| Jun 23, 2014
Last year North Riverside officials received a letter from a state agency ordering the village to start paying more into its underfunded pension accounts or face a financial reckoning.
The ultimatum and a shortage of cash prompted the village to...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 12:44 PM
P: El año pasado me hice ciudadana. Presenté la I-130 para pedir a mamá y fue aprobada. Ella vive en Honduras y no sé cómo seguir con el caso.
Mi mamá vino en 2000 con visa de turista. Un notario que le recomendó solicitar asilo político. Recibió el...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 5:59 PM
P: Soy ciudadano estadounidense. Mi hermana, su esposo y su hijo viven en Venezuela pero están aquí de visita, y debido a lo que está pasando allá, no quieren regresar. Consultaron con un abogado que les aconsejó pedir asilo político; otro les dijo que...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 8:43 AM
RICHMOND – The United States rested its case against former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife Thursday, and the defense will present its side of this convoluted story starting Monday.
McDonnell’s attorneys have promised he will testify, though...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 5:04 PM
North Riverside's recent efforts to cure its pension-driven financial ills have little bearing on the question of whether the village violated state statutes by underfunding its police and fire pensions, a state Department of Insurance attorney said in...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 7:39 PM
A plan for a gun shop and shooting range within walking distance of several schools is generating controversy in near northwest suburban Niles.
The proposal has drawn complaints because the business would stand within walking distance of schools...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 1:43 PM
The hotel elevator doors opened and Yiwei Huang stepped out, ready for his college orientation.
He held his mother's hand as he approached the registration table.
He pored over the rows of name tags, each belonging to a future classmate, until he...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 6:17 AM
Retired cops, firefighters and City Hall employees sometimes get an extra payday known as the 13th check.
It comes each year the pension funds have robust earnings and has ranged from $200 to more than $26,000.
But it comes at a cost to taxpayers: The...
| Jul 23, 2014
| 8:13 AM
A proposed gun shop/shooting range that has generated controversy because of its location near several schools will be coming to Niles.
The Niles Village Board of Trustees voted 4-1 Tuesday to approve a special use permit to allow firearms sales,...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 1:04 PM
Highland Park council member David Naftzger recently announced his resignation from the City Council, effective immediately, citing the need to spend more time on work and with family.
Naftzger, a fiscal conservative who was often the voice of dissent...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 3:19 PM
Mayor Nancy Rotering will appoint Michelle Holleman, a communications professional with pension expertise, to the Highland Park City Council on July 28 pending council approval.
Holleman will fill the seat vacated by former council member David...