| Feb 10, 2014
| 12:16 PM
Philip Hackman taught his children how to ride bikes in the city of Chicago, where he was a cyclist for many years.
But, he said, it has been difficult to maintain the same lifestyle since moving to the suburbs.
"Since we moved here, they've biked...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 2:59 PM
Glenview recently received $2.78 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for its stormwater management project, which village officials hope to begin work on this spring.
The project, which will cost about $3.71 million in all, is...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 2:54 PM
Last April's flooding, the worst on record in Lisle, set the community back, but Mayor Joseph Broda said in his annual state-of-the-city address that things are moving in the right direction.
"We are on sound footing right now, but we have challenges...
| Dec 22, 2013
| 9:07 PM
Los Angeles fire officials are dramatically changing how rescuers respond to mass shootings after a gunman with a high-powered rifle mortally wounded a federal security officer in a shooting rampage last month at LAX.
The new goal is to have Los Angeles...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 5:24 PM
President Obama signed a disaster declaration Friday for the state of California, making federal funds available for recovery efforts related to the massive Rim fire near Yosemite National Park.
The money is available to state and local governments and...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 10:08 PM
The Newport Beach Fire Department is taking applications for its spring round of Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) classes, which start in March.
CERT classes teach attendees how to respond to disasters, covering topics such as fire suppression,...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 12:44 PM
PORT MONMOUTH, N.J. – Perhaps borrowing a bit of stagecraft from his idol, Bruce Springsteen, Gov. Chris Christie let a 3-year-old girl ask the last question at a town hall meeting Thursday.
“Our house is still broken,” said Nicole...
| Feb 23, 2014
| 8:15 PM
A Los Angeles City Council member wants to allow owners who seismically retrofit apartment buildings to pass on the costs to tenants.
Councilman Bernard C. Parks said he wants the city to explore exempting these apartment owners from the city's rent-...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 9:23 PM
The worst thing you can do if you get a call from a debt collector is to panic. Stand tough even if they call you a deadbeat, threaten to throw you in jail or tell you they'll rat you out......
| Dec 20, 2013
| 11:35 AM
While many roadways were at least passable by Sunday night, the outlook for the week was less clear as most towns decided to keep their schools and municipal offices closed Monday, the governor urged employees to work from home and the state braced for...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 8:18 AM
1.) Tom Gazsi: Costa Mesa's police chief celebrated the 60th anniversary of his department — one he leads with a steady, capable hand, despite the tension between his officers and a majority of the City Council members.
2.) Keith Curry: The...