| May 14, 2014
| 10:05 PM
Following community outcry and a successful referendum campaign, the Santa Monica City Council has rescinded a controversial development agreement for one of the city's largest projects.
The Bergamot Transit Village — a 765,000-square-foot office,...
| May 16, 2014
| 6:16 AM
House Speaker Michael Madigan has teed up a proposal that would put on the November ballot an advisory referendum that would ask voters whether the state’s minimum wage should be increased to $10 an hour by Jan. 1, a move that could help drive...
| May 16, 2014
| 8:37 AM
SPRINGFIELD --- House lawmakers today advanced a proposal backed by House Speaker Michael Madigan that would put an advisory referendum on the November ballot asking voters whether the state’s minimum wage should be increased to $10 an hour.
| May 19, 2014
| 10:06 AM
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:
| May 20, 2014
| 12:57 PM
A long-awaited renovation and expansion of the aged Palos Heights Recreation Center could be in the works with a little help from a nearby school district — provided voters back the project.
The city's Parks and Recreation Committee recently...
| 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...
| May 21, 2014
As a proposed referendum question asking Park Ridge residents whether to raise property taxes for the Park Ridge Public Library inches closer to the Nov. 4 ballot, one alderman is raising another question: should the library split from the city and create...
| 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...
| May 23, 2014
| 8:36 AM
SPRINGFIELD --- Speaker Michael Madigan's symbolic "millionaire's tax" fall ballot question got out of the House today.
House lawmakers voted 64-46 to put on the Nov. 4 ballot an advisory question asking voters whether they support the idea of an...
| 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 6, 2014
| 7:20 PM
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Tuesday issued a veiled warning that the Kremlin won't recognize Ukraine's May 25 presidential election unless the Kiev government first submits to power-sharing talks with pro-Russia separatists in eastern...