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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......
American politicians are always on the lookout for "new sources of revenue," which sounds a lot nicer than "sinking their fangs into our necks." But however you describe it, they just can't stop sucking our blood with their unending tax increases on the...
Tags: FBI, Justice System, Boomerang (tv network), Elections, Radio
What if lawmakers passed a bill that allowed two dozen hand-picked political insiders to fan out across the state and walk up to you and demand your cash? Not ask but demand. Got a problem? There is no passion in the demand, no anger, no urgency....
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, Rentals, Rental Service, Consumers, Trials
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Tags: Bonsoiree, Travel, Restaurants, Justice System, Graham Elliot
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...
Jun 15, 2011 |Blog| Sun-Sentinel
Oct 19, 2012 |Column| Chicago Tribune
Sep 22, 2011 |Column| Chicago Tribune
Feb 3, 2013 |Column| Chicago Tribune
May 10, 2013 |Column| Chicago Tribune
Feb 21, 2013 |Column| Chicago Tribune
Apr 26, 2013 |Column| Chicago Tribune
Nov 8, 2012 |Column| Chicago Tribune
Mar 15, 2013 |Column| Chicago Tribune
Apr 25, 2013 |Column| Chicago Tribune
Aug 30, 2012 |Column| Chicago Tribune
Apr 14, 2013 |Column| Chicago Tribune
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