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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Spat over grass looms tall

     Spat over grass looms tall
    It's no happy median that greets Frankfort officials as they drive east of town on U.S. Route 30. The neatly-trimmed strips of lawn inside the village give way to unkempt grass standing about a foot tall on the patches that divide the highway east of...
  • Palm Beach County Commission primary features former mayor and first-time candidate

    Palm Beach County Commission primary features former mayor and first-time candidate
    A first-time candidate promising change and a former mayor touting experience face off in the Democratic primary for the Palm Beach County Commission District 6 seat. The two Democrats, Melissa McKinlay and Kathy Foster, are among four candidates...
  • Pizzeria owner, 75, says he'll still work after $6.5 million settlement

    Pizzeria owner, 75, says he'll still work after $6.5 million settlement
    Following the settlement of an unusual lawsuit against Mount Prospect, a 75-year-old pizzeria owner said he looks forward to continuing to run his restaurant into the foreseeable future. Mount Prospect’s village board agreed this week to a $6.5...
  • Plainfield planners, village trustees aim for better cooperation

    Plainfield planners, village trustees aim for better cooperation
    Plainfield village trustees and the plan commissioners are looking for ways to work together more efficiently. Several plan commissioners told trustees at a joint meeting July 28 that it can be frustrating for them when the village board rejects...
  • Plainfield OK's potential sites for marijuana businesses

    Plainfield OK's potential sites for marijuana businesses
    Plainfield trustees on Monday approved a zoning amendment that would allow for the cultivation and dispensing of marijuana in certain industrial and business zoning districts. The ordinance allows for cannabis dispensaries and cultivation centers to...
  • Bridgeport Open To Taking In Immigrant Kids

    Washington – The City of Bridgeport is exploring whether it has the facilities that would meet federal requirements to host some of the Central American migrant children who are in overcrowded federal holding centers along the borders, said a city...
  • PB School Board race has 3 incumbents, 8 new candidates

    Palm Beach County will have at least one new School Board member, and possibly up to four, before the year ends. Three incumbents are being challenged in their re-election bids, while a fourth, Jennifer Prior Brown, is stepping down, leaving an open seat...