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  • Ukraine leaders vow not to cede land; Russia tightens grip on Crimea

    KIEV, Ukraine -- Leaders of Ukraine vowed Sunday not to cede any part of their nation’s territory, even as Russia defended its virtual takeover of the disputed Crimean peninsula and signaled its willingness to act on the result of an upcoming...
  • More Russians in Crimea; Ukraine holds out hope for settlement

    More Russians in Crimea; Ukraine holds out hope for settlement
    KIEV, Ukraine – The Ukrainian government said Saturday that there was a glimmer of hope for a peaceful, mediated solution to the crisis in Crimea even as signs emerged of a further strengthening of Russian forces on the strategic Ukrainian...
  • Tension escalates as Russia presses claim for Ukraine's Crimea

    Tension escalates as Russia presses claim for Ukraine's Crimea
    KIEV, Ukraine – The rhetorical contest over Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula escalated Friday with Russian lawmakers pledging to welcome the region into Moscow’s fold after a planned referendum on secession and the government in Kiev...
  • Crimea lawmakers schedule secession referendum

    Crimea lawmakers schedule secession referendum
    KIEV, Ukraine — Rebellious ethnic Russians in Ukraine's Crimea region raised the stakes Thursday in the so-far bloodless battle for control of the strategic peninsula when regional lawmakers voted unanimously in favor of secession and moved to put...
  • Creating tax for disability services would put Kane County in unique spot

    Creating tax for disability services would put Kane County in unique spot
    If Kane County voters approve a tax proposal to fund developmental disabilities services next month, county officials, providers and the general public will have to work through a system that exists nowhere else in Illinois. The county, according to...
  • Renewed push for term limits in Tinley Park

    Renewed push for term limits in Tinley Park
    Critics of long-serving Tinley Park Mayor Ed Zabrocki and the incumbent village board are once again petitioning for a ballot referendum on term limits for the village's elected officials. This time, local attorney Steve Eberhardt plans to make the...
  • Obama: Referendum on independence in Crimea is unconstitutional

    Obama: Referendum on independence in Crimea is unconstitutional
    WASHINGTON – President Obama on Thursday declared that a referendum asking Crimean voters if they want to join Russia would violate Ukraine's constitution and international law, and he promised to keep ramping up the pressure on Russia until it...
  • Crimea sets March 16 vote on seceding from Ukraine, joining Russia

    KIEV, Ukraine -- The Russian-controlled parliament of Ukraine’s Crimea area voted Thursday to secede and join Russia, and set a March 16 public vote on the latest move aimed at wresting the strategic peninsula from Ukraine. Officials in the...
  • Willow Road tunnel on primary ballot

    Willow Road tunnel on primary ballot
    Winnetka voters in the March 18 primary election will be asked to weigh in on construction of a Willow Road stormwater tunnel, even though the village council seems determined to proceed with the centerpiece of a $41 million flood control program....
  • More Cal State campuses are considering 'student success fees'

    They are called "student success fees" and they offer the promise of more classes and programs and improved graduation rates for thousands of California State University students. But critics say they are a thinly veiled attempt to shift more education...
  • New Crimea leaders move up referendum date

    New Crimea leaders move up referendum date
    KIEV, Ukraine -- Crimea's new pro-Moscow premier, Sergei Aksenov, moved the date of the peninsula's status referendum to March 30. On Thursday, the Crimean parliament, which appointed Aksenov,  had called for a referendum on May 25, the date also set...