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Northlake Begins Community Planning Project

The City of Northlake, with the assistance of the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP), is developing a comprehensive plan that will provide a roadmap … Read more ›

Elmhurst chooses new electricity provider

Residents angered by repeated electrical power outages will soon have another option — and it may reduce their bills too. The city of Elmhurst has … Read more ›

COD, Glen Ellyn heading back to court

College of DuPage and Glen Ellyn are heading back to the courtroom next week, just months after officials on both sides said a winning compromise … 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 ›

U.S. District Judge Marvin Aspen stands in his courtroom the Dirksen U.S. Courthouse in Chicago in 2000. (CHRIS OCKEN, Photo for the Tribune / November 20, 2000)

Super PACs not bound by Illinois contribution limits, federal judge rules

Political action committees that act independently of a candidate are not bound by Illinois’ limits on campaign contributions aimed at curbing corruption, a federal judge … Read more ›

DuPage County assumes oversight of COD campus

The DuPage County Board on Tuesday unanimously approved a five-year agreement that settles a long-running dispute between Glen Ellyn and the College of DuPage over … 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 ›