On December 4th it will be 44 years since a select unit of 14 Chicago Police officers, on special assignment to Cook County State's Attorney Edward Hanrahan, executed a pre-dawn raid on a west side apartment that left Illinois BlackShow More Summary
In response to the fatal Dec. 1 derailment of a Metro-North Hudson Line train, the MTA has suspended all service on the Hudson Line south of Tarrytown, N.Y., until further notice.
Wisconsin Governor (and author, and eager 2016 presidential aspirant) Scott Walker was the guest at Friday's Christian Science Monitor breakfast. A few notes: 1. Before he was governor, Walker was county executive. And he seems like a county executive. His … Continue reading ?
Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett today launched an education campaign to address the growing number of pedestrian collisions occurring in parking lots and garages in Montgomery County.
By Tammy Reiher, Chicago Tribune Will County Executive Larry Walsh reported that based on attendance taken by County offices over 33% of AFSCME Local 1028 employees who were eligible to strike came to work on Monday despite the strike by their union. These numbers contradict the estimates being reported by union leaders throughout the day.
SEBRING, Fla. (AP) — Authorities in Highlands County say two U.S. Marshals have been shot and wounded while attempting to execute a search warrant in a drug investigation. Highlands County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Nell Hays told the Highlands Today newspaper (http://bit.ly/187YbIJ ) that the shooting happened about 6 a.m. Show More Summary
Just 2 percent of counties in America are responsible for more han half the nation's executions, and those same counties have been responsible for a disproportionate share of high-profile prosecutorial misconduct and exonerations following...Show More Summary
Get out your perfumed rice satchels, for Dow Constantine, owner of the finest head of hair in local politics and our King County executive, married longtime girlfriend Shirley Carlson, a fashion-industry strategist, in a private courtroom ceremony on October 31, he announced today. Show More Summary
The County Board on Tuesday passed a 2014 budget with the property tax freeze sought by County Executive Chris Abele but broke ranks with him on transit changes, lakefront park patrols and pay cuts to some of his top aides.
Sheila’s mother was convicted and sentenced to 13-30 years in prison. She asked for early release because she was dying of leukemia, which the state parole board approved, but the county prosecutor opposed her release. She died before it could be resolved. Man charged in murder, rape of 3-year-old Warren native Rape-slaying of child becomes […]
(ATLANTA) — The Atlanta Braves are leaving Turner Field and moving into a new 42,000-seat, $672 million stadium complex in Cobb County in 2017. Braves executives John Schuerholz, Mike Plant and Derek Schiller said Monday that the team...Show More Summary
It’s a big election night for transit and land use issues. Ballots drop tonight at 8:15 (though that won’t decide close races). At stake are the single most important office for local transit (King County Executive, though it’s not expected to be a competitive race); and a series of Seattle incumbents with generally positive track […] (Read more...)
By Tammy Reiher, Chicago Tribune Will County Executive Larry Walsh on Thursday expressed his extreme disappointment in AFSCME Council 31/Local 1028 notice to Will County of their desire to terminate their Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Incumbent King County executive Dow Constantine—who, let's be honest, doesn't really have an opponent—has raised an impressive $911,000 this campaign season, far more than any other county or city candidate in this off-off-election-year cycle. Show More Summary
I met Bob Fustero for the first time in 2006, after a candidates’ forum for county executive. I had only started Just Up the Pike a few weeks earlier; I was 18, and I was still trying to figure out what I wanted to do and to find my “voice.” I didn’t know a lot about the candidates, and I assumed they were all pretty important and unapproachable. Read full article >>
Apparently Kobe Bryant won't hit the free-agent market, after all. T.J. Simers of the Orange County Register recently reported that Los Angeles Lakers executive vice president Jim Buss was planning on letting Bryant hit free agency before...Show More Summary
In the Monroe County case of Hertzog v. Stafford, LLC, PICS Case No. 13-2524 (C.P. Monroe Co. July 10, 2013 Williamson, J.), Judge David J. Williamson of the Monroe County Court of Common Pleas ruled that a Plaintiff’s execution of a...Show More Summary
A King County Metro Transit review of 525 buses with security cameras found that 85 percent of the systems were in working order, says a memo to County Executive Dow Constantine.
Phil Halsall was a well-respected chief executive with major successes to his credit including enterprise zones and the Preston city deal. But when Labour took over the county council, questions began to emerge, not least over the aborted transport contract. He has always defended his integrity and denied doing anything wrong. Show More Summary
Want the scoop on hot races around the country? Get the digest emailed to you each weekday morning. Sign up here. Leading Off: • Westchester Exec: We've written a bunch about the race for county executive in Nassau County, but there's another important contest in another big suburban New York City county, Westchester. Show More Summary