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(L to R) First Bank of Highland Park President and CEO Randy Green, St. James School Assistant Principal Mary Vitulli, St. James School students Kristin Bradford, Hattie Mikulenka and Vanessa Lara with St. James School Principal Deborah Dedeo at the reception honoring Jr. Banking Ambassador Program graduates. Photo courtesy of Audrey Suffrin Public Relations, LLC.
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Innovative Peer-to-Peer Banking Program Trains Youth to Teach Classmates Fiscal Responsibility

CONTACT: Audrey Suffrin Public Relations, LLC Office: 847.607.9559 Cell: 847.204.2534 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Innovative Peer-to-Peer Banking Program Trains Youth to Teach Classmates Fiscal Responsibility … Read more ›

Chicago suburban races, referendums

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 ›

Evanston voters urge dissolution of township in advisory referendum

The road to officially abolishing Evanston Township government remains unclear, but voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly supported folding its services into City Hall in the name … Read more ›

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Find your local election results

Chicago Tribune reporters along with TribLocal staff are pulling elections results together, so please click here for the latest coverage. Be sure to follow us … Read more ›

Romney, Santorum lay groundwork for furious finish in Illinois

The leading contenders in the Republican presidential race spent Sunday laying the groundwork for a furious if not acrimonious final push for votes heading into … Read more ›

Santorum, Romney fight for conservative voters in Illinois

In a battle for conservative voters, Republican presidential candidates Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney focused today on Downstate Illinois, far from the biggest media market … Read more ›

Durene Wheeler reads up on an upcoming $48 million bond referendum for a new school in Evanston's 5th Ward during a meeting in the city on Tuesday. The referendum has divided parents and community members. (Terrence Antonio James, Chicago Tribune / March 13, 2012)

Evanston controversy weighs integration versus low-income minority school referendum

For nearly a half-century, an Evanston school district has bused children outside their neighborhoods to achieve racial integration. Now voters will decide if it’s time … Read more ›

Evanston city manager Wally Bobkiewicz (left) with private attorney Michael Kasper at a meeting of the Evanston Township on Feb. 22. Kasper was hired by the city to offer his opinion on the legality of an advisory question placed on the March 20 ballot by the city and township asking residents if the township should be dismantled. But Kasper was not allowed to testify due to what some called a conflict of interest. (Brian L. Cox / Special to the Tribune)

Opponents of Evanston Township dissolution don’t want results of advisory referendum counted

Since ballots have already been printed for next month’s election, it’s too late to remove a controversial referendum question about dissolving Evanston Township. So now, … Read more ›

Why we endorse

Today, the Tribune begins its endorsements in the March 20 Illinois primary election with our recommendations in contested races for the U.S. House. A month … Read more ›

Federal judges uphold Democratic map for General Assembly

A three-judge federal court panel today rejected the final arguments raised in a lawsuit by Republican leaders challenging the new Democratic-drawn map for Illinois General … Read more ›