| Jun 22, 2011
| 4:23 PM
County Councilwoman Courtney Watson said at a public hearing Monday night that she would support including the Columbia Association's 26 swimming pools in her bill to forgive local property taxes for six private, nonprofit Howard swim clubs — if...
| Jan 26, 2012
| 3:56 PM
Saying she was "disturbed and discouraged and disappointed," Cook County board president Toni Preckwinkle promised to "overhaul" the medical examiner's office -- and fire some workers -- because of crowded conditions in the morgue.
"I've been as...
| Feb 28, 2012
| 3:20 AM
A South Side woman has sued the struggling funeral home that was supposed to handle her mother’s funeral, claiming the business kept her mother’s body for more than 40 days after the funeral until the funeral home was shut down last week by...
| Feb 29, 2012
| 7:50 PM
Three more families have joined a lawsuit against a struggling South Side funeral home, claiming they waited months to receive the ashes of their loved ones, only to find the bodies were being stored in a building with no power.
There were nine bodies...
| Mar 6, 2012
| 4:44 PM
Funeral arrangements have been set for a man who drowned in Belmont Harbor after disappearing early Saturday.
The body of Philip Patnaude, 28, was found Monday morning about 30 feet from the mouth of Belmont Harbor, in an area where police divers had...
| Jun 22, 2011
Strap yourself in, dear reader.
Tidbits of additional information about recent column topics have been trickling this way, and it's time to catch up on them.
First, a recent column criticized Lake County for spending about $8,000 to pave a parking lot...
| Jul 1, 2011
The Rev. Michael Wenning, the retired senior pastor of Bel Air Presbyterian Church who presided at former President Reagan's 2004 burial service in Simi Valley, died Tuesday at his home in Mission Viejo, one week before his 76th birthday.
The cause was...
| Jul 13, 2011
| 7:03 PM
Laurel's 9/10 All-Star Little League team advanced to the District Four championship, where they came in second place. Though they lost the game to the defending champs, the young athletes represented their hometown well. Old Town resident Caleb Collins...
| Jul 16, 2011
With her services becoming increasingly popular, Dorota W. Marshall decided to expand her no-frills cremation business, moving it from a rented facility in Baltimore to a business park in Anne Arundel County where she has begun construction on a new...
| Jul 27, 2011
Consider this tip from an eHow.com Web entry on how to drive in a funeral procession: "Do not do anything illegal while driving, such as drinking beer. Do not think that the police officers guiding you will let you get away with such behavior."...
| Jul 30, 2011
The County Council is considering a change to a proposed bill that would allow a Millersville crematorium that spurred the legislation to move forward — even if the county crafts stricter limits for such businesses in the future.
The council is...