| 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.
| Apr 17, 2014
| 2:47 PM
One of the hottest political campaigns of 2014 will kick into high gear this weekend as proponents of legalizing medical marijuana mobilize for a day of political organizing.
From locations in Fort Lauderdale, West Delray and 11 other communities, they'...
| 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.
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| 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 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 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 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 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 15, 2014
| 1:22 PM
Elmhurst Finance Committee members on Monday rejected a proposal to ask residents to vote on financing plans for the proposed Addison Avenue parking garage.
Aldermen Diane Gutenkauf and Michael Bram had asked that a non-binding referendum question be...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 4:45 AM
Chicago voters weighed in on three city referendums Tuesday, with a majority coming out in favor of keeping firearms out of restaurants that serve alcohol and limiting the size of gun magazines, and most taking a dim view of raising taxi fares,...