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  • Best person, not party, should get votes: My Word

    In the Sentinel's June 28 article "Partisan Orange races? Voters will decide," Orange County Republican Chairman Lew Oliver's comments stood out: "One-party political entities, at any level, are all but universally less responsive, less efficient and more...
  • Planners give OK to liquor sales for gambling cafe

    Planners give OK to liquor sales for gambling cafe
    Requests by Betty's Bistro to sell alcohol and stay open later will be sent to the Homer Glen Village Board with the recommendation of the Plan Commission, meaning it could become the second video gambling establishment in town to have a liquor license....
  • Hampton's Wallace named to panel on local government mandates

    Hampton Mayor George Wallace is one of the five people Gov. Terry McAuliffe just named ot the Governor’s Task Force for Local Government Mandates. The others are the mayor of Lexington, Carroll County's administrator, Chesterfield County's...
  • Westmont theater project stopped by financial issue

    Westmont theater project stopped by financial issue
    Financial problems have halted a plan for a live venue theater in downtown Westmont. Keith Erickson and Eldon Olmstead, of Westmont, proposed remodeling a vacant building at 11 W. Quincy Street into the theater with seating for up to 300 people. The...
  • Palm Beach County lessens sex offender residency restrictions

    Palm Beach County lessens sex offender residency restrictions
    The threat of a court fight prompted Palm Beach County Tuesday to ease restrictions on where convicted sexual offenders can live. The county had been prohibiting sexual offenders from living within 2,500 feet of schools, school bus stops, day care...
  • New political action committee forms in L.A. school board race

    New political action committee forms in L.A. school board race
    A new political action committee has formed to influence the outcome of Los Angeles school board races, filling a gap created when a group of civic leaders, which includes former Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, decided to sit out next month's key upcoming...
  • David Beckham wooed by Broward: Bring soccer stadium here

    David Beckham wooed by Broward: Bring soccer stadium here
    Soccer star David Beckham's trouble finding a home for a 20,000-seat stadium in downtown Miami has him looking north, Broward County officials say. Broward Mayor Barbara Sharief says she's asked all 31 cities to come forward with a list of possible...
  • Park Ridge ballot issues come into focus

    Park Ridge ballot issues come into focus
    Park Ridge's referendum picture became clearer Monday as aldermen approved one question about airport noise and gave their first formal nod to a revamped question on a property tax increase for Park Ridge Public Library. The City Council unanimously...
  • St. Charles rejects proposal for video gambling

    St. Charles rejects proposal for video gambling
    A request to consider a video gambling ordinance in St. Charles was rejected by the City Council on Monday night after two aldermen said they didn't even want to discuss the idea. During the public comment portion of the council meeting, Donald Ramsell,...
  • Council closer to complying with do-not-hire list

    Council closer to complying with do-not-hire list
    Chicago aldermen today moved closer to agreeing not to hire workers who had been fired by the city for misconduct or left City Hall while facing allegations later deemed credible. The Committee on Workforce Development and Audit recommended making...
  • Oak Park plans to offer financial aid for co-op

    Oak Park plans to offer financial aid for co-op
    The Oak Park Village Board supports giving Sugar Beet Co-op $250,000 to help open a retail store and an additional $250,000 in credit but is seeking an agreement to have some of the money paid back. The co-op leased the ground floor of a building at...