| Jul 3, 2014
| 12:37 PM
Construction will start next week on two new detention basins designed to keep streets from flooding in the Catalina and Golfview subdivisions, Orland Park officials said.
The basins, which will collect and store storm water runoff, are part of...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 2:58 PM
Homer Glen's village board recently tabled making a decision on whether the village will contribute $15,000 to help pay for keeping a police officer at Lockport Township High School.
"Fifteen thousand dollars to save a life, it's pennies," Trustee...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 6:27 PM
After a series of setbacks, abortion rights advocates claimed a small victory Tuesday after a federal appeals court blocked a law that would have closed the last remaining abortion clinic in Mississippi.
The law required that all physicians associated...
| Aug 2, 2014
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...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 9:06 AM
The national view of Chicago Democratic politicians is that they're messianic reformers like the young Moses we sent to Washington, or they're colorful yet environmentally green rogues with short shanks and hot tempers.
Unfortunately, what came out of...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 1:15 PM
Plainfield village trustees and the plan commissioners are looking for ways to work together more efficiently.
Several plan commissioners told trustees at a joint meeting July 28 that it can be frustrating for them when the village board rejects...
| Jul 31, 2014
The Moutza of the Month for July is at hand!
There are many worthies, from Mayor Rahmfather's rip-off red light cameras; pretty boy actor Freddie Prinze Jr.; soccer-hating talk show host Dan Proft; and Stephen A. Smith, ESPN analyst and marriage...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 10:05 PM
I spoke to Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis after she landed in Hawaii on Tuesday afternoon, just after Rahm Emanuel became the happiest mayor in Chicago.
The news that made the Rahmfather smile? Not Lewis being thousands of miles away in...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 12:05 AM
Behind the outfield fence, someone flew a huge white kite during the top of the first inning of the Mayor's Cup. The kite became a distraction for the first couple of hitters.
When the third hitter stepped into the batter's box, the home plate umpire...
| Jul 10, 2014
When the shrieks of politicians become unbearable — think cats gnawing upon the heads of gentle woodland creatures — I can still show you refuge.
A place where fellow Chicagoans and even gullible tourists from exotic lands like Canada can...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 2:37 PM
Within hours of the Supreme Court's decision last week that closely-held corporations could deny coverage for contraceptives through their employees' health insurance policies if doing so violated the owners' religious convictions, Gov. Martin O'Malley...