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  • Council to hold hearing on closing of city mental health clinics

    Council to hold hearing on closing of city mental health clinics
    More than two years after Mayor Rahm Emanuel closed six of the city’s mental health clinics, patients, unions and other critics that continue to oppose the move are getting a hearing on the matter.
  • Orland trustees focus on pet shop disclosures

    Orland trustees focus on pet shop disclosures
    A committee of Orland Park trustees Monday endorsed replacing a ban on the sale of commercially bred pets passed in Cook County earlier this year with a local ordinance focusing on disclosure requirements. The village began considering the issue in...

    Court ruling revives plans for Lincolnwood gun range

    Court ruling revives plans for Lincolnwood gun range
    A court ruling has revived plans for a gun range in Lincolnwood, renewing debate over whether to allow the facility above an existing gun shop. An Illinois appeals court ruled Monday that the proposal to expand Shore Galleries meets the village zoning...

    Girl who died in Arlington Heights pool identified

    Girl who died in Arlington Heights pool identified
    A 12-year-old Chicago girl died Tuesday morning after being pulled from an Arlington Heights apartment complex pool Monday. The girl was identified as Jasanae Poole, of the 9300 block of South St. Lawrence Avenue, according to the Cook County medical...

    Obamacare money boost helps Cook County hospitals budget next year

    Obamacare money boost helps Cook County hospitals budget next year
    A key Cook County panel on Friday endorsed a plan to increase public health care spending to $1.54 billion, but the amount local taxpayers will be asked to contribute is expected to decrease under the plan as federal funding fills the gap. Next year&...