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Nearly 300 Illinois municipalities will hold votes in the March 20 election on whether to try to buy cheaper electricity from suppliers other than ComEd. Such programs can save homeowners about $200 a year. (Stacey Wescott, Chicago Tribune / March 7, 2012)

Voters could help scores of suburbs cut electric bills

Rare is the ballot-box initiative that could actually save taxpayers money. But in Tuesday’s primary election, voters in nearly 300 communities and counties across Illinois … Read more ›

Five candidates vying for open seat in new 11th Congressional District

Out in a new congressional district that spans Aurora, Naperville and Joliet, a Democratic scientist is trying to get back in the political game and … Read more ›

Homer Glen residents will have their say on deer culling on March 20

Homer Glen residents will have the chance to weigh in at the ballot booth on the issue of deer culling at two Will County forest … Read more ›

Jack Cunningham said he was disappointed with the appellate court’s decision but would continue to run his campaign while waiting for word from the elections board. (HANDOUT / March 8, 2012)

Cunningham again off 11th Congressional District ballot — for now

Kane County Clerk Jack Cunningham once again is off the ballot in a west suburban congressional race — at least for now. With the March … Read more ›

Republican U.S. Rep. Judy Biggert won't face a challenger in the 11th Congressional District primary. (Chicago Tribune 2008 / October 15, 2008)

Biggert now unopposed in GOP race

Veteran Republican U.S. Rep. Judy Biggert will not face a March primary challenge in a newly drawn west and south suburban congressional district now that … Read more ›

Hastings receives endorsement from Matteson mayor

Michael Hastings, Democratic candidate for the 19th District Illinois Senate seat, announced his first major endorsement Friday as he picked up the nod from Matteson … Read more ›

Captain Mary Jo O’Connor enjoys an evening with her daughter, Rebecca Straub, and grandson, Cadet Airman Charles Aimaro, at the Civil Air Patrol Group 2 Ball on January 13, 2012 even as she fights endometrial cancer.
From the community

Civil Air Patrol Steps Up for a Member with Endometrial Cancer

ROMEOVILLE, IL —Lewis Composite Squadron, local unit of the Civil Air Patrol, is stepping up to help one of their own. They are hoping to … Read more ›

The cast of Jake’s Women (L to R) (front row): Becca Valek as Molly (at 12), Cassandra Balaskas as Molly (at 21), (middle row): Andrea Teichmiller as Maggie, Jeff Gamlin as Jake, Kathi Casper as Julie, (back row): Michelle Burton as Sheila, Jean Roberts as Edith, and Melissa Heeres as Karen.
From the community

Spotlight Theater to Stage Neil Simon Comedy

In October, Spotlight Theater opened our sixth season, our first full season in our own, new theater, to very favourable reviews with the psychological thriller … Read more ›

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From the community

Chicago Entrepreneur Reinvents Traditional Potato Cooking This Holiday Season

It's Christmas time in the city and every year Chicago is known for it's spectacular lights, traditions, and holiday events. What this season most represents, … Read more ›

Laying of the wreaths at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery
From the community

Local Civil Air Patrol unit participated in wreath-laying salute to veterans

December 14, 2011, Romeoville, IL — Members of Civil Air Patrol Lewis Composite Squadron were proud to partner once more with Wreaths Across America, a … Read more ›