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  • Oak Park grants another extension for retail-office plan

    Oak Park grants another extension for retail-office plan
    The Oak Park Village Board granted a developer an eighth deadline extension for a retail and office complex that was first proposed for Madison Street in 2009. The board gave River Forest-based Nevin Hedlund Architects until July 1, 2015 to submit a...
  • Mayor says she won't fund job-training program, sparking debate

    Mayor says she won't fund job-training program, sparking debate
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has declined to fund a proposed East Baltimore job-training program backed by an influential community group, sparking a war of words over whether City Hall is doing enough to help the unemployed. The interfaith coalition...
  • China sees less policy room to fight growth slowdown

    BEIJING (Reuters) - China has less and less room to rely on policy tools to support the economy, the country's top economic planning agency said on Wednesday, as the government tries to arrest a protracted slowdown this year. Last week, the government...
  • First elected in 1949, 93-year-old Apopka mayor loses historic vote

    First elected in 1949, 93-year-old Apopka mayor loses historic vote
    Apopka voters decided Tuesday that it was finally time for a change. After a historic run by 93-year-old Mayor John Land, they chose a new direction in the name of Joe Kilsheimer, 56, who campaigned on the need for younger, more energetic leadership in...
  • Can a low-profile Garcetti deliver big-time for L.A.?

    A story line has developed during Mayor Eric Garcetti's first nine months on the job, and it goes something like this: In stark contrast to his predecessor, Antonio Villaraigosa, who often held multiple news conferences a day and launched big initiatives,...
  • Fixing child protection means fixing L.A. County government

    Fixing child protection means fixing L.A. County government
    In August, as the newly formed Blue Ribbon Commission on Child Protection convened for the first time and members spoke aloud about the kinds of issues they expected they’d have to deal with, appointee Andrea Rich noted that there are certain...
  • Heads up, City Hall. You have to pay for pension repairs.

    Heads up, City Hall. You have to pay for pension repairs.
    The Illinois General Assembly delivered a special package Tuesday to the Chicago City Council: a pension fix that probably requires aldermen to raise property taxes — less than a year before they stand for re-election. Given the terrible...
  • Frankfort officials award contract for new Village Hall

     Frankfort officials award contract for new Village Hall
    Frankfort trustees bypassed the low bidder Monday in awarding a $4 million contract to build a new Village Hall. Construction Solutions of Illinois was chosen from among the 17 general contractors that applied to oversee construction of the 10,000-...
  • Water line struggle likely to continue

    Water line struggle likely to continue
    Five Will County towns whose legal battle to seize control of a private water line hit a snag last month have refocused their efforts. The Northern Will County Water Agency — comprising Bolingbrook, Homer Glen, Romeoville, Lemont and Woodridge &#...
  • LaSalle County settles lawsuit with woman stripped after arrest

    LaSalle County settles lawsuit with woman stripped after arrest
    LaSalle County authorities will pay hundreds of thousands of dollars to settle lawsuits filed after a female inmate was stripped naked by four sheriff's deputies last year, and officials also plan to implement new jail policies to address strip searches....
  • How Illinois ranks in the U.S. on key indicators

    How Illinois ranks in the U.S. on key indicators
    Is Illinois better off in 2014 than it was four years ago? In 2010 we pored over a virtual library of statistics to assess where Illinois stood relative to other states and produced a chart much like this one. Today we replicate that exercise as closely...