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  • Naperville trucking company wins ruling to return to road

    Naperville trucking company wins ruling to return to road
    A Naperville trucking company involved in a January wreck that killed a Tollway worker and injured a state trooper can return to the highways, a judge ruled Wednesday. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration earlier this month declared the...
  • Patching a broken immigration system [Editorial]

    President Barack Obama has come under fire from Hispanic groups who say he hasn't done enough to enact comprehensive immigration reform and that his administration has deported record numbers of undocumented immigrants. Neither charge is wholly justified:...
  • How Bloomberg plans to use the NRA's tactics in the gun control fight

    How Bloomberg plans to use the NRA's tactics in the gun control fight
    Aside from the cowardice of some lawmakers, a major obstacle to passing federal firearms legislation is that sparsely populated, gun-friendly states have the same representation in the Senate as populous, more gun-safety-minded ones. That amplifies the...
  • O'Malley takes aim at deportations

    O'Malley takes aim at deportations
    Gov. Martin O'Malley announced Friday that the Baltimore City Detention Center will no longer automatically honor requests from the federal government to hold immigrants for deportation — making the state-run jail one of a relative handful in the...
  • Bloomberg's The Wrong Guy To Lead Gun Safety Push

    Please, Mr. Bloomberg, leave the checkbook open, but step away from the podium. Your efforts to curb gun violence and improve firearms safety are notable. The National Rifle Association thanks you. For years, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg...
  • Boston waits to see whether security hampers marathon festivity

    Boston waits to see whether security hampers marathon festivity
    BOSTON — There's a tense excitement running through this city as it prepares for the 118th Boston Marathon, a uniquely Bostonian event, held on Patriots' Day, the third Monday of April, which celebrates the first battles of the Revolutionary War....
  • Justice Department plans for wave of crack-cocaine clemency requests

    Justice Department plans for wave of crack-cocaine clemency requests
    WASHINGTON — Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. said Monday that the Justice Department will announce new clemency criteria aimed at freeing potentially thousands of prisoners convicted of using crack cocaine. To prepare for the expected flood of...
  • CTA's new weapon in graffiti battle: suits against vandals, parents

    CTA's new weapon in graffiti battle: suits against vandals, parents
    The CTA is hoping that a new deterrent will hit home with graffiti taggers who are thinking about leaving their mark on transit property. The agency is taking vandalism and graffiti defendants — or in the case of minors, their parents or legal...
  • Deadly Texas fertilizer explosion was preventable, authorities say

    The deaths of 15 people, including 12 volunteer firefighters, in an explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant a year ago were preventable, federal investigators said Tuesday. Preliminary findings from the U.S. Chemical Safety Board on the chemical...
  • Judge: Sex harassment claim against Englander aide can move forward

    Judge: Sex harassment claim against Englander aide can move forward
    A lawsuit alleging that a former employee in L.A. City Councilman Mitchell Englander's office was sexually harassed by the lawmaker's top deputy can move forward, although the plaintiff may be required to identify herself, a Superior Court judge ruled...
  • For detained immigrants, a too-long wait for justice

    For detained immigrants, a too-long wait for justice
    Comprehensive immigration reform is probably dead for yet another year, the victim — once again — of a dysfunctional Congress that can't even reach agreement on the things it agrees on. There is nothing President Obama can do about that,...