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  • Preckwinkle's pass on mayoral run has given life to Karen Lewis

     Preckwinkle's pass on mayoral run has given life to Karen Lewis
    I spoke to Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis after she landed in Hawaii on Tuesday afternoon, just after Rahm Emanuel became the happiest mayor in Chicago. The news that made the Rahmfather smile? Not Lewis being thousands of miles away in...
  • New county government watchdog asks for public's help

    New county government watchdog asks for public's help
    Palm Beach County’s new local government watchdog is launching a public outreach effort during his first month on the job. Inspector General John Carey started with a July 10 open letter to Palm Beach County citizens, asking them to report...
  • Des Plaines to study alternative fuel for city vehicles

    Des Plaines to study alternative fuel for city vehicles
    The city of Des Plaines has taken the first step toward outfitting its fleet of vehicles to run on an alternative fuel source. The City Council recently voted 6-1 to approve a bid for a $25,000 alternative fuel study by Maryland-based Energetics Inc....
  • New Britain Taxpayers Get An Extra Week To Pay

    NEW BRITAIN — City property owners who haven't paid their latest tax bill will get a one-week reprieve, courtesy of the new printer contractor failing to make its deadline. Taxes are normally considered delinquent if they're not paid by Aug. 1, but...
  • Critical report leads to changes at Broward County pound

    Critical report leads to changes at Broward County pound
    A recent report blasting Broward's animal shelter for "gross mismanagement" has led to big changes at the county pound. The report, issued on May 7 by Broward Inspector General John Scott, accused the pet shelter of allowing staffers to keep...
  • Money for science center better bet than incentives

    Money for science center better bet than incentives
    There's something wickedly ironic about Orange County commissioners balking at a request to help fund the expansion of programs at the Orlando Science Center. After all, this is the same county that threw big money at the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research...
  • Work as a region

    Hampton Roads often appears preoccupied with its past rather than its future, perhaps owing to the many historical sites located throughout the region. Residents of the area are considered conservative, not by political affiliation but rather in how we...
  • L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti rallies teachers at convention

    L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti rallies teachers at convention
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti rallied thousands of teachers Saturday morning at a downtown teachers union convention, voicing his support for controversial job protections, praising their efforts and pledging his political support going forward....
  • The price we pay for government

    The price we pay for government
    Nobody much likes to talk about it at city halls or county offices, but it costs money to have elected officials meet once or twice a month to make rules for a community or decide how to spend taxpayers' funds. Few Peninsula-area localities disclose...
  • Rains close Taste of Chicago; more on the way

    Rains close Taste of Chicago; more on the way
    A storm system that moved through northeast Illinois early Saturday morning dropped heavy rain, closing down Taste of Chicago for the day and flooding communities in the area's south and southwest suburbs. More rain is on the way tonight. Because of the...
  • Millennium Park elevates Jazz Fest, but not enough

    Millennium Park elevates Jazz Fest, but not enough
    For years — long before Millennium Park was created — readers wrote to me complaining about the Chicago Jazz Festival's dismal acoustics and environment in Grant Park. And for years, city government (which produces the festival) and the...