| Sep 30, 2014
| 12:06 PM
After sailing into strong head winds of opposition, Highland Park city officials have tabled a controversial recommendation to close the city's only boat launch for public use next summer.
At two separate meetings last week — one at the City...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 6:30 PM
A politically connected developer quietly floated a confidential proposal to partner with James City County in a $30 million-plus deal to build a new middle school – but left some of the elected officials who would have to come up with money, and...
| Oct 19, 2014
| 8:05 PM
Should the mayor and trustees in Burr Ridge get paid for serving on the board?
Voters will be able to sound off on the issue when answering an advisory referendum on Nov. 4. The question on the ballot will ask, "Shall the Mayor of Burr Ridge, who...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 4:07 PM
At city council meetings in many communities, the public comment period serves as window into the concerns and fears of citizens. Speakers bring ideas and problems directly to elected officials who, when possible, answer questions, provide clarification...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 10:00 PM
The residents went to a pair of public hearings to express their concerns about a developer's plans for a new four-story condominium building in their Park Ridge neighborhood.
Then they found themselves on the receiving end of a lawsuit.
| Oct 15, 2014
You might resent speed limits when on a road trip or otherwise with few other travelers around and a desire to be at your destination as soon as possible. Surely driving 5 or 10 mph faster can't hurt. But you......
| Aug 4, 2014
| 7:03 PM
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...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 4:09 PM
Residents in Park Ridge's Mayfield Estates neighborhood might be asked to help cover part of the cost for a proposed $3.3 million flood control project.
"I think the only way that it's going to happen is some cost sharing," Mayor David Schmidt said...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 7:26 PM
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...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 3:02 PM
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...
| Aug 26, 2014
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...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 3:10 PM
Politicians and others from around the state are reacting to the conviction of Bob and Maureen McDonnell.
Here are some of them (this story will be updated throughout the day):
Gov. Terry McAuliffe
“I am deeply saddened by the events of the...