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  • 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...
  • Part 6: 10 things you might not know about Chicago's south suburbs

    Part 6: 10 things you might not know about Chicago's south suburbs
    Our six-part series on Chicago's neighborhoods and suburbs concludes with a salute to the southland. 1/ Thornton goes way back. An 1840 map of the area shows Chicago, "Napierville" (Naperville), "Juliet" (Joliet) – and Thornton. And the nearby...
  • 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...
  • One dead in 3-car crash on I-55 near Darien

    One dead in 3-car crash on I-55 near Darien
    One person was killed during a 3-car crash early this morning on I-55 near west suburban Darien, according to Illinois State Police. The three vehicles collided on southbound I-55 at Lemont Road near Darien at 3:50 a.m. killing one driver, according to...
  • Quinn calls special session on pension reform Aug. 17

    Quinn calls special session on pension reform Aug. 17
    Gov. Pat Quinn today called for a special session of the General Assembly on Aug. 17 to take up pension reform. "It's time to vote," Quinn said of lawmakers. "See you in Springfield." The Illinois House already was scheduled to be in that day to deal...
  • How reform failed in Illinois

    How reform failed in Illinois
    Just days before state lawmakers were supposed to wrap up business, Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and members of his Illinois Reform Commission gathered around a wooden conference table in the office of the lieutenant governor. The setting was appropriate....