| Jun 11, 2014
| 9:47 PM
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...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 11:49 AM
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...
| Jun 23, 2014
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...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 9:10 AM
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...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 4:09 PM
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...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 3:08 PM
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...
| May 23, 2014
| 5:23 AM
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...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 7:26 PM
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...
| Aug 16, 2014
| 7:04 AM
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?...
| Jul 26, 2014
| 5:00 AM
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...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 6:14 PM
— 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....