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  • 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...
  • Steve Ballmer on buying the Clippers: 'This was probably the best path for me to take'

    Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer says he hopes Seattle lands an NBA franchise but figures it's still a few years away. Ballmer spoke to reporters Monday before teeing off in a "Snoqualmie Showdown" charity round of celebrity golf with Fred Couples,...
  • 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...
  • Costa Mesa workers OK $24.7 million annual contract; lower pay for new hires

    The Costa Mesa City Council announced Tuesday that the municipal workers union has ratified an employment agreement, a move that brings the yearlong, sometimes contentious negotiation process closer to the finish line. The new Costa Mesa City...
  • BLM, local law enforcement tensions near breaking point in the West

    BLM, local law enforcement tensions near breaking point in the West
    James Perkins sees the federal Bureau of Land Management more as a belligerent occupying army than a government agency serving U.S. citizens, including those like him in south-central Utah. Perkins is the sheriff of Garfield County, a rural bastion...
  • Tinley Park trustees approve term limit referendum

    Tinley Park trustees approve term limit referendum
    This fall, Tinley Park residents will again be asked to vote on whether the village should institute term limits for its elected officials. Tinley's board voted unanimously Tuesday night to place a binding referendum on the Nov. 4 ballot asking...
  • Potential Emanuel challenger looking for campaign staffers

    Potential Emanuel challenger looking for campaign staffers
    Ald. Robert Fioretti may not be running for mayor yet, but he’s searching for campaign staffers like a politician who’s thinking about it. The 2nd Ward alderman, a frequent critic of Mayor Rahm Emanuel, confirmed Tuesday that he has hired a...
  • Oak Park to guarantee Volvo loan

    Oak Park to guarantee Volvo loan
    The village of Oak Park will guarantee a loan of up to $550,000 to a Volvo dealership over the next several years in a deal that uses economic development funds in a new way. The dealership, near Garfield Street and Harlem Avenue in the Harlem...
  • Park Ridge looks for new finance director

    Park Ridge looks for new finance director
    Park Ridge is looking for a new finance director after the Monday resignation of Kent Oliven, who nursed the city's fiscal health through a year and a half of budget battles, revenue woes and warnings from bond rating agencies. City Manager Shawn...
  • Helping the people keep L.A.'s sheriff in line

    Helping the people keep L.A.'s sheriff in line
    What is the point of creating a civilian commission to oversee the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, as reformers demand, when the sheriff is already elected directly by the people? Surely voters are smart enough at election time to oust a...
  • Northwest Side alderman to run in different ward next year

    Northwest Side alderman to run in different ward next year
    Northwest Side Ald. Nick Sposato, whose 36th Ward was redrawn to include a Latino majority, plans to run next year in a nearby ward, where Ald. Timothy Cullerton has announced he won’t seek re-election. Sposato’s decision came as no...