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  • What's A New Municipal Building Doing In Ballpark Bids?

    What's A New Municipal Building Doing In Ballpark Bids?
    Wait a minute. A new municipal building? Where did that come from? That's what some folks were asking this past week after the two bids that the city received for developing a minor league baseball stadium and surrounding land just north of I-84 in...
  • For Broward County Commission: Aronson, Keechl, Furr and Sharief

    For Broward County Commission: Aronson, Keechl, Furr and Sharief
    District 2: Aronson knows her community the most Five candidates with varying backgrounds and experience filed to run for the Broward County Commission District 2 spot in the Aug. 26 Democratic primary. No Republicans have filed to run for this seat, so...
  • Emanuel hounded by crime issue

    Emanuel hounded by crime issue
    Violent crime in Chicago has been on the decline for two decades, yet as Mayor Rahm Emanuel looks to re-election next year, the scourge of shootings and gang murders still defines the conversation in many neighborhoods across the South and West sides....
  • Militarized police cause concerns

    Militarized police cause concerns
    The images last week of standoffs in Ferguson, Mo., look like something out of a war zone, with police officers using Humvees, tear gas and M4 rifles against protests sparked by the shooting of an unarmed teen in the St. Louis suburb. The scenes...
  • Illinois' business tax burden? Not so bad, report says

    Illinois' business tax burden? Not so bad, report says
    Illinois' tax burden ranks lower than about half the country, according to a report released Wednesday.  Illinois was ranked 27th among 50 states and the District of Columbia, for business income that goes toward state and local taxes including property...
  • Des Plaines officials at odds over hearing officer

    Des Plaines officials at odds over hearing officer
    Tension between Des Plaines Mayor Matt Bogusz and some city aldermen is running high while officials continue to debate the employment of administrative hearing officer Chris Cohen. Cohen, a Glencoe-based attorney, former Chicago alderman and hearing...
  • Mayor broke her contract with police, fire employees [Letter]

    Mayor broke her contract with police, fire employees [Letter]
    I was not surprised to read the view of The Sun's editorial board in "End the pension fight" (Aug. 8), but your facts are incorrect. The police and fire unions made a proposal in September of 2009 regarding the fire and police pension plan. While the...
  • Political Landscape: Rohrabacher backs Righeimer for Costa Mesa council

    Political Landscape: Rohrabacher backs Righeimer for Costa Mesa council
    U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Costa Mesa) has endorsed Costa Mesa Mayor Jim Righeimer's bid for reelection to the City Council. "Jim Righeimer has demonstrated that he has the courage needed to stand up to powerful special interests and ask difficult...
  • Voters in Burr Ridge to weigh in on trustees' pay

    Voters in Burr Ridge to weigh in on trustees' pay
    Burr Ridge voters will be asked in November whether the mayor and trustees should continue to be paid for serving. At a village board meeting on Aug. 11, trustees unanimously agreed to hold the advisory referendum. The question will read, "Shall the...
  • Chinese couple abducted, home razed; case points to weak rule of law

    If you don’t know how to make a homemade cannon or master martial arts like Bruce Lee, if you don’t have a foreigner as your spouse or have money to hire a professional guard, you might be out of luck if your home happens to stand in the way...
  • War on drugs not working: New Voices

    On May 12, 1996, Miami police raided the home of Richard Brown on a false tip that the 73-year-old retiree with no criminal record was selling drugs. After busting the door open, police claim that Richards began firing a gun, prompting officers to pump...