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  • Charlie Crist goes for trifecta in Broward money raising

    Charlie Crist goes for trifecta in Broward money raising
    Charlie Crist is going for the trifecta of campaign fundraising Tuesday evening, with fundraisers hosted by three Broward mayors. First up, an event at the home of Hallandale Beach Mayor Joy Cooper. Next is Hollywood Mayor Peter Bober. He ends the...
  • 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 moves toward domestic partner benefits

    Will Boynton Beach offer its employees with domestic partners the same benefits offered to employees whose marriages are recognized by the state? That is the issue that came before the City Commission Aug. 5. At the request of the Palm Beach County...
  • Abrams: Thumbs up for county recovery

    We're back! That was County Commissioner Steven Abrams' overall assessment of how the Palm Beach County has recovered from the Recession. "The major issue continues to be restoring economic prosperity to Palm Beach County," said Abrams, whose District 4...
  • Apartments approved for nursery land west of Delray

    A plant nursery surrounded by neighborhoods can turn into 346 apartments west of Delray Beach, Palm Beach County commissioners decided Thursday. Redesigning plans to move three-story apartment buildings farther away from neighboring houses and beefing up...
  • Palm Beach County lessens sex offender residency restrictions

    Palm Beach County lessens sex offender residency restrictions
    The threat of a court fight prompted Palm Beach County Tuesday to ease restrictions on where convicted sexual offenders can live. The county had been prohibiting sexual offenders from living within 2,500 feet of schools, school bus stops, day care...
  • Mayor wants Chicago to shelter young immigrants

     Mayor wants Chicago to shelter young immigrants
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration is set to aggressively expand the amount of shelter available to children apprehended at the southern U.S. border, with plans to house as many as 1,000 additional young immigrants in Chicago by the end of this year....
  • 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...
  • Palm Beach County holds the line again on property tax rates

    Palm Beach County holds the line again on property tax rates
    Palm Beach County's property tax rate won't increase, but most tax bills will cost more anyway under a preliminary budget plan county commissioners approved Tuesday. Commissioners for the fourth year in a row held the line on the tax rate, agreeing to...
  • Palm Beach County rejects western industrial push

    Industrial development shouldn't spread west of Palm Beach County's current dividing line between suburbia and sugarcane country, county commissioners decided Wednesday. The Palm Beach Aggregates rock mining company proposed changing county rules 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...