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  • Clean skid row's streets, but then house the homeless

    Clean skid row's streets, but then house the homeless
    The organizers of Operation Healthy Streets, a newly revamped version of an existing Los Angeles city program, vow that filthy skid row streets will be scoured every other month (and spot-cleaned in between) and that city and county outreach workers...
  • Sicilian Transplants Help Give Middletown Its Unique Identity

    Sicilian Transplants Help Give Middletown Its Unique Identity
    Thousands of Middletown residents have come from the Sicilian town of Melilli since the late 1800s, forming a close community of Italian Americans that gives the city a unique identity. While many Connecticut towns have a distinct European heritage, it'...
  • City Hall looking for team to manage Riverwalk

    City Hall looking for team to manage Riverwalk
    City Hall is looking for a team to add more than 100,000 square feet of retail space along the city’s Riverwalk and generate enough money to help pay off the $99 million federal loan being used to extend the scenic walkway along the Chicago River....
  • Palm Beach County considers kratom ban

    Palm Beach County considers kratom ban
    Kratom users say drinks infused with the Southeast Asian herb deliver a welcome pick-me-up, no more dangerous than a cup of coffee. But concerns that kratom is addictive and poses a health risk prompted the Palm Beach County Commission Tuesday to call...
  • Emanuel touts progressive issues in NYC ahead of re-election bid

    Emanuel touts progressive issues in NYC ahead of re-election bid
    NEW YORK — Seated under the crystal chandeliers in the ornate ballroom of New York’s official residence Monday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel related the story of a poor, single mother from Pilsen who chose to put off getting a job after discovering...
  • Eric Holder's trip to Ferguson, Mo., rooted in his civil rights pledge

    Eric Holder's trip to Ferguson, Mo., rooted in his civil rights pledge
    Eric H. Holder Jr.'s planned trip Wednesday to the center of riot-torn Ferguson, Mo., in many ways began 5 1/2 years ago, when he became the nation's first African American attorney general and pledged to make federal civil rights enforcement a hallmark...
  • Idea of an L.A. Voteria is gaining currency

    Idea of an L.A. <i>Voteria </i>is<i> </i>gaining currency
    The proposal to enter L.A. voters into a cash prize lottery, for the sake of increasing turnout, is easy to attack on numerous fronts. My first reaction to last week's recommendation by the L.A. City Ethics Commission? Horror. Or maybe it wasn't...
  • Court ruling revives plans for Lincolnwood gun range

    Court ruling revives plans for Lincolnwood gun range
    A court ruling has revived plans for a gun range in Lincolnwood, renewing debate over whether to allow the facility above an existing gun shop. An Illinois appeals court ruled Monday that the proposal to expand Shore Galleries meets the village zoning...
  • Some L.A. County officials frustrated by delays in child welfare czar search

    Some L.A. County officials frustrated by delays in child welfare czar search
    Some Los Angeles County officials voiced frustration Tuesday at what they considered to be delays in the search for a new child welfare czar. The Board of Supervisors agreed in June to create an Office of Child Protection to coordinate efforts by the...
  • Labor Secretary Perez on how to produce better-paying jobs

    At the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce this week, U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez kicked off a cross-country, pre-Labor Day tour to champion higher minimum wages, higher-wage jobs and other causes in talks with employers, workers and local leaders....
  • Electronic messages voted down in Orland Park

    Electronic messages voted down in Orland Park
    Village officials Monday rejected electronic message boards on LaGrange Road, with Mayor Dan McLaughlin saying the vote to retain the current sign ordinance was "purely a decision of what do we want Orland Park to look like." The vote was 4-2 against...