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Rolling Meadows calling upon residents to help fund events

The City of Rolling Meadows, like communities all over the country, is facing tough financial times. Unfortunately for community members, when the budget gets cut, … Read more ›

From the community

Tax-Deductible Contributions Support Community Events Foundation

Rolling Meadows' Community Events Foundation gives residents an opportunity to support City-sponsored activities held throughout the year. Tax-deductible donations to the Foundation help offset the … 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 ›

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 ›

Congressmen say mass transit will take hit under GOP bill

Illinois congressmen warned today that a major transportation bill being debated in Washington could cut into long-term funding for transportation projects in the Chicago area, … 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 ›

A driver uses a cellphone in Evanston in 2010. (Chris Walker, Chicago Tribune)

Ban on cell use while driving could go statewide

Drivers throughout Illinois would not be able to use hand-held cell phones when behind the wheel under a measure making its way through the Illinois … Read more ›

Cook County board president Toni Preckwinkle leaves the Cook County Morgue following a press conference where she stated that there would now be daily inspections at the morgue's cooler. ( Antonio Perez, Chicago Tribune )

Cook advisory council to look at morgue problems

Cook County leaders will revive a long-dormant advisory council for the medical examiner’s office, and a proposal to make it easier to fire the besieged … Read more ›