| Jun 11, 2015
| 3:54 PM
The governor's plan to withhold state money that helps poor residents pay their electric and gas bills was met with concern and resistance Thursday at a hearing in Chicago.
Seniors, people with disabilities and parents of young children shared stories...
| May 18, 2015
| 1:24 PM
Teach children to trust police
An 8-year-old boy feels that the police should have body cameras so we can see what they do. It appears that the centerpiece of his education has been that the police are not to be trusted. This extends to not being a...
| May 13, 2015
| 2:15 PM
A Tuesday zoning board meeting stretched on for nearly five hours, as residents came together to discuss PADS Lake County's plan to move 14 chronically homeless individuals into Midlothian Manor, located near Lake Zurich in unincorporated Lake County....
| May 13, 2015
| 12:15 PM
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| May 12, 2015
| 11:30 AM
I recently obtained a document distributed by Gov. Bruce Rauner's office detailing the membership lists and meeting times and locations of the secret state legislative "working groups."
The governor's office has insisted that not only should legislators...
| May 1, 2015
| 2:50 PM
Funerals are obviously Gov. Bruce Rauner's answer to the budgetary problems in Illinois.
Instead of fighting the tough problems he has in the State House and Speaker Madigan's Quagmire, he has chosen to inflict pain upon those who can't fight back. If...
| Apr 27, 2015
| 5:51 PM
A bill working its way through the Illinois General Assembly this spring would allow Zion to impose impact fees for the storage of spent fuel at the lakefront nuclear plant that shut down in 1998 and continues to undergo decommissioning.
The bill passed...
| Apr 1, 2015
| 12:38 PM
Celebrating the start of the first major aspect of a $163 million plan to upgrade facilities, the College of Lake County held a groundbreaking ceremony March 30 for its new Science and Engineering Building in Grayslake.
A three-story, 41,900-square-foot...
| Mar 26, 2015
| 2:31 PM
Court reporters and officials in Lake County Circuit Court breathed a collective sigh of relief Thursday afternoon when the Illinois Senate narrowly approved a budget fix that addressed a shortfall in funding for the courthouse duty.
Lake County's 21...
| Mar 20, 2015
| 8:57 AM
Illinois' 17 year olds want freedom more than any other group of people under the age of retirement — and they are back in Springfield, demanding more.
And, with statistics that show what that voting block has been up to, legislators are...
| Mar 2, 2015
| 2:19 PM
Henrietta Reder spent years trying to find a safe place for her son, John, who has autism and at times can be violent.
The Wheeling family's quest to find adequate care for their son took them as far as Lacrosse, Wis., but it always ended with John...