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  • 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...
  • Iraqi Kurds signal intent to hold independence referendum

    Iraqi Kurds signal intent to hold independence referendum
    The leader of Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region called on lawmakers Thursday to prepare an independence referendum, a move that threatens to lead to the breakup of Iraq. Kurdistan, where most of Iraq's 5 million Kurds live in an oasis of stability ...
  • Surveys show support for New Trier referendum

    Surveys show support for New Trier referendum
    Officials with New Trier Township High School District 203 said they are cautiously optimistic with the favorable results of a pair of recent surveys gauging community support of a proposed $89 million referendum to renovate the Winnetka campus. The...
  • Des Plaines debates electrical aggregation referendum

    Des Plaines debates electrical aggregation referendum
    The Des Plaines City Council debated recently whether residents and small-business owners would be interested in allowing city officials to negotiate a potentially lower monthly electric bill on their behalf. Illinois law allows municipalities and...
  • It takes a village to shame a working mother

    It takes a village to shame a working mother
    Kristin Osborne, the mom who brought her 10-day-old to the National Restaurant Association trade show on Saturday, was tossed from McCormick Place straight into the jaws of a hungry, hostile public. From the chicagotribune.com comment board: "Why...
  • Separatists urge supporters in east Ukraine to vote on autonomy

    Separatists urge supporters in east Ukraine to vote on autonomy
    As violent clashes flared anew in eastern Ukraine, pro-Russia separatists summoned their supporters to vote Sunday on whether to seek autonomy from the government in Kiev despite widespread condemnation of the rogue referendum and retracted support from...
  • As Ukraine separatists prepare to vote, world awaits Kremlin response

    Pro-Russia gunmen occupying Ukrainian government buildings in the volatile eastern regions of Donetsk and Luhansk have summoned the local populations to vote Sunday on whether to seek “autonomy” from the government in Kiev, a divisive...
  • Ukraine's separatist referendum draws 'yes' votes from many sides

    Galvanized by fear and propaganda, residents of eastern Ukraine voted Sunday in a widely condemned and unmonitored referendum on independence that is expected to be declared an overwhelming victory by its separatist organizers. Ukraine’s central...
  • Violence flares in eastern Ukraine as separatists hold referendum

    Ukrainian government forces opened fire on pro-Russian militants Sunday in the eastern town of Krasnoarmeysk, killing one man, whom a regional separatist leader identified as a civilian. Denis Pushilin, self-proclaimed leader of the "People’s...
  • EU imposes fresh round of sanctions linked to Ukraine conflict

    EU imposes fresh round of sanctions linked to Ukraine conflict
    The European Union added 13 people Monday to its blacklist of Russian officials and others subject to visa bans and asset freezes for their roles in the ongoing unrest in eastern and southern Ukraine. The names of those affected were not immediately...
  • Coral Springs voters to cast ballot on proposed tax in November

    In addition to choosing a new mayor in November as well as three commissioners, voters in Coral Springs will take to the polls to decide whether to create a new tax for themselves. A $12.4 million bond that would take 20 years to pay off would upgrade...