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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...
  • Xerox submitted faulty data on Howard speed camera program

    Xerox submitted faulty data on Howard speed camera program
    The speed camera company blasted in Baltimore for issuing tickets to people who weren't speeding is now facing criticism in Howard County, where it submitted a year's worth of inaccurate data about the program there. Data submitted by Xerox State &...
  • It's in Virginia's budget: $172.4 million for aid to police

    Editor's note: This is part of an everyday series exploring individual line items in state and local budgets. Read the entire series at www.dailypress.com/watchdog. The deal turns 35 this year: In 1979, Virginia told cities they could no longer annex...
  • Tinley Park to consider term limits referendum

    Tinley Park to consider term limits referendum
    Ask longtime Tinley Park Mayor Ed Zabrocki his opinion on term limits for village officials, and he'll tell you straight out that he's opposed. But the south suburb's village board is expected to vote on a resolution tonight that could help clear the...
  • 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...
  • What Preckwinkle decision not to run means for mayoral race

    What Preckwinkle decision not to run means for mayoral race
    Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle declared Tuesday that she won’t run for mayor, leaving union and community groups angry over Chicago’s violent crime, school closings and teetering finances searching for a credible candidate to...
  • 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...
  • Glen Ellyn hires former president as village attorney

    Glen Ellyn hires former president as village attorney
    Glen Ellyn trustees on Monday night voted unanimously to hire former Village President and Village Trustee Greg Mathews as Glen Ellyn's in-house attorney. The move represents a departure for Glen Ellyn, which historically has used an outside law firm,...
  • L.A. leaders are crafting new plan to help homeless on skid row

    L.A. leaders are crafting new plan to help homeless on skid row
    Los Angeles officials are developing a new strategy for taming pervasive homelessness on skid row, easing up on arrests for petty offenses while concentrating mental health, medical, housing and sanitation services in the long-troubled swath of downtown....
  • Preckwinkle's pass on mayoral run has given life to Karen Lewis

     Preckwinkle's pass on mayoral run has given life to Karen Lewis
    I spoke to Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis after she landed in Hawaii on Tuesday afternoon, just after Rahm Emanuel became the happiest mayor in Chicago. The news that made the Rahmfather smile? Not Lewis being thousands of miles away in...
  • Buffalo Grove development foes begin fundraising

     Buffalo Grove development foes begin fundraising
    With $10 in an account, a group of Buffalo Grove residents have organized a political action committee against a possible development on the village golf course. The Save Buffalo Grove Political Action Committee, to be known as SBG-PAC, was registered...