| Mar 27, 2014
| 10:36 AM
The United Nations General Assembly overwhelmingly adopted a resolution declaring Crimea’s referendum on independence illegal, a move that U.S. and European diplomats hope will help deter Russia from seizing more of Ukraine.
The measure, sponsored...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 3:12 PM
Westmont trustees likely will consider a plan to implement a new stormwater utility fee to alleviate flooding in the village.
At the Community Stormwater Stakeholder meeting on June 10, a consultant for the village told members of the group and the...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 12:22 PM
Now it's official: Park Ridge residents will decide in November whether to pay more property tax to the Park Ridge Public Library for four years to restore services and hours.
On Monday, aldermen voted 6-1 to put the question on the Nov. 4 general...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 7:10 AM
While a vote of 612-550 resolved the town government budget for fiscal 2014-15, the school budget is headed for round three following a cut of an additional $342,000.
The cut was made by the Board of Finance the day after the revised school spending...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 3:09 PM
Park Ridge residents might be asked whether to create and fund a citywide stormwater management program.
Aldermen agreed by informal consensus on June 16 to craft and place that question on the Nov. 4 general election ballot, while simultaneously moving...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 8:30 PM
EDINBURGH, Scotland -- Next week the Edinburgh Film Festival marks the 20th anniversary of the start of production on "Braveheart" with a special screening, which coincides nicely with the run-up to September's referendum on Scottish independence. Both...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 10:51 AM
More than 400,000 Hong Kong residents cast electronic ballots Friday in a nonbinding referendum aimed at giving the Chinese city’s 7.2 million people more of a voice in how their chief executive is selected, organizers of the vote said.
| Jun 5, 2014
| 1:09 PM
Park Ridge voters could see a Nov. 4 referendum on a possible property tax increase to support the Park Ridge Public Library.
Approval of the referendum would mean restoration of hours that have been cut in recent years, purchase of new materials and...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 3:53 PM
Lake Bluff Park District officials will ask voters in November to approve a referendum request for $3.1 million, a move they hope will be more palatable than the $10.1 million referendum request rejected in 2010.
Officials are asking voters to approve...
| Mar 7, 2014
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...
| Feb 5, 2014
Practically speaking, Bruce Rauner is correct when he answers "doesn't matter" when asked for his views on same-sex marriage. He's one of four candidates for governor in next month's Republican primary, and there's a better chance that the state Capitol.....