| Jun 17, 2014
| 7:10 AM
While a vote of 612-550 resolved the town government budget for fiscal 2014-15, the school budget is headed for round three following a cut of an additional $342,000.
The cut was made by the Board of Finance the day after the revised school spending...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 1:39 PM
When Wilmette voters cast ballots in the November election, they may be weighing in on providing money to two revered local institutions — New Trier High School and the village's lakefront.
Officials of the Wilmette Park District recently said...
| May 25, 2014
| 4:21 PM
New Trier Township High School District 203 officials are planning in coming weeks to gauge voter perception of a proposed $89 million building referendum via a community survey and phone poll.
Residents across New Trier Township are expected to get a...
| Apr 30, 2014
As New Trier Township High School District 203 intensifies its efforts to pitch to voters an $89 million building referendum, officials said recently that if the measure is passed in November, homeowners likely will see a roughly 1.7 percent hike in their...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 8:30 PM
EDINBURGH, Scotland -- Next week the Edinburgh Film Festival marks the 20th anniversary of the start of production on "Braveheart" with a special screening, which coincides nicely with the run-up to September's referendum on Scottish independence. Both...
| 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...
| May 5, 2014
| 3:10 PM
Park Ridge voters could be asked this November to pay an additional $800,000, or more, in taxes for each of the next four to five years to stave off projected deficits and cuts at the city's public library.
Park Ridge aldermen and library board trustees...
| May 20, 2014
| 1:14 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is moving cautiously on the issue of raising the city's minimum wage, announcing the creation of a committee that will discuss the pros and cons and report back to him.
The famously hard-charging mayor doesn't need to solicit input on...
| 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...