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  • Leader of Catalonia region determined to try to secede from Spain

    Leader of Catalonia region determined to try to secede from Spain
    Spain's prime minister failed to strike a compromise Wednesday with the pro-independence leader of Catalonia to keep the northeast region from holding a November referendum on breaking away from Spain. Catalan President Artur Mas traveled to Madrid...
  • Berlin Council Moves Hearing On Proposed New Police Station To August

    BERLIN — The town council voted Tuesday to move a public hearing on a proposed $21 million bond issue to build a new police station from Sept. 16 to Aug. 12. The earlier date, approved by a 4-3 party line vote with majority Democrats prevailing,...
  • Orange amendments would restrict citizens' ability to change charter

    Orange amendments would restrict citizens' ability to change charter
    When Orange County voters go to the polls in November, they'll be deciding some key issues that could significantly change the way county elections are held, and also restrict citizens from making their own changes to the county's government charter. One...
  • New Trier's $102.5 million project taking shape

    New Trier's $102.5 million project taking shape
    The New Trier Township High School District 203 school board is expected to vote Aug. 14 on whether to put on the November ballot an $89 million bond issue request, district officials said recently. The massive renovation of the Winnetka campus...
  • Earlier Hearing Sought For $21M Berlin Police HQ Project

    BERLIN — Setting an earlier public hearing date for a proposed $21 million police station will be discussed by the town council at a special meeting Tuesday. The meeting comes a week after a divided council voted to set the hearing date for Sept....
  • Scotland's expats want a say on independence from Britain

    Scotland's expats want a say on independence from Britain
    From the time he was a wee lad on his grandpa's knee, Ian Cowe had pride in his Scottish roots drummed into his bonny little head. Born in Edinburgh, he went to college there, spent part of his career in Scotland and joined the local Scottish cultural...
  • Speak Out: Muddying the laws

    In response to "TRUTH ABOUT HOBBY LOBBY," The Supreme Court's ruling was not a great decision for "religious freedom for all." It favors one religious group over others, so there's no cause to rejoice, especially given our exceptional history to worship...
  • Cook County Board adds two questions to packed fall ballot

    Cook County Board adds two questions to packed fall ballot
    An already lengthy list of questions that will be posed to Chicago voters this fall got a little longer today after the Cook County Board voted to add two more advisory referendums to the Nov. 4 ballot. That increases to 10 the number of queries to be...
  • Park Ridge ballot issues come into focus

    Park Ridge ballot issues come into focus
    Park Ridge's referendum picture became clearer Monday as aldermen approved one question about airport noise and gave their first formal nod to a revamped question on a property tax increase for Park Ridge Public Library. The City Council unanimously...
  • Park Ridge must redo tax referendum

    Park Ridge must redo tax referendum
    Park Ridge aldermen must re-approve the recently OK'd referendum question asking residents whether to pay more property tax to the Park Ridge Public Library for four years, thanks to the city's newly revealed property value plummet. On June 16, aldermen...
  • 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...