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  • Coleman And Wooden Squareoff In 2nd District Primary

    With almost 20 years on the job as the state senator from the 2nd District, Eric Coleman sees himself as as a man in a postion of power who can get things done. "I'm at the top of my influence as a legislator," said Coleman, co-chairman of the...
  • City commissioners like no-new-taxes budget for new year

    City commissioners like no-new-taxes budget for new year
    It’s been a while, City Manager Randy Knight noted, since Winter Park raised its property taxes. “The millage rate of 4.0923 is the same millage rate we’ve had now for six years,” Knight told city commissioners during the July 28...
  • As Karen Lewis chats up media, Rahm plays it safe

     As Karen Lewis chats up media, Rahm plays it safe
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel had his photograph taken Thursday at various stops, where he officially cared about children and parks and lungs. But he didn't take any questions about city issues or any other questions, either. He would only allow images of himself...
  • Pizzeria owner, 75, says he'll still work after $6.5 million settlement

    Pizzeria owner, 75, says he'll still work after $6.5 million settlement
    Following the settlement of an unusual lawsuit against Mount Prospect, a 75-year-old pizzeria owner said he looks forward to continuing to run his restaurant into the foreseeable future. Mount Prospect’s village board agreed this week to a $6.5...
  • Potential Emanuel challenger looking for campaign staffers

    Potential Emanuel challenger looking for campaign staffers
    Ald. Robert Fioretti may not be running for mayor yet, but he’s searching for campaign staffers like a politician who’s thinking about it. The 2nd Ward alderman, a frequent critic of Mayor Rahm Emanuel, confirmed Tuesday that he has hired a...
  • Tinley Park trustees approve term limit referendum

    Tinley Park trustees approve term limit referendum
    This fall, Tinley Park residents will again be asked to vote on whether the village should institute term limits for its elected officials. Tinley's board voted unanimously Tuesday night to place a binding referendum on the Nov. 4 ballot asking...
  • Oak Park to guarantee Volvo loan

    Oak Park to guarantee Volvo loan
    The village of Oak Park will guarantee a loan of up to $550,000 to a Volvo dealership over the next several years in a deal that uses economic development funds in a new way. The dealership, near Garfield Street and Harlem Avenue in the Harlem...
  • Park Ridge looks for new finance director

    Park Ridge looks for new finance director
    Park Ridge is looking for a new finance director after the Monday resignation of Kent Oliven, who nursed the city's fiscal health through a year and a half of budget battles, revenue woes and warnings from bond rating agencies. City Manager Shawn...
  • Tinley Park awards no-bid projects to political insider

    Tinley Park awards no-bid projects to political insider
    Every year, Tinley Park officials spend tens of thousands of dollars printing three newsletters that tout the town's virtues. In a recent edition of the Tinley Park Exchange, Mayor Ed Zabrocki lauded the village's "conservative financial management" and...
  • Northwest Side alderman to run in different ward next year

    Northwest Side alderman to run in different ward next year
    Northwest Side Ald. Nick Sposato, whose 36th Ward was redrawn to include a Latino majority, plans to run next year in a nearby ward, where Ald. Timothy Cullerton has announced he won’t seek re-election. Sposato’s decision came as no...
  • Businesses wait for verdict on electronic signs in Orland Park

    Businesses wait for verdict on electronic signs in Orland Park
    A handful of Orland Park business owners urged trustees to make a decision on a much-discussed proposal to allow electronic message boards on La Grange Road signs at a Village Board meeting Monday. Businesses along La Grange Road are being asked to...