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  • 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...
  • Plans emerge for new Community Family Center

    Plans emerge for new Community Family Center
    After some fits and starts over the years, a plan for a new Community Family Center in Highland Park to house multiple social service agencies may finally be moving forward. Multiple entities – the city of Highland Park, Moraine Township, Northern...
  • 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...
  • New Westmont dealership to offer used, luxury vehicles

    New Westmont dealership to offer used, luxury vehicles
    A dealership that sells luxury pre-owned vehicles and motorcycles will be coming to Westmont. At a village board meeting on June 26, trustees approved a variance and special use permit to allow Ultimo Motorsports to operate at the former Chevrolet...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • La Grange manager gets raise, new contract

    La Grange manager gets raise, new contract
    La Grange trustees on Monday approved a new employment contract for their longtime village manager. Village Manager Robert Pilipiszyn will now make $162,775 per year, according to documents. Pilipiszyn was previously earning $160,054 per year and has...
  • Court rules against Gov. Scott in county gun control fight

    Court rules against Gov. Scott in county gun control fight
    Palm Beach County this week won a key round in its legal fight aimed at reinstating local gun control laws across the state. A judge on Monday sided with the county by finding it unconstitutional for the governor to remove a county official from...
  • New municipal complex continue to stir up debate

    Coral Springs' decision to fund the construction of the new $28 million municipal complex by issuing revenue bonds has become one of the major talking points in the upcoming elections. City Manager Erdal Donmez avers that the city has sufficient...