| Jun 23, 2014
Last year North Riverside officials received a letter from a state agency ordering the village to start paying more into its underfunded pension accounts or face a financial reckoning.
The ultimatum and a shortage of cash prompted the village to...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 9:10 AM
Park Ridge's collective property value plummeted almost 18 percent from 2012 to 2013, vexing city officials who said construction activity increased last year. Those same officials said they worried the drop would herald more problems for the troubled...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 4:09 PM
Residents in Park Ridge's Mayfield Estates neighborhood might be asked to help cover part of the cost for a proposed $3.3 million flood control project.
"I think the only way that it's going to happen is some cost sharing," Mayor David Schmidt said...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 3:08 PM
Boating safety tips:
• Have and wear a Coast Guard-approved life jacket.
• Have a reliable way to call for help in an emergency, such as a marine radio, cellphone in waterproof case (though reception is not always reliable) or a personal...
| May 23, 2014
| 5:23 AM
A former state lawmaker who is accused of trading child pornography online has started collecting a state pension of nearly $15,000 a year — an amount he bumped up by purchasing credit for time he didn't work.
Ex-Rep. Keith Farnham, an Elgin...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 7:26 PM
After more than two years of battling Longwood City Hall, Florida's court system and his neighbors — along with racking up nearly $200,000 in code-enforcement fines — Sean Law has cleaned up his yard.
"It is an improvement — it looks...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 6:14 PM
— Gov. Terry McAuliffe has enlisted two cabinet members to explore ways the state can help Veterans Affairs medical centers in Virginia, two of which have longer-than-desired wait times.
Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs John C. Harvey Jr....
| Jul 19, 2014
| 2:05 PM
A mandated 60-day review of the state's hurricane emergency and evacuation plan is due on Gov. Terry McAuliffe's desk by Aug. 15. The governor ordered the review in May after participating in an emergency exercise, during which he expressed doubts about...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 12:16 PM
RICHMOND - The Commonwealth Transportation Board approved its six-year construction plan Wednesday, laying out more than $13 billion worth of road and rail projects planned between now and 2020.
The plan includes money to widen I-64 on the peninsula,...
| Aug 17, 2014
NEWPORT NEWS — A local Circuit Court judge is stepping aside early next year after reaching the mandatory retirement age in Virginia for state judges.
Newport News Circuit Court Judge H. Vincent Conway Jr., who recently turned 70, announced last...
| Aug 9, 2014
| 1:48 PM
For all the cringeworthy talk of crushes, conniptions and collapsing marriage, the key to the corruption trial of former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, will be connecting dots — whether prosecutors can link gifts and loans from...