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Why Should Kids Read Every Day? Let's Do the Math

Why Should Kids Read Every Day? Let's Do the Math! Student A reads 20 minutes five nights every weekStudent B reads only 5 minutes a … Read more ›

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South Elgin Lions Offer Half-Price Bingo

The South Elgin Lions Club will be having a Half Price Bingo on Saturday, May 26th. All regular Bingo games (Computer and Paper) will be … Read more ›

DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin (Chuck Berman/Chicago Tribune)

Review of DuPage Election Commission finds room for improvement

The bipartisan DuPage Election Commission needs to improve its disclosure, ethics and procurement practices — and make its meetings more accessible, according to a review … Read more ›

Federal reports show where political money is as campaigns gear up for general election

For the fall, campaign finance reports indicated the matchup in the new west and southwest suburban 11th District will be an expensive contest, pitting seven-term … Read more ›

The event will also feature a live stage performance by pop music sensation Savvy, stars of the TV series “The Wannabes” on STARZ Kids & Family Channel!
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Radio Disney AM 1300 Road Crew & Teen Pop Group Savvy To Headline Local Celebration

In honor of 100 years of Girl Scouting, Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois (GSNI) is hosting a family-friendly, open to the public, Centennial Celebration on … Read more ›

U.S. Rep. Judy Biggert will face a big challenge in the fall from former U.S. Rep. Bill Foster in the new 11th District. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Illinois congressional races are key nationally in the fall

Armed with new district boundaries that Democrats drew to favor their own candidates, party leaders said Wednesday that they hope to pick up two to … Read more ›

An electricity consultant for municipalities estimated that ComEd stands to lose up to one-third of its residential customers to aggregation, though the utility will continue to handle billing, complaints, maintenance and delivery. (Stacey Wescott, Chicago Tribune / March 7, 2012)

With voters’ OK, municipalities have work to do on electricity deals

About 300 local governments statewide, about half in the Chicago region, held referendums Tuesday on whether to aggregate electricity, a process by which municipalities and … Read more ›

Election judge Gail Vandon directs Ina Sladek to a voting booth for paper ballots, at the Historic Log Cabin in Lombard. ( Chuck Berman, Chicago Tribune / March 20, 2012 )

Suburban roundup: Voters come out strong for electricity choice

A significant majority of nearly 300 municipalities and counties approved referendum measures Tuesday that will allow officials to negotiate electricity rates with alternative suppliers in … Read more ›

Voters stay home

Tuesday’s primary failed to draw much interest from voters in the Chicago area. DuPage County officials were looking at a turnout of slightly more than … Read more ›

Angela Moore, center, and other election judges trim ballots that were too wide to fit in counting machines at the West Branch Public Library in Aurora on Tuesday. (William DeShazer, Chicago Tribune / March 20, 2012)

Election officials forced to use scissors on ballots too wide

Paper ballots too wide to fit in counting machines sent election officials in 25 counties scrambling for scissors Tuesday, but authorities said the problem likely … Read more ›