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Leslie Coolidge encourages Hinsdale residents to help assemble care packages for US troops

Congressional nominee Leslie Coolidge is encouraging volunteers from Hinsdale to join her in helping assemble care packages for American troops serving overseas during the Operation … Read more ›

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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Poverty in DuPage County

Poverty in DuPage County has been increasing over the past several years. Food pantries and other services have had significant increases in the number of … 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 ›

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Stand for Children congratulates Representative Jim Durkin on his 82nd House District win in the Illinois primary

Attributable to Mary Anderson, Executive Director of Stand for Children ‚ÄúStand for Children congratulates Representative Jim Durkin on his 82nd House District win in the … Read more ›

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Education Advocacy Group Stand for Children Endorses Fourteen Candidates In Illinois' March Primary

Stand Supports Senator Kirk Dillard, along with Thirteen Additional Democratic and Republican Candidates Committed to Prioritizing Students before Adults in their Education Policy Decisions Chicago … Read more ›

Hinsdale and Clarendon Hills officials lobby for law to ease police merger

Officials from Hinsdale and Clarendon Hills lobbied this week in Springfield for legislation that would ease the way for their two police departments to merge. … Read more › 1 comment

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Downers Grove Township Open House

The Township of Downers Grove is hosting their 3rd annual Open House in honor of Local Government Week. The Township offices will be open to … 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 ›