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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 'Bathroom Bill' petition drive is thousands of signatures short as deadline looms

    'Bathroom Bill' petition drive is thousands of signatures short as deadline looms
    With a weekend deadline looming, a conservative group – shadowed by an equal rights organization – is making a final push in an uphill effort to collect enough signatures to force a ballot referendum on a transgender rights law scheduled to...
  • Putin asks pro-Russia separatists in Ukraine to delay referendum

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that he had pulled back troops from the border with Ukraine and called on Kremlin-allied separatists to delay a referendum on whether  Ukraine's regions should have a greater degree of autonomy. Putin,...
  • Putin visits seized Crimea territory, hails its 'return' to Russia

    Putin visits seized Crimea territory, hails its 'return' to Russia
    Russian President Vladimir Putin stirred fresh outrage Friday when he capped his country’s annual Victory Day display of military might with a visit to the Crimean territory seized from Ukraine earlier this year and praised its return to the “...
  • Emanuel rips scab off my Soldier Field rehab wounds

     
    I've combined a post from earlier this week with a commentary for my Sunday print column My PDSD — Post-Daley Stress Disorder — is relatively under control. I sometimes cringe involuntarily when inserting my credit card into parking meter...
  • 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....