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  • Why such secrecy on gun permits?

     Why such secrecy on gun permits?
    The creation and implementation of Illinois' law permitting licensed owners to carry concealed firearms has not been a graceful process. It was forced on the state, the last to forbid conceal carry, by a federal appeals court in 2012. The General Assembly...
  • Pension, health care costs rising in Boynton Beach

    Pension, health care costs rising in Boynton Beach
    Rising pension and health care fees are costing Boynton Beach. City officials expect that this year's general fund will increase by about $2 million, from $71.3 million last year to $73.3 million this year. The increase is partially due to rising health...
  • Kids Headed Back to School? Get Ready With Our Tips

     
    I know I'm not the only parent counting down the days until school starts again. As wonderful as summer is, can we all admit that having a more regimented schedule is a huge relief? Read More #FamilyCarAdvice While we may......
  • Let's treat gun safety as a public health issue

    Quick, are you more likely to die by a bullet or in a car crash? Common sense would seem to suggest the latter. Cars are everywhere. We are an auto-obsessed nation. To be American is to drive -- everywhere. Teenagers itch to get behind the wheel, and the...
  • New ad uses sex toys to promote gun safety

    New ad uses sex toys to promote gun safety
    Kids will play with anything they can get their hands on, including guns and dildos.  That's the message that a new ad from gun safety advocacy group Evolve is promoting in an effort to reduce gun violence. The ad, titled "Playthings," begins with a...
  • Puppy mill sales ban discussion continues

    Puppy mill sales ban discussion continues
    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...
  • GM about to release investigation report on deadly ignition switch

    GM about to release investigation report on deadly ignition switch
    General Motors Co. plans to release the findings of a much anticipated investigation into why it delayed recalling defective cars linked to at least 13 deaths. Chief Executive Mary Barra is scheduled to brief employees on the results Thursday. Based...
  • Connecticut Taxi Companies Seek Injunction To Stop Uber, Lyft

    Connecticut Taxi Companies Seek Injunction To Stop Uber, Lyft
    Fifteen taxi companies in Connecticut asked a federal court Wednesday to stop ride-sharing services Uber Technologies and Lyft Inc from operating in the state. The coalition of taxi companies claim the services, which are used to call cars through a...
  • Forest trails closed by 2009 Station Fire reopening for Memorial Day

    Forest trails closed by 2009 Station Fire reopening for Memorial Day
    All trails previously shuttered since the 2009 Station Fire will reopen in time for Memorial Day on Saturday at Angeles National Forest. The reopening provides about 46,000 acres of available space for hiking, camping and picknicking, according to...
  • Homeland Security may reduce deportations of nonviolent immigrants

    Homeland Security may reduce deportations of nonviolent immigrants
    As city and county jails across the country increasingly refuse federal requests to hold foreigners who have overstayed their visas or slipped across the border, the Obama administration is moving toward a new policy that would limit deportations...
  • GM inquiry into defective ignition switch draws fire

    GM inquiry into defective ignition switch draws fire
    As far back as 2002, General Motors engineers starting calling it the "switch from hell." It would take a dozen years, more than 50 crashes and at least 13 deaths for the automaker to recall the ignition switch, used in millions of small cars. An...