RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

Local Government

A collection of news and information related to Local Government published by this site and its partners.

Top Local Government Articles

Displaying items 78-88
  • Daley claims 'medical hardship' to keep from testifying

    Daley claims 'medical hardship' to keep from testifying
    Former Mayor Richard M. Daley's attorneys say it would be a medical hardship for him to testify in the city's lawsuit against operators of the Park Grill restaurant in Millennium Park. His lawyers did not explain in their motion filed Wednesday why...
  • 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...
  • New State Laws Affect Minimum Wage Earners, Nurses, Teachers and Others

    New State Laws Affect Minimum Wage Earners, Nurses, Teachers and Others
    Connecticut's new $19 billion state budget for 2014-15 took effect Tuesday. One impact will be the elimination of the 6.35 percent state sales tax on clothing and footwear costing less than $50, which will go into effect July 1, 2015. The budget plan...
  • 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...
  • Sunrise aims to ban smoking in its parks

    Since last year, Sunrise has been unable to enforce the "no smoking" signs in Sunrise parks. From 2002 to 2013, Sunrise had banned smoking in certain parts of the city's parks. Thanks to a 2012 Florida law, the city hasn't been able to enforce the ban...
  • 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"...
  • Resolution of LAX labor dispute comes on eve of holiday crunch

    Resolution of LAX labor dispute comes on eve of holiday crunch
    L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti announced the resolution of a labor dispute Tuesday involving LAX workers that could have disrupted travel over the Fourth of July weekend.  The three-year contract covers nearly 2,500 workers represented by SEIU United...
  • Thomas D. McKewen, environmental service director

    Thomas D. McKewen, environmental service director
    Thomas D. McKewen, a materials recovery and waste management expert who was the founding director of Maryland Environmental Service, died June 13 of congestive heart failure at his home in Ashburn, Va. The former Towson resident was 86. "I had been...
  • Alderman, activists gather to support residential hotels

    Alderman, activists gather to support residential hotels
    Aldermen and community activists gathered at City Hall Wednesday morning before the City Council meeting to voice support for efforts to maintain housing for very low-income residents. A proposed ordinance introduced Wednesday by the city and aldermen...