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  • 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...
  • Hebrew Academy goes completely solar

    The Hebrew Academy in Huntington Beach looked to the sun to find the inspiration for melding technology, environmental interests and education. It is going all solar. "As far as I know, we have just become the only school in the state of California...
  • Baltimore's fading clout [Editorial]

    Baltimore's fading clout  [Editorial]
    Twelve years ago, when the General Assembly was debating the enactment of the Thornton school funding formula that has done so much to support the advances of Baltimore's schools in recent years, the city's delegation in Annapolis included 10 senators and...
  • LACMA redesign avoids tar pits, creates challenges

    Architect Peter Zumthor has dramatically revised his design for a new Los Angeles County Museum of Art, creating a new bridge-like section of the building that would span Wilshire Boulevard. The new design is meant to address concerns that the...
  • 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...
  • George Lucas chooses Chicago for his planned museum

    George Lucas chooses Chicago for his planned museum
    The Force is officially with the city of Chicago. After months of deliberation, George Lucas has chosen the Windy City for his planned museum that will feature his personal art collection as well as exhibitions devoted to the digital arts and the...
  • New Palm Beach County Inspector General starts work

    New Palm Beach County Inspector General starts work
    The changing of the guard has begun for Palm Beach County’s local government watchdog. New county Inspector General John Carey started work this week and out-going Inspector General Sheryl Steckler’s last day at work is scheduled to be...
  • Glendale disconnects from countywide public safety alert system

    Glendale is dropping out of a Los Angeles County-wide public-safety communications system meant for disaster response that council members called a “cesspool” and a “black hole” for money during a city meeting this week. The...
  • Emanuel touts monthly phone fee hike for pensions

    Emanuel touts monthly phone fee hike for pensions
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel found himself in the unusual position Wednesday of talking up his idea to significantly increase the monthly telephone fees paid by Chicagoans. The mayor usually goes to great lengths to point out how he has saved residents even small...
  • Putting out the fire

    Putting out the fire
    North Riverside is a small town with a big problem: It can't make its pension payments. The west Cook County suburb of 6,700 people faces a $1.9 million budget deficit. One big reason for the gap is that it has to make a $1.8 million payment to its...