| May 22, 2014
| 11:04 PM
Orland Park trustees put a decision on prohibiting the sale of pets from commercial breeders on hold, saying they want additional time to consider their options.
"I don't see any point in rushing this because we want to get it right," Trustee Pat Gira...
| May 25, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Jerry Brown returned to the governor's office in 2010 after the state had bottomed out and a cautious economic recovery was underway. At the same time, voters eased his job considerably by throwing out a crippling Depression-era constitutional provision...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 12:00 PM
A miscommunication between Highland Park and private consultants studying the proposed 911 dispatch consolidation was one of several factors to prop up a bloated savings projection of about $260,000 per year, city officials said recently.
| May 27, 2014
| 2:09 PM
Chicago could require gun dealers to videotape sales and ban gun stores near schools and parks under Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s latest attempt to heavily regulate firearms sales following a federal court ruling that tossed out the city’s outright...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 2:06 PM
AUSTIN, Texas -- Artists and venues slowly appeared to be returning to normal Thursday hours after a car plowed into a crowd of revelers, leaving two dead and 23 injured.
Venues near the tragedy canceled afternoon events and stated that concerts for...
| May 28, 2014
| 2:40 AM
A fire broke out at a nursing home in South Korea early Wednesday, leaving 21 dead and 8 injured, the latest in a series of high-casualty incidents.
The fire took place overnight in Jangseong, a few hours south of the capital, Seoul. The semi-official...
| May 13, 2014
| 1:42 PM
The public's focus on public business ain't what it should be, or at least what it needs to be in Harford County and many other places.
Every week brings another example, or two, or three locally of the public's business becoming less public. Last...
| Mar 27, 2014
President Obama recently directed Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson to examine U.S. immigration enforcement policies to see how the department can "conduct enforcement more humanely within the confines of the law."
The answer to the president's...
| May 15, 2014
| 12:09 PM
Virginia's secretaries of transportation and public safety will co-chair a new task force on railroad safety, and it will meet for the first time early next month, Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Thursday.
McAuliffe created the task force in the wake...
| May 28, 2014
| 1:39 PM
In a post Tuesday, I listed the mass shootings since January 2013 in which at least three people were killed. It’s an agonizingly, depressingly long list, and I cited it as the prime reason we need meaningful gun control. The post received the usual...
| May 29, 2014
| 5:02 PM
The last time an outsider was elected Los Angeles County sheriff, posses tracked bandits into the hills of Glendora, Charlie Chaplin had just hit movie screens and Angelenos were watching anxiously as World War I began in Europe.
Since the election of...