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  • Back from NYC, Emanuel to talk health care tech, summer camp signups

    Back from NYC, Emanuel to talk health care tech, summer camp signups
    A day after traveling to New York to talk about a minimum wage increase, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is back in Chicago to announce the next step in an initiative to promote the growth of  local healthcare companies and tout an increase in the number of kids...
  • Term limits referendum effort challenged in Arlington Heights

    Term limits referendum effort challenged in Arlington Heights
    A challenge has been filed in an effort to quash a resident-backed ballot question on term limits for Arlington Heights village officials. At issue is a referendum petition led by local resident Bill Gnech, an outspoken critic of the village government,...
  • 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...
  • Cove Point zoning exemption overturned

    Cove Point zoning exemption overturned
    A Calvert County circuit judge has overturned the Southern Maryland county's decision to exempt the proposed Cove Point liquefied natural gas export facility from local zoning regulations. It's not clear, however, whether the decision affects plans for...
  • In this group, she's just Gloria Molina, quilter

    In this group, she's just Gloria Molina, quilter
    Women filed into a classroom at an East Los Angeles community center. Some came alone, some in groups of two and three. Most were Latina and edging past middle age. They hauled tote bags full of fabric and rolled suitcases holding sewing machines. One...
  • Eric Garcetti, Other Mayors to Lobby Sacramento to Expand Film Tax Credit

    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and other California civic leaders will lobby Sacramento on Wednesday to push for extension and expansion of the state's tax incentive program for movies and TV shows. Garcetti's schedule includes a meeting with...
  • Northbrook trustees discuss medical marijuana rules

     Northbrook trustees discuss medical marijuana rules
    Northbrook trustees called for more discussion on zoning regulations for medical marijuana dispensaries Tuesday. Some trustees questioned whether commercially zoned districts would be the best spots in town for operation of marijuana dispensaries,...
  • Chinese couple abducted, home razed; case points to weak rule of law

    If you don’t know how to make a homemade cannon or master martial arts like Bruce Lee, if you don’t have a foreigner as your spouse or have money to hire a professional guard, you might be out of luck if your home happens to stand in the way...
  • Illinois' business tax burden? Not so bad, report says

    Illinois' business tax burden? Not so bad, report says
    Illinois' tax burden ranks lower than about half the country, according to a report released Wednesday.  Illinois was ranked 27th among 50 states and the District of Columbia, for business income that goes toward state and local taxes including property...
  • What's A New Municipal Building Doing In Ballpark Bids?

    What's A New Municipal Building Doing In Ballpark Bids?
    Wait a minute. A new municipal building? Where did that come from? That's what some folks were asking this past week after the two bids that the city received for developing a minor league baseball stadium and surrounding land just north of I-84 in...
  • Chicago Tribune poll: Support for Mayor Rahm Emanuel falling fast in Chicago

    Chicago Tribune poll: Support for Mayor Rahm Emanuel falling fast in Chicago
    Chicago voters have grown sharply dissatisfied with Mayor Rahm Emanuel's job performance and have signaled a willingness to support his most prominent potential challenger, a new Chicago Tribune poll has found. Facing concerns over crime, education...