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  • On the 'Scholarship' list in Springfield

     
    Where do our lawmakers stand on the issue of legislative scholarships -- those tuition waivers that members of the state house and senate have traditionally been allowed to dispense to constituents? As part of the renewed effort to abolish that...
  • Election Day tip: It's illegal to take a selfie with your marked ballot

    Election Day tip: It's illegal to take a selfie with your marked ballot
    If you're tempted to take a selfie with your marked ballot Tuesday and show the world, via social media, who you voted for, that's technically illegal. While the state's election code doesn't explicitly address photography, there is a section on...

    Gurnee, Waukegan leaders defend red-light camera programs

    Gurnee, Waukegan leaders defend red-light camera programs
    Count Gurnee Mayor Kristina Kovarik among the local leaders lining up against attempts in the General Assembly to enact a statewide ban on red-light cameras – including the ones posted at five intersections in her village. "I would certainly...

    La Grange library to broaden its digital scope

    La Grange library to broaden its digital scope
    A media lab coming to the La Grange Public Library basement will give cardholders new tools to navigate an increasingly digital world. Preliminary plans for the "digital media lab" include equipment and space to record music, make videos and arrange...

    Online privacy settings apply offline too

    Online privacy settings apply offline too
    You've likely heard the stories of late about prospective employers asking job candidates for social media passwords — mostly Facebook — as a condition of employment. It's a recent trend where people apparently think they learn more about...