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  • Liquor license violations lead to fines in St. Charles

    ST. CHARLES – Two St. Charles liquor license holders have been fined for violations incurred in October, according to a city news release issued Tuesd ...
    NEW: Nov. 24, 2015 - 9:59 pm
  • Aldermen table proposed liquor tax to Dec. 1

    BATAVIA – Batavia aldermen want more time to explore alternatives to introducing a liquor tax in the city.
    NEW: Nov. 24, 2015 - 9:58 pm
  • Elmhurst City Council approves cell tower in Mount Emblem Cemetery

    ELMHURST – The Elmhurst City Council recently approved a request to build a cell tower in Mount Emblem Cemetery.
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 8:00 pm
  • Elmhurst City Council approves sales tax increase

    ELMHURST – The Elmhurst City Council has elected to increase the home rule sales tax, while the property tax will remain the same.
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 3:00 pm
  • Task force drafting downsizing plan

    SPRINGFIELD – A task force aimed at the Illinois local government glut began shaping its report to the governor and legislature Nov. 19 as members app ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 10:15 am
  • Split Wheaton City Council weighs 4-percent property tax hike citing Springfield uncertainty

    WHEATON – For years, the Wheaton City Council hung its collective hat on holding the line on property taxes each budget season.
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 5:13 pm
  • Rauner reaches labor deals, still in fight with AFSCME

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration on Nov. 18 announced it has reached new four-year deals with several trade unions, as well as with Se ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 10:10 am
  • Village of Downers Grove looking for IT director

    DOWNERS GROVE – The village of Downers Grove has a job opening for an information technology director, according to a job posting on its website.
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 10:07 am
  • Elmhurst to revisit transportation service for seniors, people with disabilities

    ELMHURST – The city of Elmhurst will revisit a transportation program for seniors and people with disabilities approved by the City Council previously ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 7:30 am
  • Gaffney resigns from fire district

    ST. CHARLES TOWNSHIP – A month ago, the Fox River and Countryside Fire/Rescue District Board accepted Jim Gaffney’s resignation as president.
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 10:00 pm
  • Election 2016: Active first filing day for McHenry County primary candidates

    WOODSTOCK – The first minute of the first day that candidates have to file to run for office in the March 15 primary was a busy one for the McHenry Co ...
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 6:06 pm
  • Downers Grove adds street parking restrictions

    DOWNERS GROVE – The Downers Grove Village Council approved amendments to the village’s parking restriction ordinance during its Nov. 17 meeting that w ...
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 9:00 am
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner: State to suspend accepting Syrian refugees

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner on Nov. 16 announced Illinois is putting a hold on  accepting any new refugees from Syria.
    Nov. 21, 2015 - 5:00 pm
  • Chicago argues its pension deal unlike failed state law

    SPRINGFIELD — Lawyers for Chicago and two of its struggling pension funds on Nov. 17 argued the city’s effort to shore up those funds is legal because ...
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 8:00 pm
  • Lifelong Downers Grove resident named historian of year

    DOWNERS GROVE – The Downers Grove Historical Society has selected Carol Wandschneider as its Downers Grove 2015 Historian of the Year, according to a ...
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 6:00 pm
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