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Tempel Lipizzans Leap into 2012!

After a hiatus in 2011 to focus on training, Tempel Farms is launching a series of performances featuring the internationally-recognized Lipizzan Stallions. The season kicks … Read more ›

Durbin named to House-Senate panel on transportation bill

Illinois will have a seat at the table when an important U.S. House-Senate panel meets to hash out the next national transportation funding bill. U.S. … Read more ›

Carpenter Elementary School in Park Ridge plans to build a water detention system to alleviate flood for neighbors and the school. (Tribune file photo)

Park Ridge zoning board OKs Carpenter water detention project

A $1.1 million flood alleviation project at Carpenter Elementary has gotten a nod of approval from the Park Ridge zoning board, though its fate rests … Read more ›

From the community

Niles Questions Glenview Motives in Water Dispute

Glenview acted fraudulently in water dispute, Niles says, as it seeks more than $5.84 million in payments and penalties April 12, 2012 – The Village … Read more ›

Niles rejects sales tax increase for Golf Mill mall

Niles trustees have quashed a proposed sales tax increase to help fund a construction upgrade that would have upped taxes in the Golf Mill Shopping … Read more ›

Niles joins feasibility study on water pipeline from Evanston

Niles trustees authorized paying $30,000 toward a study looking at the feasibility of getting water from Evanston instead of Chicago. Des Plaines also has voted … Read more ›

Cook County Commissioner Beavers pleads not guilty

Cook County Commissioner William Beavers has pleaded not guilty to federal tax charges that accuse him of diverting campaign money to personal use without paying … Read more ›

Chicago’s water rate hike causes ripples through suburbs

When Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced plans to nearly double the rate Chicago charges its neighbors for Lake Michigan water, many suburbs began looking for cheaper … Read more ›

Gov. Pat Quinn talks technology in schools Tuesday at Piper Elementary School in Berwyn. (Antonio Perez / February 28, 2012)

Quinn says sales tax windfall could pay for schools

Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn suggested Tuesday that better-than-expected sales-tax collections could be used to plug a hole in state school funding this year. The budget … Read more ›

Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich returns to his Chicago home after the first day of his sentencing hearing last December. (Chris Sweda)

Blagojevich to serve sentence in Colorado prison

Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich will serve his 14-year sentence at a federal prison in Colorado as he had sought, sources said Tuesday. Blagojevich, who is … Read more ›