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A plastic grocery bag is caught on blades of grass alongside the Springbrook Prairie Forest Preserve in Naperville  on June 5. (Keri Wiginton/Chicago Tribune)

Proposal would recycle plastic bags, not ban them

As several U.S. cities move to ban plastic bags, Illinois is a signature away from its own law to regulate the omnipresent carryout sacks that … Read more ›

Supreme Court refuses to hear Illinois redistricting challenge

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court will not hear a challenge to redistricting in Illinois despite complaints from the League of Women Voters of Illinois that … Read more ›

Illinois Senate passes ban on scandal-plagued scholarship program

The Illinois Senate today overwhelmingly approved the elimination of a century-old legislative scholarship program that has come under federal investigation and long been abused by … Read more ›

Illinois moves closer to cracking down on a fugitive’s family members who help him flee

SPRINGFIELD—Illinois moved closer Thursday to cracking down on a fugitive’s family members who help him flee. A House judicial panel voted 7-1 for a measure … Read more ›

From the community

Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Candidate for Will County State’s Attorney, Dave Carlson, called his opponent, incumbent James Glasgow, hypocritical for his publicizing what has been an epidemic of heroin … Read more ›

Duffy Blackburn, CPA, Will County Auditor
From the community

Will County’s Blackburn Awarded County Auditor of the Year

JOLIET, IL- Will County Auditor Duffy Blackburn, a Certified Public Accountant in his first term in office, announced today that he has been awarded County … Read more ›

Duffy Blackburn, CPA, Will County Auditor
From the community

Will County Auditor Blackburn selected as panelist for State CPA Government Conference

JOLIET – Will County Auditor Duffy Blackburn will be a panelist for the Illinois Certified Public Accountant Society’s annual Government Conference. Blackburn, also a CPA, … Read more ›

Romney, Santorum lay groundwork for furious finish in Illinois

MOLINE, Ill.—The leading contenders in the Republican presidential race spent Sunday laying the groundwork for a furious if not acrimonious final push for votes heading … Read more ›

Justin Hardee, Jackie Traynere, Mary Beth DeGrush & Sandy Burns
From the community

Heritage Corridor CVB Members Meet with State Officials at First I&M Canal Day

For Immediate Release March 9, 2012 Contact:Robert L. Navarro, Romeoville, IL – Representatives from the Heritage Corridor Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) were among … Read more ›

Congressional Candidate Juan Thomas
From the community

Congressional Candidate Rev. Juan Thomas, Esq. of Aurora Speaks at the Reconciliation Table Church

The Reconciliation Table Church will be holding a program for the whole community this Sunday. Are you are unemployed or underemployed? Do you know people … Read more ›