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  • Chicago's day of reckoning over pensions delayed

    Chicago's day of reckoning over pensions delayed
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel and aldermen won't grapple this fall with the financial reckoning the city faces over its underfunded police and fire pension systems, budget officials acknowledged Thursday. Instead, the Emanuel administration plans to take advantage...
  • Medical pot shops are no big deal

    Medical pot shops are no big deal
    You'd think licensed dispensaries for medical marijuana were all-ages opium dens from the wariness bordering on paranoia with which state and local officials are grudgingly preparing for them to open. A year ago Friday, Gov. Pat Quinn signed into law...
  • At least 24 dead in Taiwan gas explosions

    TAIPEI At least 24 people were killed and 270 injured in multiple gas explosions in the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung, local authorities said Friday. Four firefighters called the scene were among the dead after the blasts late Thursday. A...
  • Should homeowners with septic tanks pay to connect them to sewer lines?

  • Should there be a national tax on soda drinks?

  • Trueworthy Shouldn't Have Fallen For 'Shame Game'?

    How unfortunate for Alderman Michael Trueworthy that he has now become the victim of his own words for having a few belts and speaking his mind to Mayor Erin Stewart [July 29, Page 1, "Council Leader Gives Up Post"]. He will certainly suffer because...
  • Medical pot shops are coming! Take a chill pill, folks.

     
    Friday's print column You’d think licensed dispensaries for medical marijuana were all-ages opium dens from the wariness bordering on paranoia with which state and local officials are grudgingly preparing for them to open. A year ago Friday, Gov....
  • Alderman pushes through watchdog limits week after being probed

    Alderman pushes through watchdog limits week after being probed
    Ald. Patrick O'Connor quickly pushed through an ordinance Wednesday that limits the ability of the City Council's watchdog to investigate aldermen's campaign finances — a week after that investigator received permission to open an ethics probe of O'...
  • City commissioners like no-new-taxes budget for new year

    City commissioners like no-new-taxes budget for new year
    It’s been a while, City Manager Randy Knight noted, since Winter Park raised its property taxes. “The millage rate of 4.0923 is the same millage rate we’ve had now for six years,” Knight told city commissioners during the July 28...
  • Chicago aldermen reduce oversight of their campaign fundraising

    Chicago aldermen reduce oversight of their campaign fundraising
    The City Council today voted to give the job of campaign finance oversight of aldermen to a city agency that doesn’t want it, a move that the council’s watchdog said will be viewed as “a cynical ploy” to avoid scrutiny.  ...
  • Many worthy of moutza, but 1 person provokes it

     Many worthy of moutza, but 1 person provokes it
    The Moutza of the Month for July is at hand! There are many worthies, from Mayor Rahmfather's rip-off red light cameras; pretty boy actor Freddie Prinze Jr.; soccer-hating talk show host Dan Proft; and Stephen A. Smith, ESPN analyst and marriage...