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  • U.N. General Assembly rebukes Russia over Ukraine

    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...
  • Westmont looks at fee for flood control projects

    Westmont looks at fee for flood control projects
    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...
  • Park Ridge residents to vote on more money for library

     Park Ridge residents to vote on more money for library
    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...
  • Griswold School Budget Heads To Round Three

    Griswold School Budget Heads To Round Three
    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...
  • Park Ridge might pursue stormwater referendum

    Park Ridge might pursue stormwater referendum
    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...
  • Scottish Desire for Freedom Raises the Question: And Then What?

    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...
  • Strong turnout for referendum on choosing Hong Kong's leader

    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. However,...
  • Park Ridge considers library tax hike

    Park Ridge considers library tax hike
    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...
  • Lake Bluff Park District to try another referendum request

    Lake Bluff Park District to try another referendum request
    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...
  • 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...
  • Why gay marriage question still matters in the GOP race for governor

     
    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.....