| Oct 25, 2013
| 12:31 PM
A Hartford voter may well wonder this year whether it is worth the time to cast a ballot. The answer is yes, to save the city money.
The doubt about whether to vote is inspired by the fact that all four candidates listed are going to win. Under the...
| 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 4, 2013
| 4:29 AM
PALMER, Mass. — One opponent likens Mohegan Sun's proposed casino complex to a Star Wars spaceship, with its bright, angular features jutting from a local hillside to beckon nearby drivers on the Massachusetts Turnpike. Critics argue that the casino...
| 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...
| 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.
| Oct 22, 2013
Kane County voters could see a tax increase request on next spring's ballot that would generate about $12 million annually for services for the developmentally disabled.
Advocates are working to educate residents about the need for the money, while...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 4:23 PM
The dispute over an environmental ballot question tossed by the Lehigh County Elections Board will continue until at least Friday. Lehigh County Judge Michele Varricchio continued arguments Wednesday after waste-to-energy developer Delta Thermo Energy...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 4:03 PM
Wheaton Warrenville Community Unit School District 200 has tried phone surveys, Internet surveys and community forums.
But, school officials say, that just hasn't been enough. It is still a challenge to figure out what the community wants.
| Oct 9, 2013
| 7:14 AM
Orange County Election Supervisor Bill Cowles wants to be pulled from the middle of a paid sick time ballot referendum fight.
Cowles' attorney late Tuesday asked a judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed in August that seeks to remove a paid sick time...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 10:34 AM
A growing contingent of Winnetka residents opposed to the village's $61 million stormwater management project are determined to put a halt to a proposal that has ignited the fury of local homeowners groups and environmentalists.
Other residents are just...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 1:05 PM
LONDON -- In a referendum many Americans would drool over, voters in Ireland have narrowly rejected a proposal to abolish their Senate, despite a vigorous campaign in favor of eliminating the upper house of parliament in order to save money.