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  • Orlando Science Center launches ambitious fundraising campaign

    Orlando Science Center launches ambitious fundraising campaign
    The Orlando Science Center is launching a campaign to raise as much as $35 million to expand science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM programs, throughout the community and inside own facility. The public-private outreach includes asking local...
  • Former CEO of CalPERS pleads guilty to fraud, corruption charge

    A former chief executive of the country's biggest public pension fund admitted that he took more than $250,000 in bribes and other valuable gifts from a friend and co-defendant in an influence-peddling scandal that rocked the pension investment world five...
  • 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...
  • Homer Glen considers whether to chip in for high school police officer

    Homer Glen considers whether to chip in for high school police officer
    Homer Glen's village board recently tabled making a decision on whether the village will contribute $15,000 to help pay for keeping a police officer at Lockport Township High School. "Fifteen thousand dollars to save a life, it's pennies," Trustee...
  • Investment collapse is ancient history these days

    Investment collapse is ancient history these days
    TALLAHASSEE – Here's a rare bit of good news brought to you by your state government: remember nearly seven years ago when credit markets crashed, and Florida's investment fund for local governments nearly went belly-up? Well, stay calm and read...
  • Mayor Bradley shares his goals for the future at Coffeetalk

    Mayor Bradley shares his goals for the future at Coffeetalk
    Mayor Kenneth Bradley said he has decided to support a movement to rename Fleet Peeples Park after several women came forward to say they had been molested by the former swimming instructor, the man that the park was named after. Bradley said he...
  • Rail's plan means traffic changes ahead

    Rail's plan means traffic changes ahead
    Drivers will feel the impact of All Aboard Florida's new passenger service long before the first trains roll down the tracks in late 2016. In the coming weeks and months, construction will begin on the project's first phase from Miami to West Palm...
  • Miami Dolphins - TeamReport

    NFL Team Report - Miami Dolphins - INSIDE SLANT Still plenty of drama in Dolphins training camp Even as the Miami Dolphins prepare to begin training camp practice July without two key players -- center Mike Pouncey and running back Knowshon Moreno --...
  • Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra testifies in Alarcon voter fraud trial

    Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra testifies in Alarcon voter fraud trial
    In the perjury and voter fraud trial of former Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcon, state Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra (D-Pacoima) testified for the prosecution Tuesday that he knew of plans to turn Alarcon's Panorama City home into a condominium...
  • Greuel testifies Alarcon asked her to move council district boundary

    Greuel testifies Alarcon asked her to move council district boundary
    In the perjury trial of former Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcon, former colleague Wendy Greuel testified Tuesday that Alarcon once asked to move his Sun Valley home from her district into his.  Alarcon and his wife have been accused of...
  • 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....