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DuPage County Sheriff John Zaruba

Sheriff suspends direct employee solicitation campaign

There were no reports of DuPage County Sheriff John Zaruba mailing tickets for his most recent campaign event to employees, a change from previous years … Read more ›

Federal court approves Illinois congressional map

A federal court panel on Thursday upheld the Democratic redrawing of Illinois’ congressional boundaries and rejected a Republican challenge that contended the new map violated … Read more ›

Debra Olson (Submitted photo)

DuPage County Board member to step down

A longtime DuPage County Board member is resigning next week to become the executive director of the nonprofit DuPage Home Ownership Center. Debra Olson, R-Wheaton, … Read more ›

Debut of new DuPage emergency radio network is delayed — again

After four years of delays, officials in charge of updating DuPage County’s emergency radio network declared in December 2010 that they finally had reached a … Read more ›

Primary candidates fire up, file paperwork

Driven by newly drawn boundaries that led some lawmakers to retire and others to seek higher office, candidates for the Illinois Legislature joined those seeking … Read more ›

When lawmakers communicate, constituents pay

House lawmakers from Illinois spent more than $4.27 million in taxpayer money on mass mailings and communications in a 30-month period ending in June, a … Read more ›

Federal court delays filing for Illinois congressional races

A federal judge Tuesday moved back the filing schedule for Illinois congressional candidates to late December while deliberations continue on a lawsuit challenging the state’s … Read more ›

DuPage Water Commission approves substantial water rate increases

DuPage County homeowners and businesses can expect to pay more for Lake Michigan water after the DuPage Water Commission last week approved annual rate hikes … Read more ›

Judges weigh Illinois GOP challenge to U.S. House district map

While a panel of federal judges weighs a Republican challenge to Illinois’ new U.S. House district boundaries, lawyers for the state and the GOP said … Read more ›

GOP U.S. House members blast Illinois’ new district map in court

Four Republican members of Congress assailed Illinois’ new map of U.S. House districts in federal court testimony Thursday, with Rep. Peter Roskam calling the boundaries … Read more ›