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  • Trueworthy Shouldn't Have Fallen For 'Shame Game'?

    How unfortunate for Alderman Michael Trueworthy that he has now become the victim of his own words for having a few belts and speaking his mind to Mayor Erin Stewart [July 29, Page 1, "Council Leader Gives Up Post"]. He will certainly suffer because...
  • Jane Byrne, Chicago's only female mayor, gets her due

    Jane Byrne, Chicago's only female mayor, gets her due
    Her mark on Chicago is here. Just not in writing. Yet. Her mark is visible most conspicuously on snowy days when city officials stand before television cameras with sweaty brows answering questions about crews and salt and overtime. It is visible up and...
  • Alderman pushes through watchdog limits week after being probed

    Alderman pushes through watchdog limits week after being probed
    Ald. Patrick O'Connor quickly pushed through an ordinance Wednesday that limits the ability of the City Council's watchdog to investigate aldermen's campaign finances — a week after that investigator received permission to open an ethics probe of O'...
  • Deadline coming up for nominations to Lake County Women's Hall of Fame

    The deadline for the public to nominate outstanding Lake County women to be considered for induction into the Lake County Women’s Hall of Fame is Friday, Aug. 15. Nominees must have made significant contributions to the improvement of life for...
  • Medical pot shops are no big deal

    Medical pot shops are no big deal
    You'd think licensed dispensaries for medical marijuana were all-ages opium dens from the wariness bordering on paranoia with which state and local officials are grudgingly preparing for them to open. A year ago Friday, Gov. Pat Quinn signed into law...
  • Chicago aldermen cast a brazen vote for self-protection

    Chicago aldermen cast a brazen vote for self-protection
    Just how dumb does the Chicago City Council believe its constituents to be? Really, really dumb. Aldermen on Wednesday approved an ordinance that weakens their own inspector general. They hope Chicago voters will believe the baloney that the City...
  • East Haven Employee Files Sexual Harassment Complaint Against Mayor

    East Haven Employee Files Sexual Harassment Complaint Against Mayor
    EAST HAVEN — A town employee has filed a complaint saying Mayor Joe Maturo has subjected her to sexual harassment. The complaint was filed earlier this month by Francine Carbone, an assistant to the director of housing and urban renewal and an...
  • Lake Zurich officials consider craft beer festival

    Lake Zurich officials consider craft beer festival
    Rock the Block may not be the only party in Lake Zurich this fall. A craft beer festival—the first of its kind in Lake Zurich—may take over Paulus Park on Columbus Day weekend in October---about a month after the Rock the Block festivities...
  • Chicago's day of reckoning over pensions delayed

    Chicago's day of reckoning over pensions delayed
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel and aldermen won't grapple this fall with the financial reckoning the city faces over its underfunded police and fire pension systems, budget officials acknowledged Thursday. Instead, the Emanuel administration plans to take advantage...
  • Commentary: I am committed to stopping 405 toll lanes

    What will voters decide when it comes to the impending decisions about taxing and tolling today's totally tapped-out drivers? The California Department of Transportation, under the administration of Gov. Jerry Brown, continues to pressure local...
  • 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...