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  • Businesses wait for verdict on electronic signs in Orland Park

    Businesses wait for verdict on electronic signs in Orland Park
    A handful of Orland Park business owners urged trustees to make a decision on a much-discussed proposal to allow electronic message boards on La Grange Road signs at a Village Board meeting Monday. Businesses along La Grange Road are being asked to...
  • Deadline coming up for nominations to Lake County Women's Hall of Fame

    The deadline for the public to nominate outstanding Lake County women to be considered for induction into the Lake County Women’s Hall of Fame is Friday, Aug. 15. Nominees must have made significant contributions to the improvement of life for...
  • Forward thinking on the Red Line [Letter]

    Forward thinking on the Red Line [Letter]
    As a city homeowner and transit user, I am extremely pleased to see that Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is fighting to secure the Red Line ("Mayor reaffirms city's support for Red Line," July 24). If Baltimore is to be competitive in the years ahead, it...
  • Seminole's challenge: Turn 'blighted area' on Oxford Road into vibrant community

    Seminole's challenge: Turn 'blighted area' on Oxford Road into vibrant community
    Oxford Road in Fern Park is not one of Seminole County's prettiest streets. The sidewalks are cracked and broken. The landscaping is either bare or filled with weeds. And empty parking lots are littered with liquor bottles, beer cans and other rubbish....
  • Car-audio manufacturer VOXX may expand in Orlando

    Car-audio manufacturer VOXX may expand in Orlando
    Car-audio systems manufacturer VOXX International Corp. is considering a $17 million expansion of its presence in Orlando with the potential of nearly $1.4 million in state and local incentives, Orange County officials said Tuesday. The maker of...
  • Orange amendments would restrict citizens' ability to change charter

    Orange amendments would restrict citizens' ability to change charter
    When Orange County voters go to the polls in November, they'll be deciding some key issues that could significantly change the way county elections are held, and also restrict citizens from making their own changes to the county's government charter. One...
  • City commissioners like no-new-taxes budget for new year

    City commissioners like no-new-taxes budget for new year
    It’s been a while, City Manager Randy Knight noted, since Winter Park raised its property taxes. “The millage rate of 4.0923 is the same millage rate we’ve had now for six years,” Knight told city commissioners during the July 28...
  • David Beckham wooed by Broward: Bring soccer stadium here

    David Beckham wooed by Broward: Bring soccer stadium here
    Soccer star David Beckham's trouble finding a home for a 20,000-seat stadium in downtown Miami has him looking north, Broward County officials say. Broward Mayor Barbara Sharief says she's asked all 31 cities to come forward with a list of possible...
  • $886,000 is all that will be paid out of $1-million Dorner reward

    $886,000 is all that will be paid out of $1-million Dorner reward
    Only about 89% of the $1-million reward offered during the search for former Los Angeles Police Officer Christopher Dorner has been distributed — and nothing more will be given, a Los Angeles city official said Wednesday. Vicki Curry,...
  • State, city working toward shelter for immigrant children

    State, city working toward shelter for immigrant children
    State and local officials are working with federal authorities to identify a shelter in Maryland for Central American children crossing the U.S. border after at least four potential sites fell through, including one that was opposed by Gov. Martin O'...
  • Key evacuation strategy for Hampton Roads to be evaluated

    Key evacuation strategy for Hampton Roads to be evaluated
    One of the key elements of the state's Hampton Roads hurricane evacuation plan — the ability to convert interstates and roadways into one-way corridors — is under review. The lane-reversal plan, which was developed 11 years ago after...