| Jun 26, 2014
| 2:30 PM
The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court shuffled the deck in New England public affairs Tuesday when it ruled that there shall be a referendum in the Bay State this fall on legalizing state licensed casinos. This was good news on many counts.
| Jun 24, 2014
| 12:01 PM
Park Ridge aldermen took a step Monday to placing a question on the Nov. 4 election ballot about the process establishing noise and air quality standards around O'Hare Internatonal Airport.
Aldermen gave the go-ahead to the drafting of a referendum...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 5:11 AM
As Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn commemorated the same-sex marriage law he signed by visiting a gay wedding ceremony Monday, Republican challenger Bruce Rauner said he’d be open to repealing it if that’s what Illinois voters wanted.
| Jun 29, 2014
| 3:53 AM
More than 780,000 votes were cast by Sunday, the final day of an unofficial referendum on democratic reforms in Hong Kong, part of a civil campaign that has been branded illegal by local and mainland Chinese authorities.
Hong Kong, a free-wheeling,...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 8:19 AM
Nearly 800,000 people voted in a nonbinding Hong Kong referendum aimed at agitating for greater democracy, organizers said early Monday, and the semi-autonomous Chinese city was bracing for hundreds of thousands of people to march through the streets...
| 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 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...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 1:09 PM
Park Ridge voters could see a Nov. 4 referendum on a possible property tax increase to support the Park Ridge Public Library.
Approval of the referendum would mean restoration of hours that have been cut in recent years, purchase of new materials and...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 3:09 PM
Park Ridge residents might be asked whether to create and fund a citywide stormwater management program.
Aldermen agreed by informal consensus on June 16 to craft and place that question on the Nov. 4 general election ballot, while simultaneously moving...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 12:22 PM
Now it's official: Park Ridge residents will decide in November whether to pay more property tax to the Park Ridge Public Library for four years to restore services and hours.
On Monday, aldermen voted 6-1 to put the question on the Nov. 4 general...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 1:38 PM
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...