Trade Commission this week to take a close look at Facebook's experiment on users' emotional responses. The company revealed that it tweaked news feeds for hundreds of thousands of users, including more...
  • Corbett signs $29 billion budget, slams lawmakers over pension inaction

    HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Corbett this morning said he has signed the state's 2014-15 budget, but also accused lawmakers of doing too little to repair the state's finances. Corbett said he was using his line-item veto authority to eliminate $65 million...
  • Venezia: Hopefuls and their land-use stances

    On June 25 I wrote about Jean Watt and the organization she co-founded, Still Protecting Our Newport (SPON), attempting to wake up residents and rally them against the city's efforts to update the land-use element amendment to the General Plan. Watt...
  • House lawsuit over Obamacare to focus on employer mandate delay

    House lawsuit over Obamacare to focus on employer mandate delay
    House leaders announced Thursday that their planned lawsuit against President Obama would focus on his failure to enforce provisions of the Affordable Care Act, renewing a fight over his landmark health law. Speaker John A. Boehner had previously...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown signs off on wine tastings at farmers markets

    Gov. Jerry Brown signs off on wine tastings at farmers markets
    Skip the peaches and cheese, farmers market guests can now sample wine at farmers markets all over California. Gov. Jerry Brown signed a measure into law Tuesday that allows farmers markets to conduct wine and cider tastings. The bill, AB2488, was...
  • Multiple convictions from one act count as one 'strike,' court rules

    The California Supreme Court decided unanimously Thursday that two felony convictions stemming from a single act may not be considered separate strikes under the state’s “three strikes” sentencing law. In the past, the court has...
  • Mystery loan lets Jacksons keep both homes

    Mystery loan lets Jacksons keep both homes
    — A year ago, former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.'s attorneys said his family was in "significant financial peril" as he and his wife, Sandi, awaited sentencing for looting $750,000 from his campaign coffers. Jackson had to come up with that amount to...
  • Why such secrecy on gun permits?

     Why such secrecy on gun permits?
    The creation and implementation of Illinois' law permitting licensed owners to carry concealed firearms has not been a graceful process. It was forced on the state, the last to forbid conceal carry, by a federal appeals court in 2012. The General Assembly...