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  • L.A., rightly, says 'no' to Washington on immigrant detainees

    L.A., rightly, says 'no' to Washington on immigrant detainees
    Citing a recent federal court ruling in Oregon that the practice infringes on constitutional protections, Mayor Eric Garcetti on Monday announced that the city of Los Angeles will no longer honor federal "detainer letter" requests to hold people suspected...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Daley Dog a tough swallow at Taste

     Daley Dog a tough swallow at Taste
    When the shrieks of politicians become unbearable — think cats gnawing upon the heads of gentle woodland creatures — I can still show you refuge. A place where fellow Chicagoans and even gullible tourists from exotic lands like Canada can...
  • Interim sheriff, L.A. County officials spar over watchdog's access

    Interim sheriff, L.A. County officials spar over watchdog's access
    Los Angeles County officials are at odds over how much access and under what conditions the Sheriff's Department's newly appointed watchdog will have to confidential information on deputy-involved shootings and other department issues. The county's...
  • Piano teacher Amanda Holt named to Lehigh County Board of Commissioners

    An Upper Macungie Township piano teacher whose court challenge forced the state Legislature to redo legislative district maps was chosen by the Lehigh County commissioners to fill the vacant seat left by the resignation of Scott Ott. Amanda Holt, 31,...
  • East Hartford Mayor Donates To Regional Animal Shelter

    SOUTH WINDSOR — The Tyler Regional Animal Care Shelter, a municipal shelter that serves South Windsor, Manchester and East Hartford, received a $5,000 donation Wednesday from money raised at the annual Mayor's Charity Ball in East Hartford. Mayor...
  • Bolingbrook reduces bail bond fee

    Bolingbrook reduces bail bond fee
    Those paying bail bonds in Bolingbrook will get a break on the administrative fees they have pay after a vote by the Bolingbrook Village Board Tuesday night. With a unanimous vote, the board approved changing this fee from $50 to $20 to comply with a...
  • Madigan's Metra influence detailed in report

      Madigan's Metra influence detailed in report
    A secret report put together by the legislature's watchdog in the wake of last summer's Metra scandal offers new insight into how Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan navigates the intersection of public business and ward-style patronage through his...
  • Newington Community Center Plan Debated Again

    NEWINGTON — Plans for a new community center in Mill Pond Park continued to stoke controversy at Tuesday's town council meeting, with Democrats defending the proposal and some residents reiterating their objections. The new, standalone center is...