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Then Oberweis DuPage County Campaign Manager Rick Carney of Wheaton, left, introduces Senate hopeful Jim Oberweis, right, as he meets and greets the assembled guests at DuPage County Republican's Lincoln Day Dinner in 2003. (Tribune File Photo / April 30, 2012)

DuPage election commission chairman resigns

The chairman of the DuPage Election Commission has resigned in the wake of a report that criticized a broad range of practices at the bipartisan … Read more ›

DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin (Chuck Berman, Chicago Tribune / March 22, 2011)

DuPage Housing Authority on right path, consultant says

The DuPage Housing Authority is on a path toward getting its financial house in order after mismanaging more than $10 million in federal funding, but … Read more ›

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From the community

Having a Ball in Springfield

Having a Ball in Springfield St. Francis High School's baseball team met with Representative Michael Connelly at the State Capitol during their trip to Springfield … 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 ›

DuPage township investigates whether employee did political work

Though he called the allegations “groundless,” the supervisor of a township in DuPage County has begun an investigation into whether one of his employees engaged … Read more ›

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From the community

Stand for Children congratulates Senator Carole Pankau on her 23rd Senate District win in the Illinois primary

Attributable to Mary Anderson, Executive Director of Stand for Children “Stand for Children congratulates Senator Carole Pankau on her 23rd Senate District win in the … Read more ›

( Chuck Berman )

Early voting underway in Illinois

Early voting in Illinois for the March 20 Republican and Democratic primaries starts Monday and runs through March 15. The practice has become an increasingly … Read more ›

Quinn’s bad news budget: ‘Our rendezvous with reality has arrived’

SPRINGFIELD—Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn today delivered a bad news budget speech, calling for prison closures, layoffs and cutbacks to health care for the poor. Read … Read more ›

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From the community

Chi-Town Showstoppers Will Headline Gala Benefit

On Saturday evening, February 11, at 7:30 pm, Congregation Etz Chaim will present “Puttin’ on the Ritz,” a gala evening of casino-style gaming, appetizer buffet, … Read more ›

Democratic primaries a byproduct of new congressional map

With Democrats firmly in control of redrawing new congressional districts for Illinois, the advice from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee to state Senate President John … Read more ›