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  • 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...
  • Supreme Court ruling on prayer at board meetings still reverberates

    The letter arrived in Sue Galloway's mailbox with no return address and a brief message warning Galloway, who is Jewish, to "be careful." It was signed "666." Across town, Linda Stephens, an atheist, received a similarly worded letter, along with a...
  • $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'...
  • 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...
  • Highwood city manager leaving for McHenry County job

     Highwood city manager leaving for McHenry County job
    Highwood City Manager Scott Hartman is leaving Highwood next month to become the new deputy county administrator for McHenry County. In a recent interview, Hartman said the county job was better for his family and closer to his Crystal Lake home. But...
  • City Council proving it's ready for reform

    City Council proving it's ready for reform
    One of Chicago's best-known and most reprehensible aldermanic quotes is that "Chicago ain't ready for reform." Then-Ald. Mathias "Paddy" Bauler's (1935-1943 and 1947-1967) legendary resistance to cleaning up city government stamped the City Council as the...
  • Orland Park facade upgrade program growing

    Orland Park facade upgrade program growing
    Interest in Orland Park's Appearance Improvement Grant program has taken off since the village opened funding to commercial property owners last year. Between 2006 and 2010, Orland Park spent about $58,500 on the grant program, designed to help...
  • 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...
  • Drought shaming: Not a good way to promote water conservation

    There’s something about a crisis that brings people together. Unless it’s California and it’s a drought, in which case neighbors start to turn on each other. There’s a boom in drought shaming, with people posting pictures of...
  • Congress can, and should, sort out the Internet's tax structure

    At the dawn of the broadband era, Congress recognized that the Internet was becoming so fundamental to communications and the economy that it barred states from taxing the services that enabled people to log on. But some anti-tax groups and online...