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  • 2022 Olympic site choices now bad and worse

    2022 Olympic site choices now bad and worse
    The U.S. Olympic Committee could kick itself over not having submitted a bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics. It might look like a slam dunk now. After Norway nixed the Oslo bid Wednesday, the competition to become host of that Winter Games is down to...
  • Federal agency, local lawman dispute actions in Cliven Bundy case

    Federal agency, local lawman dispute actions in Cliven Bundy case
    The tense face-off over a Nevada rancher’s right to graze his cattle on federal land has spilled over into a public squabble after the Bureau of Land Management and Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie issued conflicting statements over their lack of...
  • Maryland shifts insurance policy to cover transition-related care of transgender employees

    Maryland shifts insurance policy to cover transition-related care of transgender employees
    In a reversal of state healthcare policy, transgender state employees in Maryland can now access gender reassignment surgery, hormone therapy and other transition-related care under their state-provided health insurance plans. The change quietly went...
  • Don't ban Palcohol, tax it [Commentary]

    Don't ban Palcohol, tax it [Commentary]
    In recent weeks, the web has been buzzing with excitement over Palcohol, the powdered alcohol that can turn water into vodka, rum or any one of four specialty cocktails. While it remains unclear when — or if — the product will hit stores,...
  • Police raid over tweets leads to lawsuit against Peoria mayor

    Police raid over tweets leads to lawsuit against Peoria mayor
    PEORIA—When Jon Daniel created a Twitter account spoofing the town’s mayor in March, he planned to entertain friends with a steady stream of occasionally profane and often sophomoric messages. The Peoria native said he had no animosity...
  • What to expect from the Chance the Rapper/Childish Gambino EP

    What to expect from the Chance the Rapper/Childish Gambino EP
    Since first teaming up to make music in 2012, Chancelor Bennett (a.k.a Chance the Rapper) and Donald Glover (a.k.a. Childish Gambino) have had an undeniable chemistry. While they aren't on the level of other famous rapper partnerships like Method Man &...
  • Hollywood challenging extra pension checks sent to retirees last year

    Hollywood challenging extra pension checks sent to retirees last year
    Retired cops, firefighters and City Hall employees sometimes get an extra payday known as the 13th check. It comes each year the pension funds have robust earnings and has ranged from $200 to more than $26,000. But it comes at a cost to taxpayers: The...
  • Howard County assessing security after two die at Merriweather concert

    Howard County assessing security after two die at Merriweather concert
    Howard County officials say they are investigating security and screening procedures at Merriweather Post Pavilion after two concertgoers died and 19 others were sent to hospitals during an electronic dance music festival over the weekend. The deaths of...
  • Do people really overuse healthcare when it's free?

    Do people really overuse healthcare when it's free?
    Call it the "skin-in-the-game" argument: the notion that people will use medical care more sparingly -- and presumably more prudently -- if they have to pay a larger share of the costs out of their own pockets.  This is the idea behind health...
  • Voters in Burr Ridge to weigh in on trustees' pay

    Voters in Burr Ridge to weigh in on trustees' pay
    Burr Ridge voters will be asked in November whether the mayor and trustees should continue to be paid for serving. At a village board meeting on Aug. 11, trustees unanimously agreed to hold the advisory referendum. The question will read, "Shall the...
  • Whole Foods plan gets initial OK in Lake Forest

    Whole Foods plan gets initial OK in Lake Forest
    Despite objections from many residents who packed council chambers Wednesday night, the Lake Forest Plan Commission gave initial approval to a proposal for a controversial Whole Foods development on the city’s west side. While city officials tried...