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  • Cove Point zoning exemption overturned

    Cove Point zoning exemption overturned
    A Calvert County circuit judge has overturned the Southern Maryland county's decision to exempt the proposed Cove Point liquefied natural gas export facility from local zoning regulations. It's not clear, however, whether the decision affects plans for...
  • Political Landscape: Leece, Snowden, Dixon back Foley for council

    This post has been corrected, as noted below. Costa Mesa City Council candidate Katrina Foley recently announced a slate of endorsements from public officials past and present. The former councilwoman, and current school board trustee, earned backing...
  • Back from NYC, Emanuel to talk health care tech, summer camp signups

    Back from NYC, Emanuel to talk health care tech, summer camp signups
    A day after traveling to New York to talk about a minimum wage increase, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is back in Chicago to announce the next step in an initiative to promote the growth of  local healthcare companies and tout an increase in the number of kids...
  • Menards battle over, neighbors begin working with village

     Menards battle over, neighbors begin working with village
    The battle to prevent a Menards store from coming to Vernon Hills has ended and formerly combative residents now have moved to working with the village to deal with issues related to having a "big box" neighbor. Plans call for a 223,775-square-foot...
  • Six Californias? GOP probably wouldn't be helped by bust-up, study finds

    Six Californias? GOP probably wouldn't be helped by bust-up, study finds
    As long as there have been state capitals, there have been people outside those capitals lamenting that lawmakers -- in Sacramento, Denver, Des Moines, Atlanta, fill-in-the-blank -- are too far removed and too far detached from the people and interests...
  • Emotions spill over at Lincolnwood meeting about Palestinian flag

    Emotions spill over at Lincolnwood meeting about Palestinian flag
    A Monday night meeting over a Palestinian flag in north suburban Lincolnwood was intense but civil much of the way before emotions spilled over among some in attendance, with one man leaving after being chastised by the mayor. The flag that was the...
  • Land acquisitions to begin for Deerfield Road sidewalk project

    Land acquisitions to begin for Deerfield Road sidewalk project
    Deerfield soon will begin acquiring private land from homeowners to allow for sidewalk improvements on the south side of Deerfield road, village officials said recently. It's hoped that new sidewalk will improve pedestrian safety by providing a parkway...
  • LAPD misclassified nearly 1,200 violent crimes as minor offenses

    LAPD misclassified nearly 1,200 violent crimes as minor offenses
    Once police had Nathan Hunter in handcuffs, they tended to his wife. She was covered in blood. She told the officers Hunter flew into a rage that night in February 2013 because she hadn't bought him a Valentine's Day gift. He beat and choked her...
  • Two Brazilian firms bidding to buy Chiquita

    Shares of Chiquita Brands International surged on Monday after two Brazilian companies offered to buy the Charlotte, N.C.-based fruit giant and break up a planned merger with an Irish firm. Sao Paulo, Brazil-based investment firm Safra and Araraquara,...
  • Hampton's urban farmers receiving tax breaks

    Hampton's urban farmers receiving tax breaks
    On a sunny June morning, the cattle at Willow Oak Farm nearly broke into a gallop as breakfast arrived on a flatbed wagon. Roughly two dozen cows nosed for position around Thomas "Tommy" Thompson as he spread bales of hay from the wagon onto 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...