| Oct 29, 2013
Months after Niles voters overwhelmingly approved term limits in two conflicting referendum requests, experts say a court order likely will be needed for one of those term-limit rules to become law.
Officials in the near northwest suburb said they...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 10:44 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — On its face it doesn't look menacing: a proposed waterfront development of upscale condominiums that step down from 12 stories to five near San Francisco's towering financial district.
Cafes and stores on the ground floor. Public...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 8:59 AM
Winnetka residents have filed a petition for an advisory referendum on the village's controversial $41 million stormwater management project.
After a preliminary review of the document, officials said the petition appears to comply with election law...
| Nov 12, 2013
The first round of Park Ridge's multi-year flood relief plan is 70 percent complete with seven of 10 projects done at a cost of $5.3 million. But those last three projects are the biggest, most complex and most expensive.
Aldermen and residents...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 1:11 PM
The Winnetka Caucus annual Town Meeting took a tumultuous turn Monday, as residents sharply divided over a proposed $41 million stormwater management program narrowly defeated two platforms that favored holding an advisory referendum to gauge local...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 1:23 PM
Video gambling in Highwood remains in play as the City Council, residents and business owners argue the merits of an activity that could bring an estimated $75,000 to $125,000 annually to the cash-strapped city.
Opponents of video gambling have argued...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 5:24 AM
LONDON -- An independent Scotland would be richer, fairer and nuclear-free but would keep the British pound, the queen and membership in the European Union, the Scottish government pledged Tuesday, laying out its most comprehensive blueprint for secession...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 2:37 PM
LONDON — An independent Scotland would be richer, fairer and nuclear-free but would keep the British pound, the queen and membership in the European Union and NATO, the Scottish government pledged Tuesday, laying out its most comprehensive blueprint...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 9:14 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Ald. Edward Burke introduced a plan Tuesday to limit where medical marijuana dispensaries and growing operations can set up shop in the city after the drug becomes legal Jan. 1.
The proposal would require special use permits...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 4:26 PM
A Baltimore County judge has upheld the local election board's decision to reject petitions that sought to overturn county zoning maps.
Circuit Judge Jan Marshall Alexander ruled this week in the case. In February, the county election board rejected...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 11:07 AM
If the District 113 Board of Education can find money in the construction budget to pay for the technology, spectators at Highland Park and Deerfield high schools won't have to sweat as much when new swimming pools open in 2015.