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Then-U.S. Rep. Mark Kirk co-sponsored a commemorative coin bill to help build a disabled veterans’ memorial. (Brendan Hoffman, Chicago Tribune / May 28, 2012)

Sen. Kirk co-sponsored bills helping onetime girlfriend’s clients

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk was a leading sponsor of congressional legislation that has meant $5.3 million for two clients of his onetime girlfriend, and he … Read more ›

Kimberly Vertolli, the former wife of Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL), poses for a portrait in her home on Saturday, April 28, 2012 in Alexandria, VA. (Brendan Hoffman/For the Chicago Tribune)

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk’s ex-wife files FEC complaint about campaign payments to his girlfriend

Soon after Mark Kirk’s ex-wife announced she would no longer support his 2010 run for the U.S. Senate, he brought her onto his campaign team, … Read more ›

From the community

Tenth Dems Offers Summer Internships

Highland Park, IL. – The Tenth Congressional District Democrats (“Tenth Dems”) is now accepting applications for its Summer Internship Program. Internships are available to high … Read more ›

Final stages of Techny Drain project to start this month

Work on the final stages of one of Northbrook’s largest flood relief projects is scheduled to begin later this month. The Techny Drain Project is … Read more ›

A vacant manufacturing building could be demolished later this month on land recently acquired by the Northbrook Park District. The site has been suggested as the future home of a community center, but park district officials say there are no immediate plans for the property. (Jeff Danna, Tribune reporter)

Park district to demolish Anetsberger building; officials say no plans for site

The Northbrook Park District is set to raze a former manufacturing building this month on a newly acquired piece of property suggested as the site … Read more ›

ComEd property in Northbrook could help link segments of Skokie Valley Trail

A piece of Commonwealth Edison property could be the ticket to completing a long-stalled segment of a North Shore bicycle and pedestrian trail through Northbrook. … Read more ›

Palatine councilman, new Cook GOP leader, looks at new strategy

The work of any suburban trustee or council member rotates between high profile issues, such as tax increases, to the mundane, whether to allow a building … Read more ›

Northbrook officials say GlenStar changes should be analyzed

Northbrook officials recently sided with Glenview trustees in saying proposed changes to the GlenStar development on Willow should be reviewed. Chicago-based GlenStar Properties is re-developing … Read more ›

Northbrook president urges board to adopt new downtown plan

Northbrook Village President Sandy Frum is urging trustees to accept a new downtown plan so work can begin on implementing the initiatives it includes. Village … Read more ›

Northbrook library to solicit management bids for proposed addition

Northbrook Public Library officials decided last week to solicit bids for a construction manager to oversee the building of a new addition, said Library Director … Read more ›