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  • Northwest Side alderman to run in different ward next year

    Northwest Side alderman to run in different ward next year
    Northwest Side Ald. Nick Sposato, whose 36th Ward was redrawn to include a Latino majority, plans to run next year in a nearby ward, where Ald. Timothy Cullerton has announced he won’t seek re-election. Sposato’s decision came as no...
  • Businesses wait for verdict on electronic signs in Orland Park

    Businesses wait for verdict on electronic signs in Orland Park
    A handful of Orland Park business owners urged trustees to make a decision on a much-discussed proposal to allow electronic message boards on La Grange Road signs at a Village Board meeting Monday. Businesses along La Grange Road are being asked to...
  • Elmhurst residents object to stormwater detention projects

    Elmhurst residents object to stormwater detention projects
    Poised to ask the park district and school district 205 to help with flood mitigation projects, Elmhurst aldermen heard from residents concerned that the problem was not being solved, but shifted. Ald. Jim Kennedy, chairman of the Public Works Committee...
  • Spat over grass looms tall

     Spat over grass looms tall
    It's no happy median that greets Frankfort officials as they drive east of town on U.S. Route 30. The neatly-trimmed strips of lawn inside the village give way to unkempt grass standing about a foot tall on the patches that divide the highway east of...
  • Somers Campaigns As Outsider In Lieutenant Governor Race

    Somers Campaigns As Outsider In Lieutenant Governor Race
    Uttered at every campaign stop and imprinted on all of her volunteers' T-shirts is a word that Republican lieutenant governor candidate Heather Somers has used to define her campaign. Outsider. The former Groton mayor is heading to a primary Tuesday...
  • Howard County assessing security after two die at Merriweather concert

    Howard County assessing security after two die at Merriweather concert
    Howard County officials say they are investigating security and screening procedures at Merriweather Post Pavilion after two concertgoers died and 19 others were sent to hospitals during an electronic dance music festival over the weekend. The deaths of...
  • Official: Condo lawsuit creates 'chilling effect'

     Official: Condo lawsuit creates 'chilling effect'
    Clarendon Hills officials are calling a lawsuit filed by a downtown business owner and a resident to halt a condo project a threat to their ability to make decisions on behalf of residents. Village Manager Randy Recklaus said the legal action, coming...
  • Commentary: I am committed to stopping 405 toll lanes

    What will voters decide when it comes to the impending decisions about taxing and tolling today's totally tapped-out drivers? The California Department of Transportation, under the administration of Gov. Jerry Brown, continues to pressure local agencies...
  • Steve Ballmer on buying the Clippers: 'This was probably the best path for me to take'

    Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer says he hopes Seattle lands an NBA franchise but figures it's still a few years away. Ballmer spoke to reporters Monday before teeing off in a "Snoqualmie Showdown" charity round of celebrity golf with Fred Couples,...
  • BLM, local law enforcement tensions near breaking point in the West

    BLM, local law enforcement tensions near breaking point in the West
    James Perkins sees the federal Bureau of Land Management more as a belligerent occupying army than a government agency serving U.S. citizens, including those like him in south-central Utah. Perkins is the sheriff of Garfield County, a rural bastion...
  • Helping the people keep L.A.'s sheriff in line

    Helping the people keep L.A.'s sheriff in line
    What is the point of creating a civilian commission to oversee the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, as reformers demand, when the sheriff is already elected directly by the people? Surely voters are smart enough at election time to oust a...