| Sep 26, 2012
| 10:32 AM
Students who filed a lawsuit against the University of California announced that they have reached a settlement that will avoid a trial.
The settlement filed in Federal Court today will cost the university a $1 million.
Twenty-one students joined in...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 8:27 PM
The League of Women Voters Orange Coast opposes the proposed Costa Mesa charter, known as Measure V on the Nov. 6 ballot.
First, the process that created the proposed charter was deeply flawed. A broad, diverse spectrum of individuals and community...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 8:00 AM
A money-saving plan to privatize the Los Angeles Zoo has stalled after city negotiators failed to reach an agreement with the nonprofit seeking to run the facility.
The announcement that the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Assn. was pulling out of talks Thursday...
| Nov 4, 2011
| 5:53 PM
The O'Malley administration estimates Maryland could raise up to $315 million a year from private investors to help pay for highways, bridges and other needed projects, Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown said Friday.
Some other states are doing more to tap into...
| Oct 3, 2011
| 1:52 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel will meet with airline executives today, saying he will be looking for ways for Chicago to keep its edge as a transportation center.
Emanuel pointed to the Chicago presence of United Airlines, American Airlines, Boeing and electronic...
| Jul 15, 2011
| 12:46 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel said today he will send layoff notices to up to 625 city employees as he tries to close a hole in the budget he inherited.
Custodians, call center operators at the city's water department and seasonal workers at the Department of...
| Jul 26, 2011
| 9:22 AM
City Hall labor unions today released a report that says Mayor Rahm Emanuel could save more than $242 million if he cut middle management, reduced the number of private contractors and improved efficiency in government.
The recommendations are a response...
| Dec 18, 2010
| 9:04 AM
The successor to Mayor Richard Daley will inherit a spacious fifth-floor City Hall suite, a wellspring of local and national prestige and a crushing financial mess that could leave Chicago's new leader pondering the wisdom of seeking the job in the...
| May 15, 2011
| 6:14 PM
Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel plans to begin curbing the city's spending habits as soon as he takes office Monday.
On "Day One," he will put a freeze on just about everything but paychecks and bills coming due. That will help fulfill his pledge to cut $75...
| Jul 5, 2011
For seven years Monica Behnke has lived in Winchester House, one of the few government-run nursing homes left in Illinois. Its operations are mostly funded by Medicaid, with the taxpayers of Lake County making up the difference.
Behnke, 79, a former...
| May 25, 2012
| 7:29 AM
Alibaba Group Holding, the Chinese e-commerce giant that looks a bit like a mash-up of EBay, PayPal and Amazon, plans to pay $2.5 billion to snatch back Yahoo Inc.’s 27% stake in Alibaba.com.
Minority shareholders approved a plan Friday to offer...