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  • Rutland Township officials ready for budget showdown over assessor salaries

    HUNTLEY – Officials in Rutland Township expect a budget showdown this month over the money the property assessor uses to make payroll, after the towns ...
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 10:56 pm
  • Batavia resident working to make city more handicapped accessible

    BATAVIA – As someone who is confined to a wheelchair, Batavia resident Steve Heronemus has encountered obstacles in trying to get around the city.
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 8:14 pm
  • District 205 talks state education funding with leaders

    ELMHURST – Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 tackled the topic of state education funding during a forum Monday.
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 4:22 pm
  • State grants withheld, Berwyn park improvements on hold

    BERWYN – Many municipal park directors across the state are wondering if they have to put off projects if grants promised to them by former Gov. Pat Q ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 4:34 pm
  • Q&A: State Rep. Breen talks local ties, state plans

    LOMBARD – State Rep. Peter Breen, R-Lombard, is no stranger to public service. After leaving a lucra ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 1:21 pm
  • City Council considers solution to flat-looking homes

    WHEATON – The Wheaton City Council is considering making changes to a Wheaton zoning ordinance that has made its new houses a little flat.
    March 2, 2015 - 7:02 am
  • Westmont Park District president chosen to chair state board

    WESTMONT – Westmont Park District President Diane Main has been elected chairwoman of the Illinois Association of Park Districts’ Board of Trustees, a ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 9:41 am
  • State legislators eye school funding reform

    ST. CHARLES – State Sen. Karen McConnaughay, R-St. Charles, said she doesn’t believe the newly introduced School Funding Reform Act of 2015 is a way t ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 7:16 pm
  • Rep. Conroy introduces bill to dissolve DuPage forest preserve board

    A new bill introduced to the state House of Representatives could spell the end of the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County Board of Commissioner ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 4:32 pm
  • Rates to rise in Hinsdale’s electric aggregation program

    HINSDALE – An official with the village of Hinsdale announced Monday, even though the rates will continue to be lower than those of ComEd customers, r ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 3:05 pm
  • Kane County leaders eye ways to reduce sheriff's shortfall

    GENEVA – Kane County leaders are considering about $1.5 million in budget adjustments that would address all but $500,000 of the sheriff’s shortfall.
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 9:08 pm
  • Batavia debates removal of gate

    BATAVIA – Aldermen on Tuesday decided now is not the right time to ask the city of Aurora to remove a gate at Wagner Road and Mesa Lane.
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 9:00 pm
  • Allen drops out of Batavia Park Board race

    BATAVIA – There no longer will be a race for the Batavia Park Board in April. Mark Allen on Wednesday announced that he was dropping out of his race a ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 8:59 pm
  • St. Charles fire chief earns international accreditation

    ST. CHARLES – St. Charles Fire Chief Joe Schelstreet has been designated a chief fire officer by the Commission on Professional Credentialing, accordi ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 8:58 pm
  • Batavia seeking changes to development review process

    BATAVIA – After public criticism of the city’s review process of an industrial park that was proposed on the city’s east side, city staff proposed cha ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 8:58 pm
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