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  • New Trier building project would mean hike in property taxes

    New Trier building project would mean hike in property taxes
    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...
  • Madigan pushes ballot question on $10-an-hour minimum wage

    Madigan pushes ballot question on $10-an-hour minimum wage
    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...
  • Park Ridge officials inch closer to library tax referendum

    Park Ridge officials inch closer to library tax referendum
    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...
  • Madigan $10 an hour minimum wage referendum advances

    Madigan $10 an hour minimum wage referendum advances
    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. The...
  • Park Ridge official suggests library break off from city

    Park Ridge official suggests library break off from city
    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...
  • Palos Heights seeks public input on recreation center plan

    Palos Heights seeks public input on recreation center plan
    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...
  • Russia says Ukraine vote not valid without talks with separatists

    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...
  • Obama, Ukrainian prime minister to meet for Crimea talks

    Obama, Ukrainian prime minister to meet for Crimea talks
    WASHINGTON -- President Obama is scheduled to host the new Ukrainian prime minister at the White House on Wednesday as the U.S. and allies prepare for a coming referendum on whether the Crimea region of the European nation should become independent....
  • Group of 7, European Union warn Russia against Crimea gambit

    The leaders of Germany and Poland warned Russia on Wednesday that it has until Monday to agree to work with an international "contact group" to resolve the crisis in Ukraine's Crimea region or face immediate sanctions. At a meeting in Warsaw, Polish...
  • Support the Kane County referendum

    On March 18, the residents of unincorporated Kane County will have an opportunity to vote on the Kane County Electric Aggregation Referendum. If passed, this referendum will allow the Kane County Board to potentially secure cheaper electricity for...
  • Ukraine premier urges Russia, U.N. Security Council to prevent war

    Ukraine's acting prime minister appealed to the United Nations Security Council and Russia's ambassador to the world body to end the "military aggression" against the Crimean peninsula that threatens to plunge the two former Soviet republics into war....