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  • 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...
  • Oak Park to guarantee Volvo loan

    Oak Park to guarantee Volvo loan
    The village of Oak Park will guarantee a loan of up to $550,000 to a Volvo dealership over the next several years in a deal that uses economic development funds in a new way. The dealership, near Garfield Street and Harlem Avenue in the Harlem...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Park Ridge looks for new finance director

    Park Ridge looks for new finance director
    Park Ridge is looking for a new finance director after the Monday resignation of Kent Oliven, who nursed the city's fiscal health through a year and a half of budget battles, revenue woes and warnings from bond rating agencies. City Manager Shawn...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Potential Emanuel challenger looking for campaign staffers

    Potential Emanuel challenger looking for campaign staffers
    Ald. Robert Fioretti may not be running for mayor yet, but he’s searching for campaign staffers like a politician who’s thinking about it. The 2nd Ward alderman, a frequent critic of Mayor Rahm Emanuel, confirmed Tuesday that he has hired a...
  • 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...
  • Costa Mesa workers OK $24.7 million annual contract; lower pay for new hires

    The Costa Mesa City Council announced Tuesday that the municipal workers union has ratified an employment agreement, a move that brings the yearlong, sometimes contentious negotiation process closer to the finish line. The new Costa Mesa City...