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  • 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...
  • Inspector general court fight moving forward

    Inspector general court fight moving forward
    Another delay may have been averted in resolving the three-year legal fight over how to pay for Palm Beach County’s government watchdog. A hearing is now scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday about the legal challenge brought by 14 cities objecting to the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Office Depot, Pratt & Whitney approved for government incentives

    Office Depot, Pratt & Whitney approved for government incentives
    Palm Beach County Commissioners approved millions of dollars in incentives Tuesday for Office Depot and Pratt & Whitney. The only opposition came from two county residents who raised concerns about giving public help to private companies. Palm Beach...
  • 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...
  • L.A. Mayor Expects Incentives Bill to Provide Around $400 Million Per Year for Movies and TV

    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said that he expects the authors of film and TV tax credit legislation to insert a figure "that is north of $400 million" per year, an amount that would put the state about on par with New York. "It will be close to $400...
  • China credit plunge argues for interest rate cut but no quick action seen

    BEIJING (Reuters) - China's surprisingly sharp and sudden drop in credit has strengthened the case for the central bank to cut interest rates, but policy insiders believe it will be reluctant to take more aggressive steps and for now will stick to more...
  • What's A New Municipal Building Doing In Ballpark Bids?

    What's A New Municipal Building Doing In Ballpark Bids?
    Wait a minute. A new municipal building? Where did that come from? That's what some folks were asking this past week after the two bids that the city received for developing a minor league baseball stadium and surrounding land just north of I-84 in...
  • Illinois' business tax burden? Not so bad, report says

    Illinois' business tax burden? Not so bad, report says
    Illinois' tax burden ranks lower than about half the country, according to a report released Wednesday.  Illinois was ranked 27th among 50 states and the District of Columbia, for business income that goes toward state and local taxes including property...