| Jul 22, 2014
| 3:33 AM
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...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 9:56 AM
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...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 6:08 PM
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...
| Jul 24, 2014
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...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 1:41 PM
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...
| Jul 23, 2014
| 12:20 PM
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...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 8:38 AM
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...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 8:06 AM
Illinois' most high-profile Democrats have pushed in recent months to increase the minimum wage—but experts have offered mixed opinions on whether they will actually be successful, considering the looming election season.
“It depends on what...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 6:09 PM
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...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 7:04 PM
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,...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 7:07 PM
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...