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  • Put these guys on probation -- or no, it's the Warrior who deserves a jail term!

     
    Below is the posting I made this morning, my oil pressure elevated a bit by the sight of this Lehigh County car parked illegally on Sixth Street in Allentown, across the street from our offices. I gave the county Probation and Parole Department guys a...
  • Allentown unveils new tracking system for plows, sweepers and emergency vehicles

     
    Ever wonder if Allentown’s street sweeper actually sweeps the street in front of your home? Have you ever called city officials looking for an update on when a snow plow will clear your neighborhood? Allentown now has an answer. The city’s...
  • 2010 report on selective-enrollment abuse at CPS

     
    Parents were concerned for years about shenanigans in the admissions process for Chicago Public Schools' selective-enrollment (test-in) high schools. Our March 23, 2010 story "How VIPs lobbied schools; Duncan's office tracked politicians and others who...
  • Convicted felons -- when and where they can run for office

     
    My Wednesday column deals with the efforts of Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle to block former Ald. Ike Carothers -- who pleaded guilty to political corruption in 2010 and was sentenced to 28 months in......
  • Emanuel rips scab off my Soldier Field rehab wounds

     
    I've combined a post from earlier this week with a commentary for my Sunday print column My PDSD — Post-Daley Stress Disorder — is relatively under control. I sometimes cringe involuntarily when inserting my credit card into parking meter...
  • Whining in Bethlehem

     
    I'm disappointed by the reactions of two Bethlehem residents who sent letters to the editor (published today) complaining about last weekend's Runners World magazine marathon and related races staged on the city's South Side. One resident criticized...
  • Comic-Con International to remain in San Diego through 2016

     
    San Diego has won a skirmish in its war with Los Angeles and Anaheim to retain Comic-Con International, but the ......
  • Jerry Brown, other elected pols had seats for Giants' wins in S.F.

     
    The Giants' World Series games against the Detroit Tigers last week in San Francisco were the hottest tickets in town, but while most Californians couldn’t get seats unless they were willing to pay brokers highly inflated prices, the state’s...
  • Former Bell police chief's effort to double pension is rejected

     
    A judge has rejected an effort by Bell’s former police chief to more than double his annual pension to $510,000 a year, saying that the City Council never approved his extravagant contract and that city officials tried to keep his salary secret....
  • Police still seeking suspect in deadly Downey shooting rampage

     
    More than 24 hours after the attack, Downey police continue to search for the man they say gunned downed five family members -- killing three and wounding another two -- in what a city official described as a drug-related hit....
  • Republican Party of Florida ad slams Castor Dentel, accuses her of campaigning on school time

     
    The Republican Party of Florida is up on TV with an aggressive ad that stretches the truth in accusing Democrat Karen Castor Dentel, the Maitland elementary school teacher who is running against Republican Rep. Scott Plakon in House District 30, of...
  • Scotland Yard may move its famous headquarters

     
    Scotland Yard, one of the world's most famous police forces, unveiled plans Tuesday to move from its iconic headquarters in central London to a smaller building around the corner. The Yard, also known as the Metropolitan Police Service, has proposed the...