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  • Whole Foods plan gets initial OK in Lake Forest

    Whole Foods plan gets initial OK in Lake Forest
    Despite objections from many residents who packed council chambers Wednesday night, the Lake Forest Plan Commission gave initial approval to a proposal for a controversial Whole Foods development on the city’s west side. While city officials tried...
  • Lake Forest can get needed water filters - for now

     Lake Forest can get needed water filters - for now
    Following news that unique filters used in the city water plant would no longer be produced by AquaSource, the city learned from the French firm that it can provide a limited number of new filters. In May the city spent $719,000 with AquaSource, to...
  • North Riverside may privatize fire department to save on pensions

    North Riverside may privatize fire department to save on pensions
    Last year North Riverside officials received a letter from a state agency ordering the village to start paying more into its underfunded pension accounts or face a financial reckoning. The ultimatum and a shortage of cash prompted the village to...
  • Park Ridge collective property values fall

     Park Ridge collective property values fall
    Park Ridge's collective property value plummeted almost 18 percent from 2012 to 2013, vexing city officials who said construction activity increased last year. Those same officials said they worried the drop would herald more problems for the troubled...
  • Park Ridge tackles costs of stormwater projects

    Park Ridge tackles costs of stormwater projects
    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...
  • Boating safety tips

    Boating safety tips
    Boating safety tips: • Have and wear a Coast Guard-approved life jacket. • Have a reliable way to call for help in an emergency, such as a marine radio, cellphone in waterproof case (though reception is not always reliable) or a personal...
  • Child porn charge doesn't stop ex-Elgin lawmaker's state pension

     Child porn charge doesn't stop ex-Elgin lawmaker's state pension
    A former state lawmaker who is accused of trading child pornography online has started collecting a state pension of nearly $15,000 a year — an amount he bumped up by purchasing credit for time he didn't work. Ex-Rep. Keith Farnham, an Elgin...
  • After two-year battle with city, Longwood man cleans up his yard

    After two-year battle with city, Longwood man cleans up his yard
    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...
  • Quickly: How the Rick Perry idictment came to be

    Texas Governor Rick Perry was indicted Friday on two counts of abusing his power as governor related to his veto of funding for a program aimed at investigating state corruption, making him the first Texas governor to be indicted in office since 1917?...
  • Florida accuses former Digital Domain Media officers of fraud

    Florida accuses former Digital Domain Media officers of fraud
    The state of Florida has filed a lawsuit against the former officers of Digital Domain Media, accusing them of defrauding the state and local governments out of $82 million. Digital Domain Media was the former owner of the Venice visual effects...
  • Virginia cabinet officials visiting VA hospitals

    Virginia cabinet officials visiting VA hospitals
    — Gov. Terry McAuliffe has enlisted two cabinet members to explore ways the state can help Veterans Affairs medical centers in Virginia, two of which have longer-than-desired wait times. Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs John C. Harvey Jr....