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  • Lake commissioners Sean Parks, Tim Sullivan complete certification programs

    Lake commissioners Sean Parks, Tim Sullivan complete certification programs
    TAVARES — Lake County commissioners Sean Parks and Tim Sullivan have completed Florida Association of Counties programs to bolster their knowledge of county government roles and responsibilities. Parks earned Advanced County Commissioner...
  • Construction to curb street flooding to begin soon

    Construction to curb street flooding to begin soon
    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...
  • Stewart asks Jacobs to back gay marriage, mayor stays mum

    Stewart asks Jacobs to back gay marriage, mayor stays mum
    State Rep. Linda Stewart, D-Orlando, has asked Republican Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs to support the legal fight to overturn Florida's ban on gay marriage. Orlando elected leaders, led by Democratic Mayor Buddy Dyer, recently voted 5-2 to file a...
  • Hampton Roads Transportation Accountability Commission takes first official votes on Wednesday

    If the first meeting of the Hampton Roads Transportation Accountability Commission is any indication, voting will not be a quick process. The commission needed nine rounds of votes to choose a chair, and five to elect a vice chair at its first meeting...
  • How the pols who caused this crisis can save Illinois from ruin

    How the pols who caused this crisis can save Illinois from ruin
    "(W)e have concluded that the provision was aimed at protecting the right to receive the promised retirement benefits, not the adequacy of the funding to pay for them." — Illinois Supreme Court, ruling that the Illinois Constitution says even a...
  • Madigan's Metra influence detailed in report

      Madigan's Metra influence detailed in report
    A secret report put together by the legislature's watchdog in the wake of last summer's Metra scandal offers new insight into how Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan navigates the intersection of public business and ward-style patronage through his...
  • Broward tow law still failing consumers, officials say

    Broward's new tow law isn't tough enough to protect consumers from abuse, county officials say. In the two years since the county cracked down on tow operators, tow truck drivers have continued to yank cars they weren't supposed to take, refuse to...
  • As I've been saying, what part of 'shall not be diminished or impaired' don't our lawmakers understand?

     
    Breaking news: The Illinois Supreme Court ruled today that subsidized health care premiums for retired state employees are protected under the Illinois Constitution, signaling potential trouble for an overhaul of pension benefits that’s also being...
  • Dysfunction in Dania Beach reaches critical condition

    Usually I'm proud to call quaint Dania Beach my home. I love the new chocolate crack (I mean crackle) ice cream at Jaxson's, the complimentary pastries at Grampa's, the lobster special at the spiffy new Quarterdeck on the pier. But when it comes to the...
  • State moves to improve safety in transporting oil by rail

    State moves to improve safety in transporting oil by rail
    A year after rail tanker cars carrying crude oil in Canada exploded and killed 47 people, California is stepping up efforts to prevent a similar disaster on tracks crisscrossing the state. In recent weeks, the state began pumping more money into a new...
  • Apopka mayor's shake-up worries some city leaders

    Apopka mayor's shake-up worries some city leaders
    Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer jolted Orange County's second-largest city last week, forcing out Apopka's longtime legal adviser, Frank Kruppenbacher, and hiring a consultant to scrutinize the city's operations. Some see the mayor's executive decision to...