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Palm Beach Politics | Sun Sentinel blogsPalm Beach County residents tonight can weigh in on proposed changes to the charter that serves as the constitution for local government. County Commissioner Paulette Burdick is hosting a Town Hall meeting at 7 p.m. about potential changes to the......
When Darnell James bought the house at 12053 S. Michigan Ave. out of foreclosure, he thought he was doing something good for the community. "My goal was to take some of these properties that banks are foreclosing on and give people some decent housing...
Tags: Foreclosures, Jon Yates, Consumers, Rental Service, Rentals
A new Tribune/WGN-TV poll shows that, halfway through his first term, Mayor Rahm Emanuel's overall disapproval rating is up 11 percentage points over a year ago. Four in 10 Chicago voters — and nearly half of the city's African-American voters...
Finding a parking spot on North Halsted Street in Lake View is rarely easy, so when Bridget Bowen saw an open space in the 3500 block on the evening of Nov. 17, she thought she had struck gold. She put on her turn signal and began backing her Saturn Ion...
Something extremely odd happened in the Cook County criminal court system in November: Suddenly, and without notice or explanation, judges all but stopped ordering pretrial detainees to be released on electronic home monitoring. Records show that from...
Cook County Chief Judge Timothy Evans kept hearing complaints from his judges about street gangs in their courtrooms using cellphones to photograph witnesses. "They're bold and they're brash," Evans told me the other day. "They think they can do it in...
Illinois Gov. William Daley. Get used to it. Because he wants it. And he's reaching for it. "I've thought about it before and I don't take it off the table," Daley told me in an interview on WLS-AM 890 on Wednesday as he sat for an hour talking...
Tags: Weight, Aaron Schock, White House, Barack Obama, Pat Quinn
There's nothing like watching a defense lawyer in federal court playing three-card monte with his mouth. Sam Adam Jr. didn't set up a table and put three bent cards in front of the federal jury. And he didn't play that other, similar game, the one...
There are so many opportunities here of rare, rich experiences which I need to thank Chef Trotter for. From the housewives, doctors, and others who come to work as guest chefs to famous chefs like Tetsuya, Toque and Alain Ducasse. I've always learned...
Another collection of dispatches from Somebody Nobody Asked™, America's pre-eminent unsolicited advice columnist Dear members of the Illinois General Assembly: While I admire the principle and spirit of thrift behind the overwhelming vote last...
Sauganash resident John Blaha candidly admits his guilt and carelessness. In mid-January he was pulled over in the North Michigan Avenue shopping district by a Chicago police officer and written up for driving while talking on a mobile without using...
Just after Bill Beavers left the federal courtroom guilty on all counts — but before he'd go downstairs to play the defiant old-school Chicago pol for the TV cameras — he gave me a quiet shrug. We were standing in the corridor Thursday...
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