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  • Who's on top in county commish fund-raising?

    Who's on top in county commish fund-raising?
    With County Commission elections right around the corner, money is flying. Fund-raising prowess doesn't always equate to victory at the polls. (See former Sheriff Al Lamberti versus Scott Israel, 2012.) For one thing, incumbents have an advantage. For...
  • Online portal allows public to see into county offices

    You don't have to posses x-ray vision to know who is visiting your county commissioners and county staffers. All you have to do is click here. One of the benefits of the Broward County Code of Ethics is an online portal where anyone lobbying county...
  • Airport tells Hollywood: It's too late to rework U.S. 1 ramp

    Airport tells Hollywood: It's too late to rework U.S. 1 ramp
    The airport's new runway project is missing one key component: A ramp leading directly to southbound Federal Highway. Hollywood officials, who only recently became aware of that fact, met Friday with county aviation officials to discuss whether there...
  • Clippers owner Donald Sterling in firestorm over alleged racist remarks

    Clippers owner Donald Sterling in firestorm over alleged racist remarks
    L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling, who for 30 years has presided over the city's second NBA franchise, became the object of national outrage and the target of an NBA investigation Saturday after allegedly making derogatory remarks about blacks. In...
  • Captive observers in Ukraine meet journalists under eyes of gunmen

    Captive observers in Ukraine meet journalists under eyes of gunmen
    They sat at a long table, appearing tense and tired Sunday as they looked over the heads of gathered journalists toward the armed, masked men in unmarked uniforms sitting at the back of the nearly empty auditorium. Then the leader of the unsmiling group...
  • Bill aims to rein in city towing practices

    Bill aims to rein in city towing practices
    Baltimore City Councilman Robert W. Curran is tired of hearing about motorists whose cars were towed for reasons he finds ridiculous — for being parked outside the white lines in a supermarket lot, for instance, or at a fast food restaurant when the...
  • Ex-Ald. Mell starts lobbying firm with help of daughter Patti Blagojevich

    Ex-Ald. Mell starts lobbying firm with help of daughter Patti Blagojevich
    Former Chicago Ald. Dick Mell, one of the most gregarious political creatures ever to grace City Hall, is back in the game with a new lobbying firm he founded with the help of daughter Patti Blagojevich. The longtime 33rd Ward alderman is doing some...
  • Restaurants skip required nutrition info; officials choose not to care

    Restaurants skip required nutrition info; officials choose not to care
    Only five years ago, California enacted a pioneering law that required restaurants to put nutritional information on menus. For the first time, consumers were empowered to make informed decisions about what they ate. So it seems crazy that it's even a...
  • Council passes 'Ban the Box' legislation

    Council passes 'Ban the Box' legislation
    Controversial legislation intended to help ex-convicts find jobs is headed to Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake for her expected signature after the City Council gave the measure final approval Monday. The "Ban the Box" bill will force Baltimore employers...
  • NBA's use of 'hammer' on Donald Sterling welcomed by Garcetti

    NBA's use of 'hammer' on Donald Sterling welcomed by Garcetti
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Tuesday praised NBA Commissioner Adam Silver for "bringing down the hammer" on Clippers owner Donald Sterling, capping four days of pressure from the city's political leaders over remarks said to be made by Sterling...
  • 8 a.m. Sunday supermarket liquor sales approved for Chicago

    8 a.m. Sunday supermarket liquor sales approved for Chicago
    Large grocery stores in Chicago soon will be able to start selling liquor three hours earlier on Sundays, a move supporters say will help Chicago businesses compete with nearby suburbs. The City Council today adopted without debate a plan to allow liquor...