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  • Arlington Heights village manager to retire

     Arlington Heights village manager to retire
    Arlington Heights' village manager is retiring this summer after more than two decades on the job. Bill Dixon announced April 9 that he is leaving the top administrative post on June 27. His full salary package after a recent raise is now $207,092,...
  • Mayor defeated after taking office in 1949

    Mayor defeated after taking office in 1949
    Apopka voters decided that it was finally time for a change. After a historic run by 93-year-old Mayor John Land, they chose a new direction in the name of Joe Kilsheimer, 56, who campaigned on the need for younger, more energetic leadership in a city...
  • Fusion centers' collection of local and state data worries civil libertarians, others

    BALTIMORE COUNTY, Md. As many Americans question the data collection programs of the National Security Agency and worry about other privacy breaches, information from license plate readers, suspicious activity tipsters and more is being collected and...
  • States try to unload local roads

    WASHINGTON For years, the leaders of Beaufort, S.C., have promoted the charms and convenience of their coastal city, which has a historic downtown and cozy neighborhoods. Many of Beaufort's 13,000 residents can walk or ride their bikes to work or to...
  • Voice of the People, Apr. 14

    Leaf-blowing assaults It's lawn-care combat season again, and I recently experienced the first noise attack. I find it offensive to step outside my door and have the peace of the neighborhood drowned out by the obnoxiously loud whine of a leaf blower....
  • Can a low-profile Garcetti deliver big-time for L.A.?

    A story line has developed during Mayor Eric Garcetti's first nine months on the job, and it goes something like this: In stark contrast to his predecessor, Antonio Villaraigosa, who often held multiple news conferences a day and launched big initiatives,...
  • Fixing child protection means fixing L.A. County government

    Fixing child protection means fixing L.A. County government
    In August, as the newly formed Blue Ribbon Commission on Child Protection convened for the first time and members spoke aloud about the kinds of issues they expected they’d have to deal with, appointee Andrea Rich noted that there are certain...
  • Heads up, City Hall. You have to pay for pension repairs.

    Heads up, City Hall. You have to pay for pension repairs.
    The Illinois General Assembly delivered a special package Tuesday to the Chicago City Council: a pension fix that probably requires aldermen to raise property taxes — less than a year before they stand for re-election. Given the terrible...
  • Frankfort officials award contract for new Village Hall

     Frankfort officials award contract for new Village Hall
    Frankfort trustees bypassed the low bidder Monday in awarding a $4 million contract to build a new Village Hall. Construction Solutions of Illinois was chosen from among the 17 general contractors that applied to oversee construction of the 10,000-...
  • Water line struggle likely to continue

    Water line struggle likely to continue
    Five Will County towns whose legal battle to seize control of a private water line hit a snag last month have refocused their efforts. The Northern Will County Water Agency — comprising Bolingbrook, Homer Glen, Romeoville, Lemont and Woodridge &#...
  • LaSalle County settles lawsuit with woman stripped after arrest

    LaSalle County settles lawsuit with woman stripped after arrest
    LaSalle County authorities will pay hundreds of thousands of dollars to settle lawsuits filed after a female inmate was stripped naked by four sheriff's deputies last year, and officials also plan to implement new jail policies to address strip searches....