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  • Zoning board splits on medical pot plans

    Zoning board splits on medical pot plans
    A controversial plan to open a medical marijuana dispensary near a residential neighborhood in Forest Park will go to village trustees without a positive recommendation from the Zoning Board of Appeals. The plan for the medical marijuana dispensary at...
  • Strip club owner, ex-White House aide among those seeking to sell medical pot

    Strip club owner, ex-White House aide among those seeking to sell medical pot
    The list of would-be medical marijuana purveyors seeking permits to locate in Chicago includes a trucking company founder and strip club owner, a former Clinton White House aide who's now a Latino issues advocate and two brothers who own a popular bar and...
  • Three medical marijuana clinics clear hurdle

    Three medical marijuana clinics clear hurdle
    Three companies that want to be among the city's first medical marijuana dispensaries won zoning approval Friday, but still need state license. Three fledgling companies that want to be among the city's first medical marijuana dispensaries cleared an...
  • Trader Joe's parking woes won't spur changes in Winter Park

    Trader Joe's parking woes won't spur changes in Winter Park
    After months of complaints about a lack of parking at the Trader Joe's shopping center in Winter Park, the city has decided its parking codes work just fine. City commissioners on Monday accepted the city Planning and Zoning Board's recommendation not...
  • Concerns raised over possibility of medical marijuana establishment in Forest Park

    Concerns raised over possibility of medical marijuana establishment in Forest Park
    Officials in Forest Park will consider two applications to establish medical cannabis dispensaries in the west suburban village this month, but the location of at least one of the proposed facilities has raised concerns from some residents. "There is...
  • Palm Beach County focuses on public transportation to improve travel

    Palm Beach County focuses on public transportation to improve travel
    To get more Palm Beach County residents out of their cars and onto buses, the county is planning to offer faster, more convenient public transportation that goes more places. Over the next 25 years, the county plans to spend a portion of the $4.23...
  • Thompson students raise money, awareness for homeless

    More than 40 Tourtellotte Memorial High School students swapped the comforts of their beds and homes on Oct. 17 for the tiny confines of boxes spread out on the Thompson Common. There under a clear sky, students created bunkers and readied themselves...
  • Residents organize to fight proposed shooting range near Hinsdale

     Residents organize to fight proposed shooting range near Hinsdale
    Concerns about safety, noise, pollution and disruption to wildlife are some of the reasons cited in a petition drawn up by residents who oppose plans to build a gun club at a private country club near Hinsdale's south side. The residents are asking that...
  • Horse feud splitting Barrington Hills

    Horse feud splitting Barrington Hills
    There's something missing from the stables at Oakwood Farm in Barrington Hills: horses. On a recent morning, most stalls were empty. The horses that had boarded here were gone, banished following a court order. The feud between neighbors that led to the...
  • Condo associations restrict rentals for their own good

    Condo associations restrict rentals for their own good
    We received a lengthy comment regarding one of our recent columns relating to leasing restrictions in condominiums. We've abbreviated the letter as follows: Q: Rental restrictions really can decrease resale values and hurt individual owners who think...
  • Rehab plan for Sears' old West Side HQ takes shape

    Rehab plan for Sears' old West Side HQ takes shape
    On Chicago's West Side, massive structures that once housed Sears, Roebuck & Co.'s headquarters remain reasonably well-preserved but empty since redevelopment efforts a decade ago fell victim to the housing crash. Now, a financing agreement approved...