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  • 2 ex-Baldwin Park employees accuse council members of retaliation

    Two former Baldwin Park city employees are claiming they were fired in retaliation for opposing unethical behavior by city council members. In an 11-page claim filed June 2 with the city clerk's office, Vijay Singhal, the city's former chief executive...
  • Chicago alderman tries again to regulate BYOB

    Chicago alderman tries again to regulate BYOB
    A West Side alderman is taking another stab at cracking down on Chicago businesses that allow patrons to carry in their own booze, but her latest plan would not affect the hundreds of BYOB restaurants in the city. Ald. Deborah Graham began trying to...
  • Parking meter firm's take from city rises

     Parking meter firm's take from city rises
    City Hall paid $6.5 million during the past year to the company that's leasing Chicago's parking meters — about $500,000 more than Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration predicted when it renegotiated the deal. Although there was a higher tab to...
  • Made in America producers offer $850,000 for L.A. festival costs

    Made in America producers offer $850,000 for L.A. festival costs
    Live Nation, producer of Made in America, a two-day music festival slated to take place Aug. 30-31 at Grand Park in downtown Los Angeles, is offering to pay $850,000 to cover city and county costs related to the event. The concert promoter and hip-hop...
  • Appeals court upholds Beavers' conviction

    Appeals court upholds Beavers' conviction
    A federal appeals court today upheld the conviction of former Cook County Commissioner William Beavers a month after he was released from prison after serving a six-month sentence on tax fraud charges. Beavers, 79, was convicted by a federal jury last...
  • Privatization of emergency first responders is dangerous

    The Tribune’s defense of suburban North Riverside’s bid to abolish its fire department in favor of a private, profit-incentive service steps way beyond the boundary of sensibility. Worse, your June 26 editorial advocates government malfeasance...
  • Boynton wants to be ready for medical marijuana

    With medical marijuana possibly becoming a reality in South Florida, Boynton Beach city officials want to be ahead of the curve. At the city's past regular meeting, the commission asked the city manager to research what impact this "green industry"...
  • New Britain Hosts 21st Annual 'Great American Boom'

    NEW BRITAIN — Buoyed by big contributions from community organizations and philanthropists, the annual Great American Boom festival and fireworks show will take place July 5. The financially ailing city once again has scaled back the schedule of...
  • Is Fort Lauderdale diving into trouble?

    Fort Lauderdale is getting closer to starting construction on its planned $32.4 million aquatic center to replace the current one at the International Swimming Hall of Fame.  Some critics fear it’s just one big “I told you so” waiting to...
  • 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...