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  • Corbett talks pensions in Lower Macungie, fundraises with Gov. Jindal in North Whitehall

    Gov. Tom Corbett couldn't persuade the state Legislature to support pension reform. So now he's trying to persuade you and your neighbors to do it for him. At his latest stop on a statewide tour, Corbett spoke at the Lower Macungie Township Community...
  • State, city working toward shelter for immigrant children

    State, city working toward shelter for immigrant children
    State and local officials are working with federal authorities to identify a shelter in Maryland for Central American children crossing the U.S. border after at least four potential sites fell through, including one that was opposed by Gov. Martin O'...
  • $886,000 is all that will be paid out of $1-million Dorner reward

    $886,000 is all that will be paid out of $1-million Dorner reward
    Only about 89% of the $1-million reward offered during the search for former Los Angeles Police Officer Christopher Dorner has been distributed — and nothing more will be given, a Los Angeles city official said Wednesday. Vicki Curry,...
  • Romeoville revises policy for defibrillators at businesses

    Romeoville revises policy for defibrillators at businesses
    Romeoville businesses and facilities that employ or serve more than 50 people at a given time must possess an automated external defibrillator (AED) machine on the premises. In 2008, the village board passed an ordinance requiring some facilities to...
  • Key evacuation strategy for Hampton Roads to be evaluated

    Key evacuation strategy for Hampton Roads to be evaluated
    One of the key elements of the state's Hampton Roads hurricane evacuation plan — the ability to convert interstates and roadways into one-way corridors — is under review. The lane-reversal plan, which was developed 11 years ago after...
  • Bruce Rauner: Phase out income tax hike, widen sales tax

    Bruce Rauner: Phase out income tax hike, widen sales tax
    Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner issued his most expansive plan yet to deal with Illinois' finances, proposing Thursday to phase out the state's 2011 income tax hike, broaden the state sales tax to include some services and freeze local property...
  • County COIN proposal hits roadblock

    A proposed county ordinance aimed at increasing transparency in traditionally closed labor negotiations hit a stumbling block this week when supervisors opted not to finalize its passage. After voting last month to approve a first reading of...
  • Upper Macungie hires first township manager

    Upper Macungie hires first township manager
    While serving as manager of Montgomery Township in Montgomery County for 20 years, Daniel P. Olpere saw the community's population quadruple. His experience in overseeing that growth was part of the reason Upper Macungie supervisors hired him as the...
  • Drought shaming: Not a good way to promote water conservation

    There’s something about a crisis that brings people together. Unless it’s California and it’s a drought, in which case neighbors start to turn on each other. There’s a boom in drought shaming, with people posting pictures of...
  • Park Ridge must redo tax referendum

    Park Ridge must redo tax referendum
    Park Ridge aldermen must re-approve the recently OK'd referendum question asking residents whether to pay more property tax to the Park Ridge Public Library for four years, thanks to the city's newly revealed property value plummet. On June 16, aldermen...
  • Park Grill: Daley raised health issue, should disclose details

    Park Grill: Daley raised health issue, should disclose details
    Attorneys for a popular Millennium Park restaurant filed a motion Friday stating their case for making former Mayor Richard M. Daley disclose in open court the medical reasons that his lawyers say should prevent him from testifying in the city’s...