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  • North Riverside may privatize fire department to save on pensions

    North Riverside may privatize fire department to save on pensions
    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...
  • North Riverside draws scrutiny at state hearing over pensions

    North Riverside draws scrutiny at state hearing over pensions
    North Riverside's recent efforts to cure its pension-driven financial ills have little bearing on the question of whether the village violated state statutes by underfunding its police and fire pensions, a state Department of Insurance attorney said in...
  • Revised condo complex plan approved in Oak Park

    Revised condo complex plan approved in Oak Park
    The Oak Park Village Board approved a slimmed-down design for a five-story luxury condominium complex on Chicago Avenue Monday. Oak Park-based Altierra Development Group presented a new design for the building, called Residences at Maple Place, after...
  • Development for Colt Building site advances in Oak Park

    Development for Colt Building site advances in Oak Park
    A $78 million retail and residential development project at the former Colt Building site in Oak Park is set to break ground in spring 2015 after the Village Board directed staff Monday to work toward a binding agreement with developers. The latest plan...
  • Oak Park questions auction held during discussion on energy plan

    Oak Park questions auction held during discussion on energy plan
    The Village of Oak Park is reviewing its contract with an energy consultant after a glitch in an online auction occurred during the process in which the Village Board made an unpopular decision to purchase fossil fuel-based energy over green energy....
  • Oak Park plans to offer financial aid for co-op

    Oak Park plans to offer financial aid for co-op
    The Oak Park Village Board supports giving Sugar Beet Co-op $250,000 to help open a retail store and an additional $250,000 in credit but is seeking an agreement to have some of the money paid back. The co-op leased the ground floor of a building at...
  • Carroll commissioners say they'll return to sectarian prayer before meetings

    Carroll commissioners say they'll return to sectarian prayer before meetings
    Carroll County commissioners said Thursday they will resume giving each commissioner a turn opening meetings with a prayer of his or her choice — including those that name Jesus Christ — after a ruling this week from the Supreme Court. The...
  • Oak Park OKs more funding for development group

    Oak Park OKs more funding for development group
    The Oak Park Village Board has approved an overhaul to the Oak Park Development Corporation that includes a $500,000 funding boost. The board's vote followed months of talks between village officials and the corporation, which provides development...
  • Harrison Street properties could hit market soon

    Harrison Street properties could hit market soon
    Several vacant properties in the Oak Park Arts District could hit the real estate market in 3 to 6 months, when lengthy foreclosure proceedings are expected to end, Village Attorney Paul Stephanides said. Sale or lease of the properties, owned by...
  • Local attorney Ott tapped to fill Oak Park Village Board vacancy

    Local attorney Ott tapped to fill Oak Park Village Board vacancy
    Oak Park Village President Anan Abu-Taleb today announced Andrea Ott, a local attorney and Disability Access Commission chairwoman, as his choice to fill a vacancy on the Village Board. If the rest of the Village Board approves Abu-Taleb's selection,...
  • Volunteers to help with police work in Lisle

    Volunteers to help with police work in Lisle
    In an effort to better serve and involve the community, the village of Lisle is instituting a new program for citizens to help with police operations. Approved by trustees in early April, Volunteers 4 Lisle will provide opportunities for 12 people to...