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  • 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...
  • Voters in Burr Ridge to weigh in on trustees' pay

    Voters in Burr Ridge to weigh in on trustees' pay
    Burr Ridge voters will be asked in November whether the mayor and trustees should continue to be paid for serving. At a village board meeting on Aug. 11, trustees unanimously agreed to hold the advisory referendum. The question will read, "Shall the...
  • Westmont theater project stopped by financial issue

    Westmont theater project stopped by financial issue
    Financial problems have halted a plan for a live venue theater in downtown Westmont. Keith Erickson and Eldon Olmstead, of Westmont, proposed remodeling a vacant building at 11 W. Quincy Street into the theater with seating for up to 300 people. The...
  • Whole Foods developer drops plan for Lake Forest

    Whole Foods developer drops plan for Lake Forest
    There will be no Whole Foods Market in Lake Forest, at least for now. A developer abruptly pulled plans Monday night that would have included the grocery store as an anchor for a development at the southeast corner of Route 60 and Saunders Road in...
  • Northfield denies permit to storage company

    Northfield denies permit to storage company
    A dispute erupted recently between officials with two competing North Shore self-storage companies, resulting in a meeting in which three members of the Northfield Village Board abstained from voting on a measure that would have allowed the new business...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Park Ridge takes up medical pot zoning

    Park Ridge takes up medical pot zoning
    Park Ridge is starting to get queries from companies interested in operating stores selling medical marijuana. Before acting on any such requests, the city wants to adopt the "reasonable" zoning regulations allowed under the state law that made the...
  • Hampton's urban farmers receiving tax breaks

    Hampton's urban farmers receiving tax breaks
    HAMPTON — On a sunny June morning, the cattle at Willow Oak Farm nearly broke into a gallop as breakfast arrived on a flatbed wagon. Roughly two dozen cows nosed for position around Thomas "Tommy" Thompson as he spread bales of hay from the...
  • Park Ridge backs referendum on airport noise

    Park Ridge backs referendum on airport noise
    Park Ridge Aldermen on Monday overwhelmingly endorsed an ordinance that, if it received final approval, will place an advisory question on the Nov. 4 general election ballot asking residents about noise levels at O'Hare airport. The question asks...