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  • Park Ridge backs referendum on airport noise

    Park Ridge backs referendum on airport noise
    Park Ridge Aldermen on Monday overwhelmingly endorsed an ordinance that, if it received final approval, will place an advisory question on the Nov. 4 general election ballot asking residents about noise levels at O'Hare airport. The question asks...
  • Kurdistan, Scotland and Catalonia: They just want to be free, or do they?

     Kurdistan, Scotland and Catalonia: They just want to be free, or do they?
    Massoud Barzani, president of Iraq's semiautonomous Kurdistan region, rattled many cages this month when he announced in parliament that the KRG would be moving ahead soon on a referendum on independence from Iraq. If Kurdistan goes ahead with such a...
  • Tinley Park to consider term limits referendum

    Tinley Park to consider term limits referendum
    Ask longtime Tinley Park Mayor Ed Zabrocki his opinion on term limits for village officials, and he'll tell you straight out that he's opposed. But the south suburb's village board is expected to vote on a resolution tonight that could help clear the...
  • Berlin Council Sets Sept. 16 Hearing On Proposed $21M Police Station

    BERLIN — A divided town council scheduled a Sept. 16 public hearing on the $21 million police station proposed for Farmington Avenue after Democrats failed Tuesday night in an effort to set the hearing for July 29. Republicans said the project is...
  • Lehigh commissioners take home rule charter change off the table

    Lehigh County's budget can go into effect with tax increases and spending cuts without the county commissioners having to approve either. Commissioner Mike Schware says that's a flaw in the system. But he also thinks commissioners should take more time...
  • Finance board returns $131,000 to school budget for referendum four

    The Griswold Board of Finance opted to split the difference between its second and third proposed school budget, returning $131,000 in funding back to the education spending plan in advance of the town's fourth referendum. The proposed $25,291,300...
  • Newington Community Center Plan Debated Again

    NEWINGTON — Plans for a new community center in Mill Pond Park continued to stoke controversy at Tuesday's town council meeting, with Democrats defending the proposal and some residents reiterating their objections. The new, standalone center is...
  • Without an approved budget, Stafford sets temporary mill rate

    Three times turned out not to be the charm, as Stafford voters for the third time turned down a 2014-2015 budget referendum on June 18. While the previous two budget referenda failed by significant margins, the June 18 vote on the $39.27 million proposed...
  • District 64 stays put on fees, computer cost

    District 64 stays put on fees, computer cost
    Parents of Park Ridge Niles District 64 students in grades six through eight will be required to shell out up to $650 for student fees and a required computer for the upcoming school year. Student fees total $315, while the district's 1:1 initiative...
  • Park Ridge delays decision on stormwater fee

     Park Ridge delays decision on stormwater fee
    Park Ridge might ask voters whether to create a new stormwater utility fee to help pay for future flood control projects, but won't do so in November. Aldermen on Monday informally concurred they need more information about what a stormwater utility fee...
  • Manchester School Proposal Going To November Referendum

    MANCHESTER — The board of directors agreed unanimously agreed Tuesday night to put an $84.2 million school renovation and consolidation plan up for a referendum in November. The proposal would create a fifth- and sixth-grade academy combining the...