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  • Illinois Supreme Court rejects Republican remap challenge

    Illinois Supreme Court rejects Republican remap challenge
    The Illinois Supreme Court today rejected a Republican challenge to have the state’s new Democratic-drawn legislative map tossed as unconstitutional. The remap challenge was decided on a 4-3 party-line decision. In February, House Republican...
  • Illinois Republicans sue over Democrat-drawn remap

    Illinois Republicans sue over Democrat-drawn remap
    The state’s top Republican legislative leaders today led the filing of a federal lawsuit challenging a Democratic-drawn remapping of the state’s House and Senate districts, alleging it unfairly discriminates against African Americans and...
  • Scientists dye Des Plaines River red to find possible Asian carp paths

    Scientists dye Des Plaines River red to find possible Asian carp paths
    The Des Plaines River near Lemont, Ill., has taken on an unusually ruddy hue this week, due to a red dye that scientists have begun pouring in the water. The temporary tint is part of a study to see where water from the Des Plaines River may by moving...
  • TribLocal guide to suburban farmers markets

    TribLocal guide to suburban farmers markets
    If you're looking to add the freshest fruits, vegetables, baked goods, cheeses and flowers to your dinner table, look no further than in your own backyard. Don't see a farmers market near your town listed below? Check out the Illinois Department of...
  • Clipped! Futher proof that election law is in desperate need of reform.

     
    Via the Lemont Reporter we learn that -- On Jan. 4, the Election Board ruled that (incumbent member of the Lemont-Bromberek Comined School District 113A school board Janet) Hughes did not bind her nominating papers, thus removing her name from......
  • Teen girl dies in Orland Park crash

    A traffic crash killed a 17-year-old girl and injured another in southwest suburban Orland Park late Friday, officials said. Julie Gorczynski, 17, of the 7900 block of Frankfort Square Drive in Frankfort, was pronounced dead at 11:05 p.m. at Palos...
  • High cost of 1-school districts

    High cost of 1-school districts
    Just 11 students make up the entire 7th grade in Lake County's Rondout School District 72, where the lone school has but 161 students. The cost to taxpayers: $23,449 per child, the highest of all elementary districts in Illinois, the most recent data...
  • Local leaders ask Metra for additional Heritage Corridor trains

    Local leaders ask Metra for additional Heritage Corridor trains
    U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski, D-Ill., and 22 local elected officials are urging Metra to add two rush-hour trains to the Heritage Corridor line – one morning inbound train and one evening outbound train, Lipinski’s office announced today. The...
  • Illinois refinery shutdown, closings account for higher prices at Hoosier pumps

    Illinois refinery shutdown, closings account for higher prices at Hoosier pumps
    Hoosiers filling up at the pump this week are feeling the squeeze on their wallets and Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller is working to ensure they aren’t being illegally gouged. According to AAA on Thursday, Indiana has the 7th highest gas...
  • Quinn signs bill requiring retirees to pay part of health insurance

    Quinn signs bill requiring retirees to pay part of health insurance
    Gov. Pat Quinn today approved legislation requiring thousands of retired state employees to chip in on the costs of health care insurance that many of them get for little or nothing. The law attempts to rein in the state’s rising costs but also...
  • Wedding deposits returned after Lemont hall abruptly closes

    Wedding deposits returned after Lemont hall abruptly closes
    Grooms and brides-to-be reportedly received their deposits back after a Lemont banquet hall closed without warning, leaving many couples without a place to host their receptions. Thirty women were stunned and sent into a panic when they got letters...