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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Rick Perry's lawyers accuse Democrats of pushing a 'red herring'

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s legal team on Thursday stepped up its aggressive strategy to fight two felony charges against him, arguing that Democrats were floating a “red herring” by suggesting that Perry was motivated to veto funding for...
  • Aldermen ban synthetic pot possession

    Aldermen ban synthetic pot possession
    A City Council committee on Wednesday took steps to close a loophole in the Chicago ordinance banning the sale of synthetic marijuana and stimulants. The amendment endorsed by the council License and Consumer Protection Committee would ban the...
  • Mayor wants Chicago to shelter young immigrants

     Mayor wants Chicago to shelter young immigrants
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration is set to aggressively expand the amount of shelter available to children apprehended at the southern U.S. border, with plans to house as many as 1,000 additional young immigrants in Chicago by the end of this year....
  • City to review 9,000 questionable red light tickets

    City to review 9,000 questionable red light tickets
    Facing intense criticism for its oversight of the city’s red light camera program, Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration on Wednesday said that at least 9,000 drivers will get a chance at a refund of $100 fines issued during suspicious ticket...
  • 11 Broward School Board candidates compete

    11 Broward School Board candidates compete
    Eleven candidates are vying for five seats on the Broward School Board this year, as the district pushes for an $800 million bond to repair or replace aging buildings. The five incumbents seeking re-election have drawn challenges from district...