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  • An untimely decision

    Decisions made at local city halls in Hampton Roads have a more direct and profound effect on citizens' lives than those made in Richmond or Washington. It is at meetings of city councils and boards of supervisors where communities come together to...
  • 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...
  • City Hall looking for team to manage Riverwalk

    City Hall looking for team to manage Riverwalk
    City Hall is looking for a team to add more than 100,000 square feet of retail space along the city’s Riverwalk and generate enough money to help pay off the $99 million federal loan being used to extend the scenic walkway along the Chicago River....
  • Two Brazilian firms bidding to buy Chiquita

    Shares of Chiquita Brands International surged on Monday after two Brazilian companies offered to buy the Charlotte, N.C.-based fruit giant and break up a planned merger with an Irish firm. Sao Paulo, Brazil-based investment firm Safra and Araraquara,...
  • 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...
  • Elmhurst residents object to stormwater detention projects

    Elmhurst residents object to stormwater detention projects
    Poised to ask the park district and school district 205 to help with flood mitigation projects, Elmhurst aldermen heard from residents concerned that the problem was not being solved, but shifted. Ald. Jim Kennedy, chairman of the Public Works Committee...
  • Spat over grass looms tall

     Spat over grass looms tall
    It's no happy median that greets Frankfort officials as they drive east of town on U.S. Route 30. The neatly-trimmed strips of lawn inside the village give way to unkempt grass standing about a foot tall on the patches that divide the highway east of...
  • Somers Campaigns As Outsider In Lieutenant Governor Race

    Somers Campaigns As Outsider In Lieutenant Governor Race
    Uttered at every campaign stop and imprinted on all of her volunteers' T-shirts is a word that Republican lieutenant governor candidate Heather Somers has used to define her campaign. Outsider. The former Groton mayor is heading to a primary Tuesday...
  • Howard County assessing security after two die at Merriweather concert

    Howard County assessing security after two die at Merriweather concert
    Howard County officials say they are investigating security and screening procedures at Merriweather Post Pavilion after two concertgoers died and 19 others were sent to hospitals during an electronic dance music festival over the weekend. The deaths of...
  • Official: Condo lawsuit creates 'chilling effect'

     Official: Condo lawsuit creates 'chilling effect'
    Clarendon Hills officials are calling a lawsuit filed by a downtown business owner and a resident to halt a condo project a threat to their ability to make decisions on behalf of residents. Village Manager Randy Recklaus said the legal action, coming...