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  • Plainfield planners, village trustees aim for better cooperation

    Plainfield planners, village trustees aim for better cooperation
    Plainfield village trustees and the plan commissioners are looking for ways to work together more efficiently. Several plan commissioners told trustees at a joint meeting July 28 that it can be frustrating for them when the village board rejects...
  • Plainfield OK's potential sites for marijuana businesses

    Plainfield OK's potential sites for marijuana businesses
    Plainfield trustees on Monday approved a zoning amendment that would allow for the cultivation and dispensing of marijuana in certain industrial and business zoning districts. The ordinance allows for cannabis dispensaries and cultivation centers to...
  • 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...
  • Burr Ridge speeds up water meter swap

    Burr Ridge speeds up water meter swap
    Burr Ridge officials are expediting a program to upgrade and replace all residential water meters in the suburb. The village plans to replace about 700 water meters each year, according to Paul May, public works director/village engineer. The entire...
  • New townhomes approved in Westmont

     New townhomes approved in Westmont
    A new 22-unit townhome community has been approved for the 400 block of North Cass Avenue in Westmont. Trustees earlier this month approved several zoning code variances for the development planned by Cass Avenue Dream Homes, LLC., which will have...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Bridgeport Open To Taking In Immigrant Kids

    Washington – The City of Bridgeport is exploring whether it has the facilities that would meet federal requirements to host some of the Central American migrant children who are in overcrowded federal holding centers along the borders, said a city...