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  • Madigan's Metra influence detailed in report

      Madigan's Metra influence detailed in report
    A secret report put together by the legislature's watchdog in the wake of last summer's Metra scandal offers new insight into how Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan navigates the intersection of public business and ward-style patronage through his...
  • Dysfunction in Dania Beach reaches critical condition

    Usually I'm proud to call quaint Dania Beach my home. I love the new chocolate crack (I mean crackle) ice cream at Jaxson's, the complimentary pastries at Grampa's, the lobster special at the spiffy new Quarterdeck on the pier. But when it comes to the...
  • State moves to improve safety in transporting oil by rail

    State moves to improve safety in transporting oil by rail
    A year after rail tanker cars carrying crude oil in Canada exploded and killed 47 people, California is stepping up efforts to prevent a similar disaster on tracks crisscrossing the state. In recent weeks, the state began pumping more money into a new...
  • Apopka mayor's shake-up worries some city leaders

    Apopka mayor's shake-up worries some city leaders
    Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer jolted Orange County's second-largest city last week, forcing out Apopka's longtime legal adviser, Frank Kruppenbacher, and hiring a consultant to scrutinize the city's operations. Some see the mayor's executive decision to...
  • Orange Tax Collector Randolph may be on move after all

    Orange Tax Collector Randolph may be on move after all
    Orange County Tax Collector Scott Randolph and Property Appraiser Rick Singh may be on the move after all. A real estate deal to move those two politicians out of a downtown high raise and into a pair of office park buildings on Maguire Road was...
  • Jackson lands key backers in Orange Dist. 2 race

    Jackson lands key backers in Orange Dist. 2 race
    Attorney Greg Jackson landed a pair of key endorsements in the crowded Orange County Commission District 2 race Monday, with mayors from Apopka and Eatonville lining up behind his campaign. New Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer and Eatonville Mayor Bruce...
  • Humor column: Urban living isn't what it's jacked up to be

    I thought I would like to put a store underneath my house. This is, as you know, the stylish 21st-century way of living. In many of the fancy, up-to-date "new urbanism" developments, you get rows of shops with places to live up above them, like the good...
  • Police agencies no longer need to report race, SWAT deployments

    Police agencies no longer need to report race, SWAT deployments
    Law enforcement agencies across Maryland are no longer required to collect and report the race of drivers in traffic stops to the state because legislators didn't notice a 3-year-old law expiring. Police, sheriff's departments and other similar agencies...
  • Coral Springs reopens filing period for mayoral position

    With a soon-to-be-withdrawn ordinance forcing Coral Springs to reopen the qualifying period for mayor, Commissioner Tom Powers, who is currently running unopposed after former mayor Roy Gold dropped out, will have to wait until July 18 to find out if he...
  • Bolingbrook reduces bail bond fee

    Bolingbrook reduces bail bond fee
    Those paying bail bonds in Bolingbrook will get a break on the administrative fees they have pay after a vote by the Bolingbrook Village Board Tuesday night. With a unanimous vote, the board approved changing this fee from $50 to $20 to comply with a...
  • Sunrise aims to ban smoking in its parks

    Since last year, Sunrise has been unable to enforce the "no smoking" signs in Sunrise parks. From 2002 to 2013, Sunrise had banned smoking in certain parts of the city's parks. Thanks to a 2012 Florida law, the city hasn't been able to enforce the ban...