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  • Mayor wants Chicago to shelter young immigrants

     Mayor wants Chicago to shelter young immigrants
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration is set to aggressively expand the amount of shelter available to children apprehended at the southern U.S. border, with plans to house as many as 1,000 additional young immigrants in Chicago by the end of this year....
  • Coleman And Wooden Squareoff In 2nd District Primary

    With almost 20 years on the job as the state senator from the 2nd District, Eric Coleman sees himself as as a man in a postion of power who can get things done. "I'm at the top of my influence as a legislator," said Coleman, co-chairman of the...
  • As Karen Lewis chats up media, Rahm plays it safe

     As Karen Lewis chats up media, Rahm plays it safe
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel had his photograph taken Thursday at various stops, where he officially cared about children and parks and lungs. But he didn't take any questions about city issues or any other questions, either. He would only allow images of himself...
  • Commentary: I am committed to stopping 405 toll lanes

    What will voters decide when it comes to the impending decisions about taxing and tolling today's totally tapped-out drivers? The California Department of Transportation, under the administration of Gov. Jerry Brown, continues to pressure local...
  • 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...
  • Mayor sets out to transform L.A. streets through 'urban acupuncture'

    Mayor sets out to transform L.A. streets through 'urban acupuncture'
    San Pedro's Gaffey Street is no one's idea of a quaint village. Cars pour off the 110 Freeway, frequently at high speeds. The street's palm trees provide little shade. The corridor is dominated by businesses catering to the automobile — KFC,...
  • An untimely decision

    Decisions made at local city halls in Hampton Roads have a more direct and profound effect on citizens' lives than those made in Richmond or Washington. It is at meetings of city councils and boards of supervisors where communities come together to...
  • Mayor Garcetti reaffirms support for Chief Beck amid new revelation

    Mayor Garcetti reaffirms support for Chief Beck amid new revelation
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti reaffirmed his support Wednesday for Police Chief Charlie Beck in the face of new revelations about the LAPD's purchase of a horse from his daughter. Despite repeated claims by Beck that he played no role in that...
  • 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...
  • Bridgeport Open To Taking In Immigrant Kids

    Washington – The City of Bridgeport is exploring whether it has the facilities that would meet federal requirements to host some of the Central American migrant children who are in overcrowded federal holding centers along the borders, said a city...
  • Pizzeria owner, 75, says he'll still work after $6.5 million settlement

    Pizzeria owner, 75, says he'll still work after $6.5 million settlement
    Following the settlement of an unusual lawsuit against Mount Prospect, a 75-year-old pizzeria owner said he looks forward to continuing to run his restaurant into the foreseeable future. Mount Prospect’s village board agreed this week to a $6.5...