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  • Sriracha factory could be headed out of Irwindale

    Sriracha factory could be headed out of Irwindale
    The Huy Fong Foods Sriracha factory, makers of the popular hot sauce with the rooster on the label, may be ready for a big move.  Amid its current legal woes with the city of Irwindale, which voted last week to declare the factory a public nuisance, Huy...
  • Child porn charge doesn't stop ex-Elgin lawmaker's state pension

     Child porn charge doesn't stop ex-Elgin lawmaker's state pension
    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...
  • Is downtown Orlando safe? Another killing rekindles concerns

    Is downtown Orlando safe? Another killing rekindles concerns
    Maria Fernanda Godinez, a 22-year-old from Cocoa, was out for a drink with friends at downtown Orlando's Vixen Bar early Tuesday morning when a stray bullet ended her life. The death of a woman who was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time is...
  • After two-year battle with city, Longwood man cleans up his yard

    After two-year battle with city, Longwood man cleans up his yard
    After more than two years of battling Longwood City Hall, Florida's court system and his neighbors — along with racking up nearly $200,000 in code-enforcement fines — Sean Law has cleaned up his yard. "It is an improvement — it looks...
  • Park Ridge city officials rebuff task force offer

    Park Ridge city officials rebuff task force offer
    From property tax revenue to road salt storage to stormwater detention, the city of Park Ridge and the Park Ridge Park District have issues and apparently don't even agree about how to disagree. The park district's suggestion – create an...
  • Park Ridge officials hear update on Touhy Avenue viaduct

    Park Ridge officials hear update on Touhy Avenue viaduct
    Repairs to the aging Touhy Avenue railroad viaduct can't begin until the Illinois Department of Transportation approves plans to divert street traffic during construction, officials have said. But, as Public Works Director Wayne Zingsheim told...
  • Voters in Burr Ridge to weigh in on trustees' pay

    Voters in Burr Ridge to weigh in on trustees' pay
    Burr Ridge voters will be asked in November whether the mayor and trustees should continue to be paid for serving. At a village board meeting on Aug. 11, trustees unanimously agreed to hold the advisory referendum. The question will read, "Shall the...
  • The only way forward

    We remain bullish on the promise of the Hampton Roads Transportation Accountability Commission, despite some coughing and sputtering since its formation. The group was created to handle the funding for the region's most pressing road projects, and we...
  • Yakima Valley Latinos getting a voice, with court's help

    Yakima Valley Latinos getting a voice, with court's help
    Graciela Villanueva should have been hosting a victory party on election night, celebrating a successful run for school board in this verdant valley of apples and wine grapes, peaches and hops. She had already been appointed to the spot on the Yakima...
  • Howard County assessing security after two die at Merriweather concert

    Howard County assessing security after two die at Merriweather concert
    Howard County officials say they are investigating security and screening procedures at Merriweather Post Pavilion after two concertgoers died and 19 others were sent to hospitals during an electronic dance music festival over the weekend. The deaths of...
  • California needs to look again at Asian stance on affirmative action

    California needs to look again at Asian stance on affirmative action
    Earlier this year, the California legislature tabled a proposed referendum that sought to restore affirmative action in higher education. The measure had sailed through the Senate with a two-thirds vote and was awaiting approval in the Assembly. However,...
  • Whole Foods plan gets initial OK in Lake Forest

    Whole Foods plan gets initial OK in Lake Forest
    Despite objections from many residents who packed council chambers Wednesday night, the Lake Forest Plan Commission gave initial approval to a proposal for a controversial Whole Foods development on the city’s west side. While city officials tried...