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  • 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...
  • Saving Illinois: How the pols who caused this crisis can save Illinois from ruin

    Saving Illinois: How the pols who caused this crisis can save Illinois from ruin
    "(W)e have concluded that the provision was aimed at protecting the right to receive the promised retirement benefits, not the adequacy of the funding to pay for them." — Illinois Supreme Court, ruling that the Illinois Constitution says even a...
  • $13 million: Department of Elections

    Editor's note: This is part of an everyday series exploring individual line items in state and local budgets. Read the entire series at www.dailypress.com/watchdog. The state and federal governments are slated to spend nearly $13 million this year on...
  • 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...
  • Council sends charter proposal to voters

    Costa Mesa will once again debate, analyze and vote on a proposed city charter. The City Council split 3-2 Wednesday on approving the document for the November general election. Councilwomen Sandy Genis and Wendy Leece dissented. The charter sets...
  • 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 Westmont dealership to offer used, luxury vehicles

    New Westmont dealership to offer used, luxury vehicles
    A dealership that sells luxury pre-owned vehicles and motorcycles will be coming to Westmont. At a village board meeting on June 26, trustees approved a variance and special use permit to allow Ultimo Motorsports to operate at the former Chevrolet...
  • Police agencies no longer need to report race, SWAT deployments

    Police agencies no longer need to report race, SWAT deployments
    Law enforcement agencies across Maryland are no longer required to collect and report the race of drivers in traffic stops to the state because legislators didn't notice a 3-year-old law expiring. Police, sheriff's departments and other similar agencies...
  • Humor column: Urban living isn't what it's jacked up to be

    I thought I would like to put a store underneath my house. This is, as you know, the stylish 21st-century way of living. In many of the fancy, up-to-date "new urbanism" developments, you get rows of shops with places to live up above them, like the good...
  • State moves to improve safety in transporting oil by rail

    State moves to improve safety in transporting oil by rail
    A year after rail tanker cars carrying crude oil in Canada exploded and killed 47 people, California is stepping up efforts to prevent a similar disaster on tracks crisscrossing the state. In recent weeks, the state began pumping more money into a new...
  • Dysfunction in Dania Beach reaches critical condition

    Usually I'm proud to call quaint Dania Beach my home. I love the new chocolate crack (I mean crackle) ice cream at Jaxson's, the complimentary pastries at Grampa's, the lobster special at the spiffy new Quarterdeck on the pier. But when it comes to the...