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  • Suburbs squeeze medical pot firms for cash donations

    Suburbs squeeze medical pot firms for cash donations
    Those who want in on Illinois' fledgling medical marijuana industry are wooing local communities to let them operate within their borders — in some cases promising donations to local organizations or a cut of the profits. Monday is the deadline...
  • Developer brings Portland, Ore., sensibility to Chicago

    Developer brings Portland, Ore., sensibility to Chicago
    Traveling around Chicago, like in other housing markets where it's pursuing projects, Gerding Edlen executives get asked a lot about its hometown of Portland, Ore., and whether the city's portrayal in the satirical TV comedy "Portlandia" is accurate....
  • 'The poor door' -- symbol of a truth we all know [Commentary]

    'The poor door' -- symbol of a truth we all know [Commentary]
    A few words about the "poor door." Maybe you already know about this. Maybe you read on Slate, saw on Colbert or heard on NPR how a developer qualified for tax benefits under New York City's Inclusionary Housing Program by agreeing to add to its new...
  • Scotland's future hangs in balance [Commentary]

    Scotland's future hangs in balance [Commentary]
    "The best laid schemes of mice and men often go awry." -- Scottish poet Robert Burns, "To a Mouse" (1786) CAIRNRYAN, Scotland -- For Americans whose knowledge of this beautiful land is limited to kilts, whiskey, bagpipes and the film "Braveheart," the...
  • Lauderhill hopes to deter theft with new SmartWater

    Forensic marking technology, which has been in vogue in countries of the United Kingdom for nearly two decades, has now made its way to Lauderhill. Residents in central Lauderhill will now fight property crime using SmartWater, a theft-deterrent...
  • Downtown parking dispute pits condo association v. Boca Raton, landlord in suit

    Downtown parking dispute pits condo association v. Boca Raton, landlord in suit
      Downtown parking spots can be hard to find in Boca and now 100 spots there are going to be the focus of a federal case. Earlier this month, Palmetto Place at Mizner Park Condominium Association filed suit against the city and city landlords James...
  • Abrams: Thumbs up for county recovery

    We're back! That was County Commissioner Steven Abrams' overall assessment of how the Palm Beach County has recovered from the Recession. "The major issue continues to be restoring economic prosperity to Palm Beach County," said Abrams, whose District 4...
  • All Aboard Florida to pick up tab for quiet RR zones

    The private company All Aboard Florida is putting up $60 million to silence train horns at railroad crossings along its tracks from Miami to Orlando, putting to rest whether taxpayers in each city would have to pay for the crossing upgrades. The quiet...
  • Lauderhill to crack down on thieves with new technology

    Want to help catch a crook with an invisible liquid that marks your valuables? The Lauderhill Police Department is hosting Safety Appreciation Day where they'll hand out free Smartwater CSI kits to Windermere residents. The Housing Authority is paying...
  • Palm Beach County buses get green lights in order to run on time

    Palm Beach County buses get green lights in order to run on time
    People who rely on public transportation to get to work and school need buses that run on time. To make sure that happens, Palm Beach County will soon try out a system that keeps traffic signals green for buses long enough for them to get through an...
  • Advocates push for more 'complete streets' in Palm Beach County

    Advocates push for more 'complete streets' in Palm Beach County
    More roads built for pedestrians and bicyclists and not just vehicles could be springing up in Palm Beach County as interest grows in the county for "complete streets." Many roads are designed for motorists to get to their destinations as quickly as...