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  • Former McDonnell staffer tells of Virginia first lady's incessant demands

    Former McDonnell staffer tells of Virginia first lady's incessant demands
    RICHMOND — Maureen McDonnell made staffers at the governor’s mansion miserable, yelling and lashing out with baseless accusations, her former chief of staff testified Wednesday. She once texted to say that she suspected the mansion chef of...
  • McDonnell corruption trial: Broker says Maureen McDonnell dumped stock to avoid disclosure

    McDonnell corruption trial: Broker says Maureen McDonnell dumped stock to avoid disclosure
    RICHMOND — Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell twice moved Star Scientific stock out of her account at year's end, the McDonnell family broker said Friday, skirting state reporting requirements for public officials as she and her husband took...
  • McDonnell trial: Researchers wary of McDonnell's Anatabloc ties

    McDonnell trial: Researchers wary of McDonnell's Anatabloc ties
    University of Virginia researchers were uncomfortable about the governor’s apparent support for Anatabloc, a supplement they considered studying at its maker’s behest, a key university official testified Monday during the federal corruption...
  • McDonnell trial: Governor's protection unit spied for state police

    McDonnell trial: Governor's protection unit spied for state police
    RICHMOND – Gov. Bob McDonnell's protection unit eavesdropped on him as fellow state police officers went through the lengthy investigation that was eventually turned over to the FBI, according to testimony offered Tuesday during the federal trial...
  • 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...
  • Lake Forest can get needed water filters - for now

     Lake Forest can get needed water filters - for now
    Following news that unique filters used in the city water plant would no longer be produced by AquaSource, the city learned from the French firm that it can provide a limited number of new filters. In May the city spent $719,000 with AquaSource, to...
  • North Riverside may privatize fire department to save on pensions

    North Riverside may privatize fire department to save on pensions
    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...
  • Park Ridge collective property values fall

     Park Ridge collective property values fall
    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...
  • Park Ridge tackles costs of stormwater projects

    Park Ridge tackles costs of stormwater projects
    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...