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  • After third year, some wins, but challenges ahead for Emanuel

    After third year, some wins, but challenges ahead for Emanuel
    There was something missing as Mayor Rahm Emanuel spoke on the Far Northwest Side in March to offer an explanation on what City Hall was doing about the roads after a winter that "left nothing but potholes and pockmarks throughout the city of Chicago."...
  • Obama picks San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro to be housing secretary

    President Obama elevated a rising star in the Democratic Party to a national job Friday, nominating San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development. In the East Room of the White House, Obama named Castro to...
  • Chief of staff's budget prowess not total sum of legacy

    After 28 years of crunching numbers, solving problems and collaborating for Carroll County government, Steve Powell is moving on. Powell, who grew up in Carroll County, said he is leaving his position as chief of staff to become vice president of...
  • The politicians' pawns [Commentary]

    The politicians' pawns [Commentary]
    Baltimore County officials co-opted the media coverage of a man's invasion of the WMAR-TV studios in Towson last week — the latest in a string of news events in which politicians were given center stage for no apparent reason. Baltimore County...
  • Supreme Court decision allows Carroll Co. commissioners to pray

    Supreme Court decision allows Carroll Co. commissioners to pray
    A divided U.S. Supreme Court upheld Monday the right of local governments to offer sectarian prayers at public meetings, a decision that clears the way for the Carroll County board of commissioners to restore their Christian observances. In a 5-4...
  • Scott Ott's departure is a Lehigh County game changer

    The announcement that Lehigh County Commissioner Scott Ott is moving to Texas has implications that go way beyond the loss of a talented voice for local Republicans and very conservative values. It also could have an enormous impact on the direction of...
  • Yes on Proposition 42

    Yes on Proposition 42
    Should government workers and elected officials in cities, counties, water districts, school districts and other local governments be required to do their public business in public? Should they be required to post meeting agendas and turn over documents...
  • Colorful past for insider at center of red light probe

     Colorful past for insider at center of red light probe
    John Bills fits right in to the world of colorful characters who do the heavy lifting for Chicago politicians every election — raising donations, knocking on doors and delivering all of the vote. But in Bills' case, the colors have often been a...
  • Irvine officials debate whether to debate veterans cemetery

    It didn't take long before the gloves came off at Tuesday's Irvine City Council meeting. Comments about a proposed veterans cemetery made by Councilman Larry Agran during opening announcements quickly devolved into a 10-minute, point-of-order squabble....
  • Olive on Main moves in under Laurel's lifted liquor restrictions

    A new Main Street restaurant is the first in Laurel's Historic District to take advantage of the state law change that allows liquor licenses within 500 feet of a church. Olive on Main, which opened April 21 in the former site of Salute Italian...
  • Opposing visions for education on view in state superintendent race

    Opposing visions for education on view in state superintendent race
    In next month's contest to lead the state's public schools, the two front-runners represent opposing forces within education over how best to improve student achievement. Tom Torlakson, the Democratic incumbent, champions teachers and their unions,...