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  • Officials: Slow justice at fault in Chicago man's long con

    The Illinois Attorney General's office sued the owner of a Chicago remodeling company almost 30 years ago, accusing him of taking money from property owners for work that was either shoddy or never done. Without admitting wrongdoing, Mark Diamond agreed...
  • Q&A: Morton Grove's candidates for village trustee

    Q&A: Morton Grove's candidates for village trustee
    To help voters differentiate among the four candidates running for three seats in the April 7 election, we asked them these 10 questions. Why are you running for trustee? What is your education and professional experience, and does it give you any...
  • Auto industry pumps brakes on Sunday car sales

    Auto industry pumps brakes on Sunday car sales
    Having worked for his father in the days before Illinois required car dealerships to be closed on Sundays, Jack-Son Auto Sales business manager Brian Landsverk recalls what customer traffic was like before the 1983 ban. "Sundays were a little slower,"...
  • Ventra contract swells by about $65 million because of add-ons

    Ventra contract swells by about $65 million because of add-ons
    The cost of the Ventra transit fare-collection system has climbed to above $500 million, a 14 percent increase since the Chicago Transit Authority signed the original contract in late 2011, according to records obtained by the Tribune. A series of add-...
  • Duckworth to join race for Kirk's Senate seat

    Duckworth to join race for Kirk's Senate seat
    Second-term U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth is expected to announce her candidacy Monday for the U.S. Senate and a potential challenge to Republican Sen. Mark Kirk, a source familiar with her plans said. Duckworth, an Iraq War veteran, will be the first...
  • Former treasurer's guilty plea beefs up opposing sides' positions

    Former treasurer's guilty plea beefs up opposing sides' positions
    Both critics and supporters of the Lyons Township School Treasurer's Office say the former treasurer's guilty plea bolsters their respective cases in pending legal and legislative action. Robert Healy, 56, of LaGrange Highlands, entered a guilty plea...
  • Budget-patching deal dips into various state funds

    A bipartisan agreement to plug a $1.6 billion budget hole includes more than $1.3 billion in fund transfers from a variety of sources to avert shutdowns of Illinois state programs and services. The move, signed into law by Gov. Bruce Rauner on Thursday,...
  • With no bloodshed, Illinois lawmakers solve a crisis. More of this, please.

    With no bloodshed, Illinois lawmakers solve a crisis. More of this, please.
    Some Democrats in the Illinois General Assembly voted last week to make cuts to education and other spending they favor. The Earth did not fly into the sun. In votes on the same measures, Republican legislators agreed to raid money from funds that...
  • State budget deals means $15M cut to U of I

    A budget deal lawmakers have approved means about a $15 million cut for the University of Illinois. University spokesman Tom Hardy tells The (Champaign) News-Gazette (http://bit.ly/1M6BGa9 ) the university is owed about $297 million from the state and...
  • Senate passes budget deal to close $1.6B deficit

    Senate passes budget deal to close $1.6B deficit
    In an early major test of Illinois' newly divided government, the Senate passed a compromise plan Thursday to plug a $1.6 billion hole in this year's budget and avert shutdowns of state programs and services. The legislation passed the Democratic-led...
  • Burlington seeks loan to fund water tower rehab

    Burlington seeks loan to fund water tower rehab
    The Burlington Village Board recently voted to begin the process for an Illinois Environmental Protection Agency low interest loan to fund the rehabilitation of the village's water tower. The project includes maintenance work and repainting of the tower...