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  • 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...
  • Parents of Asiana crash victim file wrongful-death lawsuit

    The parents of a 16-year-old girl killed by an emergency vehicle responding to the Asiana Airlines crash in San Francisco last year have filed a lawsuit against city and county officials, saying her death was "tragic and avoidable." In the wrongful-...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Brown, Hogan make pitches to county officials

    Brown, Hogan make pitches to county officials
    — Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Hogan promised government officials from across the state Saturday that he would usher in a "new era of state and county cooperation," while Democratic rival Anthony G. Brown vigorously defended Maryland'...
  • San Pedro project illustrates a cause of limited housing affordability

    San Pedro project illustrates a cause of limited housing affordability
    At a groundbreaking ceremony in May, neighborhood activists and local government officials celebrated Ponte Vista, a development of 676 homes in San Pedro. A white-robed Roman Catholic priest thanked God for the "gift of Ponte Vista," a welcome addition...
  • City Hall looking for team to manage Riverwalk

    City Hall looking for team to manage Riverwalk
    City Hall is looking for a team to add more than 100,000 square feet of retail space along the city’s Riverwalk and generate enough money to help pay off the $99 million federal loan being used to extend the scenic walkway along the Chicago River....
  • An untimely decision

    Decisions made at local city halls in Hampton Roads have a more direct and profound effect on citizens' lives than those made in Richmond or Washington. It is at meetings of city councils and boards of supervisors where communities come together to...
  • 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...