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  • Mad about Madrid: A 24-hour guide to Spain's capital in a land of fiestas and siestas

    Mad about Madrid: A 24-hour guide to Spain's capital in a land of fiestas and siestas
    The clink of a cafe con leche against a china saucer, the clatter of horse hooves on cobblestones, the laughter of tartan-clad children sent to retrieve a baguette from the ambulant baker: These are the telltale sounds of Madrid rising to greet another...
  • Illinois' business tax burden? Not so bad, report says

    Illinois' business tax burden? Not so bad, report says
    Illinois' tax burden ranks lower than about half the country, according to a report released Wednesday.  Illinois was ranked 27th among 50 states and the District of Columbia, for business income that goes toward state and local taxes including property...
  • In Chicago, an anybody-but-Rahm drumbeat begins

     In Chicago, an anybody-but-Rahm drumbeat begins
    An anybody-but-Rahm movement is growing in Chicago, making big trouble for Mayor Rahm Emanuel. A new Tribune poll shows his approval rating has dropped like a stone, and now stands at an anemic 35 percent. Chicago Teachers Union President Karen...
  • Man again files term limit petition in Arlington Heights

    Man again files term limit petition in Arlington Heights
    Term limits may again be headed to the ballot for Arlington Heights voters to weigh in on in the next election. Bill Gnech, a resident and outspoken critic of the village government, has filed another petition to limit the village president and trustees...
  • Apopka on path to allow Sunday liquor sales

    Apopka on path to allow Sunday liquor sales
    Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer on Wednesday introduced an ordinance that would relax the strictest ban on Sunday liquor sales in Central Florida. Orange County's second-largest city is the only community in Central Florida that forbids the sale of beer,...
  • Power plant proposal divides Oakwood Hills

     Power plant proposal divides Oakwood Hills
    The village of Oakwood Hills hides on the edges of suburbia, away from major roads and huddled around tiny Silver Lake, an enclave of about 2,000 people. There are no sidewalks, stores, churches or factories — just houses, some of them vacation...
  • Car-audio manufacturer VOXX may expand in Orlando

    Car-audio manufacturer VOXX may expand in Orlando
    Car-audio systems manufacturer VOXX International Corp. is considering a $17 million expansion of its presence in Orlando with the potential of nearly $1.4 million in state and local incentives, Orange County officials said Tuesday. The maker of...
  • Orange amendments would restrict citizens' ability to change charter

    Orange amendments would restrict citizens' ability to change charter
    When Orange County voters go to the polls in November, they'll be deciding some key issues that could significantly change the way county elections are held, and also restrict citizens from making their own changes to the county's government charter. One...
  • Sicilian Transplants Help Give Middletown Its Unique Identity

    Sicilian Transplants Help Give Middletown Its Unique Identity
    Thousands of Middletown residents have come from the Sicilian town of Melilli since the late 1800s, forming a close community of Italian Americans that gives the city a unique identity. While many Connecticut towns have a distinct European heritage, it'...
  • Years after Fort Ritchie opened for redevelopment, base remains shuttered

    Years after Fort Ritchie opened for redevelopment, base remains shuttered
    The redevelopment of a former Army post in the Blue Ridge Mountains might not appear to have much in common with the renovation of the historic Hippodrome Theatre on Baltimore's west side. Spanning roughly 600 acres in Western Maryland's Washington...
  • Deadline coming up for nominations to Lake County Women's Hall of Fame

    The deadline for the public to nominate outstanding Lake County women to be considered for induction into the Lake County Women’s Hall of Fame is Friday, Aug. 15. Nominees must have made significant contributions to the improvement of life for...