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  • Park Ridge backs legislation to keep more runways open at O'Hare

    Park Ridge backs legislation to keep more runways open at O'Hare
    The city of Park Ridge is putting its support behind two state senate bills that advocates say will ensure better air traffic distribution around O'Hare Airport. The City Council on May 18 approved a resolution calling for the state house to pass...
  • Josh Duggar molested four sisters -- report

    Josh Duggar molested four sisters -- report
    UPDATED: In Touch Weekly is sharing more details about the Duggars and allegations of sexual molestation against son Josh. The saga has become a scalding controversy for the Arkansas family featured in the TLC series "19 Kids and Counting." TLC has...
  • Environmental group pushes for air monitoring in Southeast Community

    Environmental group pushes for air monitoring in Southeast Community
    A local environmental group wants to know if Southeast Community residents are breathing harmful pollutants from the factories, piers and freeways around them — a question that may prove difficult to answer. The Southeast CARE Coalition, a group...
  • Youngest teen charged in 2014 Park Ridge beating given probation

    Youngest teen charged in 2014 Park Ridge beating given probation
    The youngest teen charged in last summer's beating at Hinkley Park in Park Ridge received probation after entering a guilty plea in juvenile court, the Cook County State's Attorney's Office said. A spokesman for the office said the teen, who was 16 at...
  • Bill Restoring Public Access To Arrest Records Wins Final Legislative Approval In Senate

    HARTFORD — The Senate gave final legislative approval early Wednesday to a bill that restores much of the access to police arrest records that the public lost last year because of a state Supreme Court ruling. The bill was approved unanimously...
  • Bolingbrook earns 100 percent on list for website transparency

     Bolingbrook earns 100 percent on list for website transparency
    It's likely a short list of Illinois communities where a resident can call a number on a village website and the mayor answers the phone. That, and other examples of governmental transparency, have earned Bolingbrook recent accolades from a state watchdog...
  • Emails show firm played up clout in pitch for controversial no-bid CPS deal

     Emails show firm played up clout in pitch for controversial no-bid CPS deal
    Newly released emails from City Hall show how a controversial consulting firm played up its clout with Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration and Chicago Public Schools before securing a multimillion-dollar no-bid contract now at the center of a federal...
  • District 112 to pay departing principal $122,500

    District 112 to pay departing principal $122,500
    North Shore District 112 has reached a severance agreement with Ravinia School Principal Ellen Mauer whereby the district will pay her $122,500 in exchange for her voluntary resignation. The resignation is effective June 30. Terms of her severance...
  • Illinois' economic development could get boost from CEOs, private nonprofit

    Illinois' economic development could get boost from CEOs, private nonprofit
    The Illinois General Assembly needs to pass a strengthened version of a pending bill that would privatize some of the state's economic development functions. By creating a private nonprofit to promote job creation statewide, Illinois hopefully will gain...
  • Hartford Deputy Fire Chief Suspended With Pay

    Hartford Deputy Fire Chief Suspended With Pay
    HARTFORD — Hartford Fire Department Deputy Chief of Training Daniel Nolan has been suspended with pay pending an investigation into an incident that occurred during and after a meeting of the task force that is investigating the department. Fire...
  • Garth Brooks, Rosemont and your right to know

    Garth Brooks, Rosemont and your right to know
    It was fun to watch from afar in February as student journalists at the University of Oklahoma used their state's open records law to score a rock band's cherished guacamole recipe. Reporters for The Oklahoma Daily wanted to know how much the Campus...