| Jun 10, 2014
| 6:17 AM
Retired cops, firefighters and City Hall employees sometimes get an extra payday known as the 13th check.
It comes each year the pension funds have robust earnings and has ranged from $200 to more than $26,000.
But it comes at a cost to taxpayers: The...
| Jul 23, 2014
| 8:13 AM
A proposed gun shop/shooting range that has generated controversy because of its location near several schools will be coming to Niles.
The Niles Village Board of Trustees voted 4-1 Tuesday to approve a special use permit to allow firearms sales,...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 1:04 PM
Highland Park council member David Naftzger recently announced his resignation from the City Council, effective immediately, citing the need to spend more time on work and with family.
Naftzger, a fiscal conservative who was often the voice of dissent...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 3:19 PM
Mayor Nancy Rotering will appoint Michelle Holleman, a communications professional with pension expertise, to the Highland Park City Council on July 28 pending council approval.
Holleman will fill the seat vacated by former council member David...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 1:03 PM
Hinsdale Township High School District 86 officials say they think contract negotiations with teachers are progressing and chose not to take action on two proposed resolutions that would ask voters to weigh in on teacher salaries and pensions.
| May 23, 2014
| 5:23 AM
A former state lawmaker who is accused of trading child pornography online has started collecting a state pension of nearly $15,000 a year — an amount he bumped up by purchasing credit for time he didn't work.
Ex-Rep. Keith Farnham, an Elgin...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 10:44 AM
The old saying is a always appropriate in Hampton Roads: If you don't like the weather then wait 10 minutes, because it will change.
But what happens when the weather turns foul?
The Hampton History Museum is holding a family friendly event Aug. 9...
| Aug 17, 2014
NEWPORT NEWS — In five days, more than 1,200 people scheduled meetings with the city's Redevelpoment and Housing Authority to apply for Section 8 housing assistance vouchers.
The agency last opened its waitlist to receive applications for vouchers...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 4:09 PM
A slippery slope
Re: "Ending discrimination," Aug. 3.
Your editorial celebrating the legalization of same-sex marriage is shortsighted despite the claim of being on the right side of history. Readers should be very aware that, except for references to...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 4:01 AM
The Hampton branch of the NAACP will host a community forum Monday evening with Hampton Superintendent of Schools Linda Shifflette to discuss education-related issues.
Ann Stephens Cherry, education chairman of the NAACP, said that this will be the...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 4:38 PM
NEWPORT NEWS — Constitutional law professors Jonathan Turley and John Yoo on Monday offered sharply different opinions on the appropriate use of presidential war power at a forum on the campus of Christopher Newport University.
The pair debated in...