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  • 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...
  • 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'...
  • Deadline coming up for nominations to Lake County Women's Hall of Fame

    The deadline for the public to nominate outstanding Lake County women to be considered for induction into the Lake County Women’s Hall of Fame is Friday, Aug. 15. Nominees must have made significant contributions to the improvement of life for...
  • 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...
  • Chicago aldermen cast a brazen vote for self-protection

    Chicago aldermen cast a brazen vote for self-protection
    Just how dumb does the Chicago City Council believe its constituents to be? Really, really dumb. Aldermen on Wednesday approved an ordinance that weakens their own inspector general. They hope Chicago voters will believe the baloney that the City...
  • East Haven Employee Files Sexual Harassment Complaint Against Mayor

    East Haven Employee Files Sexual Harassment Complaint Against Mayor
    EAST HAVEN — A town employee has filed a complaint saying Mayor Joe Maturo has subjected her to sexual harassment. The complaint was filed earlier this month by Francine Carbone, an assistant to the director of housing and urban renewal and an...
  • Congress can, and should, sort out the Internet's tax structure

    At the dawn of the broadband era, Congress recognized that the Internet was becoming so fundamental to communications and the economy that it barred states from taxing the services that enabled people to log on. But some anti-tax groups and online...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • At least 26 dead in Taiwan gas explosions

    TAIPEI, Taiwan At least 26 people were killed and some 270 injured in several explosions caused by gas leaks in the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung, local authorities said Friday. Four firefighters were among the dead. They had been called to the...
  • Commentary: I am committed to stopping 405 toll lanes

    What will voters decide when it comes to the impending decisions about taxing and tolling today's totally tapped-out drivers? The California Department of Transportation, under the administration of Gov. Jerry Brown, continues to pressure local...