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  • Tinley Park drops local ambulance company

    Tinley Park drops local ambulance company
    Tinley Park trustees voted Tuesday night to drop the village's longtime ambulance services provider in favor of a new company, a move village officials said would save the village about $800,000 over the life of the contract. A new agreement, between...
  • Homer Glen reviews plan for 159th Street corridor

    Homer Glen reviews plan for 159th Street corridor
    The preliminary draft of Homer Glen's more than $100,000 study to provide recommendations to enhance the 159th Street commercial corridor was presented to the village board June 25. When 159th Street is widened and traffic increases, the residential and...
  • "Corruption County" might be a thing of the past

    Palm Beach County residents paid Sheryl Steckler $600,000 to improve the county's image, and they got a good return on their investment.        Steckler completed her four-year term Friday as the county's first inspector general, a post the county...
  • Voters turn down third Griswold school budget

    Griswold is still wrangling with its 2014-15 education budget, after voters rejected the third proposed spending plan by a mere two votes at a June 24 referendum. A formal June 27 recount confirmed the 665-667 vote tally but provided few clues as to...
  • New State Laws Affect Minimum Wage Earners, Nurses, Teachers and Others

    New State Laws Affect Minimum Wage Earners, Nurses, Teachers and Others
    Connecticut's new $19 billion state budget for 2014-15 took effect Tuesday. One impact will be the elimination of the 6.35 percent state sales tax on clothing and footwear costing less than $50, which will go into effect July 1, 2015. The budget plan...
  • U of C, Orland Park advance plans for medical center

    U of C, Orland Park advance plans for medical center
    University of Chicago Medicine and Orland Park are moving forward on plans for a new outpatient medical care center in the heart of the village's downtown. After signing a letter of intent outlining plans to bring a 120,000-square-foot medical...
  • 'Small' Doug McDermott grew into big-time player

    'Small' Doug McDermott grew into big-time player
    Vance Downs vividly remembers the first time he met Doug McDermott. "My first impression was, 'Wow, he's small!'" the longtime coach of Ames (Iowa) High said by phone. "His father told me he was the same size at Doug's age, maybe even a little smaller....
  • L.A. violated labor law in rolling back pension benefits, report finds

    An independent hearing officer Monday dealt a major setback to Los Angeles' effort to rein in public employee pension costs, concluding that elected officials violated labor law when they voted to roll back retirement benefits for new civilian workers...
  • States intervene in city fiscal crises

    WASHINGTON When Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed an overhaul of two pension systems for Chicago city workers last month, he inserted the state into the city's budget business and set off a political firestorm that will heat up this fall's elections. Quinn,...
  • Slew of new laws hit Virginia's books

    Slew of new laws hit Virginia's books
    RICHMOND — Hundreds of new laws take effect Tuesday, and you probably won't notice most of them. But one would have caught just about everyone's attention if it hadn't gone into effect: The new state budget. It directs $96 billion in state and...
  • Mayor proclaims July as Parks and Recreation Month in Winter Park

    Mayor proclaims July as Parks and Recreation Month in Winter Park
    He has said it many times before, Mayor Kenneth Bradley noted, but it’s certainly worth repeating. “If it wasn’t for our parks,” the mayor noted, “all we would be is winter.” One of the great jewels of the city of...