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  • 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...
  • Police raid over tweets leads to lawsuit against Peoria mayor

    Police raid over tweets leads to lawsuit against Peoria mayor
    PEORIA—When Jon Daniel created a Twitter account spoofing the town’s mayor in March, he planned to entertain friends with a steady stream of occasionally profane and often sophomoric messages. The Peoria native said he had no animosity...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Park Ridge must redo tax referendum

    Park Ridge must redo tax referendum
    Park Ridge aldermen must re-approve the recently OK'd referendum question asking residents whether to pay more property tax to the Park Ridge Public Library for four years, thanks to the city's newly revealed property value plummet. On June 16, aldermen...
  • Park Ridge ballot issues come into focus

    Park Ridge ballot issues come into focus
    Park Ridge's referendum picture became clearer Monday as aldermen approved one question about airport noise and gave their first formal nod to a revamped question on a property tax increase for Park Ridge Public Library. The City Council unanimously...
  • Work delayed on Deerfield Road, but other projects continue

    Work delayed on Deerfield Road, but other projects continue
    Other regional roadwork projects are underway, but the major reconstruction of Deerfield Road has been pushed back to early 2016 from its originally scheduled start date of this spring, village officials said recently. Improvements on the mile-long...
  • Pizzeria owner, 75, says he'll still work after $6.5 million settlement

    Pizzeria owner, 75, says he'll still work after $6.5 million settlement
    Following the settlement of an unusual lawsuit against Mount Prospect, a 75-year-old pizzeria owner said he looks forward to continuing to run his restaurant into the foreseeable future. Mount Prospect’s village board agreed this week to a $6.5...