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  • 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...
  • It's in Virginia's budget: $172.4 million for aid to police

    Editor's note: This is part of an everyday series exploring individual line items in state and local budgets. Read the entire series at www.dailypress.com/watchdog. The deal turns 35 this year: In 1979, Virginia told cities they could no longer annex...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Demand may determine if pipeline gets green light

    Demand may determine if pipeline gets green light
    On March 28 there was a knock on the door of Malinda Clatterbuck's rural Lancaster County home. Standing on her front stoop was a pipeline company contractor who calmly told her he needed to walk her wooded 8-acre property to survey it for what she...
  • Homer Glen debates when to take over Woodbine Golf Course

    Homer Glen debates when to take over Woodbine Golf Course
    Homer Glen's village board is expected to make a decision this month on whether to fully take over the Woodbine Golf Course property this winter as planned or renew an agreement with the former owner to maintain the golf course another year. "We need to...
  • Labor Secretary Perez on how to produce better-paying jobs

    At the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce this week, U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez kicked off a cross-country, pre-Labor Day tour to champion higher minimum wages, higher-wage jobs and other causes in talks with employers, workers and local leaders....
  • 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...