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  • 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...
  • Sterling near two-year high vs euro, caution on Scotland

    LONDON (Reuters) - Sterling edged towards a two-year high against the euro on Tuesday as hedge funds and speculators sold the single currency against the dollar and pound, betting euro zone monetary policy would stay loose. The risk of a surprise in...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Projected cost of Wilmette lakefront plan could rise

    Projected cost of Wilmette lakefront plan could rise
    The projected $13.3 million cost for the construction phase of Wilmette's Lakefront Master Plan could jump by as much as $1.7 million, officials said. "The exact figure is always in flux until you get to the end of a project," said Wilmette Park...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Tinley Park unveils term limits referendum

    Tinley Park unveils term limits referendum
    Tinley Park officials have unveiled a resolution that would place a binding referendum on the fall ballot asking voters whether they want term limits for elected officials. Under the resolution proposed by village leaders, Tinley Park's elected...
  • 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...