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  • 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...
  • 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 &...
  • 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...
  • Homer Glen debates when to take over Woodbine Golf Course

    Homer Glen debates when to take over Woodbine Golf Course
    Homer Glen's village board is expected to make a decision this month on whether to fully take over the Woodbine Golf Course property this winter as planned or renew an agreement with the former owner to maintain the golf course another year. "We need to...
  • 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...
  • Electronic messages voted down in Orland Park

    Electronic messages voted down in Orland Park
    Village officials Monday rejected electronic message boards on LaGrange Road, with Mayor Dan McLaughlin saying the vote to retain the current sign ordinance was "purely a decision of what do we want Orland Park to look like." The vote was 4-2 against...
  • 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...
  • Supreme Court ruling on prayer at board meetings still reverberates

    Supreme Court ruling on prayer at board meetings still reverberates
    The letter arrived in Sue Galloway's mailbox with no return address and a brief message warning Galloway, who is Jewish, to "be careful." It was signed "666." Across town, Linda Stephens, an atheist, received a similarly worded letter, along with a...