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  • 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...
  • Should Orange voters keep a half-penny sales-tax to build schools?

  • China July property investment slows, sales drop sharply

    BEIJING (Reuters) - China's property market showed further signs of weakening in July, with real estate investment slowing and sales falling sharply despite efforts by many local governments to shore up the troubled sector. Combined with July activity...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Tinley Park mayor to rule on opponent's term limits initiative

    Tinley Park mayor to rule on opponent's term limits initiative
    Tinley Park's electoral board will hear an objection against a proposed referendum for binding term limits spearheaded by a vocal local critic. Under the term limits referendum proposed by Tinley Park attorney Steve Eberhardt, village officials would be...
  • Musikfest's founder takes a bow

    Musikfest founder Jeff Parks has a confession: He doesn't like crowds. But Parks, who has helped draw millions of people to Bethlehem, wore a big smile last week as he weaved his way through crowds at the annual free music festival. Making his way...
  • Chicago Tribune poll: Support for Mayor Rahm Emanuel falling fast in Chicago

    Chicago Tribune poll: Support for Mayor Rahm Emanuel falling fast in Chicago
    Chicago voters have grown sharply dissatisfied with Mayor Rahm Emanuel's job performance and have signaled a willingness to support his most prominent potential challenger, a new Chicago Tribune poll has found. Facing concerns over crime, education...
  • Eric Garcetti, Other Mayors to Lobby Sacramento to Expand Film Tax Credit

    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and other California civic leaders will lobby Sacramento on Wednesday to push for extension and expansion of the state's tax incentive program for movies and TV shows. Garcetti's schedule includes a meeting with...