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EGV officials consider whether to opt out of state video gambling law

As Elk Grove Village officials weigh whether to opt out of a state law allowing video gambling in businesses that sell liquor by the drink, … Read more ›

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Kotowski wins support to cut legislators’ pay and eliminate tuition waiver program

SPRINGFIELD, IL – State Senator Dan Kotowski’s (D-Park Ridge) efforts to cut legislators’ pay and put an end to the embattled legislative scholarship program are … Read more ›

Elk Grove Village water rate increase will begin appearing on August bill

Elk Grove Village trustees have approved a double-digit percentage increase in water rates for the next four years, explaining the village no longer can afford … Read more ›

Elk Grove Village approves $90.9M budget, down from current year

With various road and sewer projects completed last year, Elk Grove Village officials plan to spend $9.6 million less in the fiscal year that starts … Read more ›

Durbin named to House-Senate panel on transportation bill

Illinois will have a seat at the table when an important U.S. House-Senate panel meets to hash out the next national transportation funding bill. U.S. … Read more ›

Elk Grove Village set to begin replacing lost ash trees this fall

This fall Elk Grove Village will begin planting the first 400 to 500 trees it bought five years ago to replace ash trees expected to … Read more ›

Cook County Commissioner Beavers pleads not guilty

Cook County Commissioner William Beavers has pleaded not guilty to federal tax charges that accuse him of diverting campaign money to personal use without paying … Read more ›

Chicago’s water rate hike causes ripples through suburbs

When Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced plans to nearly double the rate Chicago charges its neighbors for Lake Michigan water, many suburbs began looking for cheaper … Read more ›

Gov. Pat Quinn talks technology in schools Tuesday at Piper Elementary School in Berwyn. (Antonio Perez / February 28, 2012)

Quinn says sales tax windfall could pay for schools

Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn suggested Tuesday that better-than-expected sales-tax collections could be used to plug a hole in state school funding this year. The budget … Read more ›

Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich returns to his Chicago home after the first day of his sentencing hearing last December. (Chris Sweda)

Blagojevich to serve sentence in Colorado prison

Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich will serve his 14-year sentence at a federal prison in Colorado as he had sought, sources said Tuesday. Blagojevich, who is … Read more ›