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  • Oak Park to guarantee Volvo loan

    Oak Park to guarantee Volvo loan
    The village of Oak Park will guarantee a loan of up to $550,000 to a Volvo dealership over the next several years in a deal that uses economic development funds in a new way. The dealership, near Garfield Street and Harlem Avenue in the Harlem...
  • Congress can, and should, sort out the Internet's tax structure

    At the dawn of the broadband era, Congress recognized that the Internet was becoming so fundamental to communications and the economy that it barred states from taxing the services that enabled people to log on. But some anti-tax groups and online...
  • Chicago aldermen cast a brazen vote for self-protection

    Chicago aldermen cast a brazen vote for self-protection
    Just how dumb does the Chicago City Council believe its constituents to be? Really, really dumb. Aldermen on Wednesday approved an ordinance that weakens their own inspector general. They hope Chicago voters will believe the baloney that the City...
  • At least 26 dead in Taiwan gas explosions

    TAIPEI, Taiwan At least 26 people were killed and some 270 injured in several explosions caused by gas leaks in the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung, local authorities said Friday. Four firefighters were among the dead. They had been called to the...
  • Disruptive democracy in Towson [Editorial]

    Disruptive democracy in Towson  [Editorial]
    We take the Baltimore County Police Department at its word that its officers were just trying to give some helpful tips to a pair of Dundalk activists about the rules of decorum at County Council work sessions and not trying to intimidate them into...
  • Baltimore's parking economics [Editorial]

    Baltimore's parking economics  [Editorial]
    Chicago's 2008 privatization of its municipal parking assets is widely considered to be a colossal boondoggle. Los Angeles considered selling off a few of its parking garages earlier this decade but scrapped the idea after it became clear that the deal...
  • Judge: Daley won't have to testify due to health

    Judge: Daley won't have to testify due to health
    Richard M. Daley won't have to take the witness stand in the case over the city's controversial contract with a clout-heavy group of investors to run a Millennium Park restaurant after attorneys for the Park Grill agreed it would be a “medical...
  • McKinney Stumps At Greenwich Senior Center

    McKinney Stumps At Greenwich Senior Center
    GREENWICH — Senate Republican leader John McKinney had no idea that Thursday would be among the worst traffic days in Greenwich in recent years. Traffic is often bad in lower Fairfield County, but a tragic accident that killed a Connecticut Army...
  • East Haven Employee Files Sexual Harassment Complaint Against Mayor

    East Haven Employee Files Sexual Harassment Complaint Against Mayor
    EAST HAVEN — A town employee has filed a complaint saying Mayor Joe Maturo has subjected her to sexual harassment. The complaint was filed earlier this month by Francine Carbone, an assistant to the director of housing and urban renewal and an...
  • Plan To Eliminate Middletown City Treasurer Sparks Debate

    MIDDLETOWN — A proposal by the charter revision commission to eliminate the elected city treasurer post has initiated a debate over the merits of the position. At a public hearing Monday on the charter commission's proposal, Bishop William...
  • Chicago's day of reckoning over pensions delayed

    Chicago's day of reckoning over pensions delayed
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel and aldermen won't grapple this fall with the financial reckoning the city faces over its underfunded police and fire pension systems, budget officials acknowledged Thursday. Instead, the Emanuel administration plans to take advantage...