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  • Downers Grove considers using housing structure to help fund new police station, village hall

    DOWNERS GROVE – After the community soundly rejected a proposed $50 million referendum in 2015 to build new police and fire stations, village hall and ...
    Oct. 20, 2016 - 5:30 pm
  • League of Women Voters of Wheaton to present program on judges

    WHEATON – The League of Women Voters of Wheaton will present "The Judiciary and How Judges are Appointed and Elected" at 7:15 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Warr ...
    Oct. 20, 2016 - 4:44 pm
  • Crystal Lake tightens video gambling ordinance to clearly mandate barrier

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The City Council tightened its fledgling video gambling ordinance to reflect the wishes of members that an actual wall or partition sep ...
    Oct. 20, 2016 - 4:26 pm
  • McHenry County Board OKs money to tear down McHenry "house of horrors"

    WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Board approved cutting a $19,375 check to comply with a court order to demolish a derelict rural McHenry residence once ...
    Oct. 20, 2016 - 5:22 pm
  • Cary Village Board considers public comment policy for village meetings

    CARY – The Cary Village Board is considering adopting a public comment policy that would apply to village meetings.
    Oct. 19, 2016 - 11:13 pm
  • Woodstock City Council OKs $32,000 purchase of police body cameras

    WOODSTOCK – City police officers soon will add body cameras to their uniforms in a move intended to increase transparency and add a layer of support f ...
    Oct. 19, 2016 - 12:14 am
  • Downers Grove politicians Greg Hose, David Olsen discuss election campaigns

    DOWNERS GROVE – A few months ago, local politicians David Olsen and Greg Hosé sat across the dais from one another in the Downers Grove Village Counci ...
    Oct. 19, 2016 - 7:55 am
  • Cosley Zoo to build quarantine facility

    WHEATON – A quarantine facility will be added at Wheaton Park District's Cosley Zoo to protect the health of the zoo's animals.
    Oct. 18, 2016 - 8:09 am
  • Rep. Peter Roskam will again miss League of Women Voters candidate forum

    Longtime U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam will likely miss another local League of Women Voters candidate forum, but he says he's looking forward "to continuing ...
    Oct. 14, 2016 - 1:35 pm
  • McKee Preservation Group collects nearly 1,000 names on petition to save historic house

    GLEN ELLYN – A group dedicated to preserving the McKee House in the Churchill Woods Forest Preserve near Glen Ellyn has gathered nearly 1,000 signatur ...
    Oct. 18, 2016 - 8:01 am
  • Woodstock's first police dog Brinx dies

    WOODSTOCK – Brinx, Woodstock’s first police dog, died Wednesday at age 11, the police department announced Thursday.
    Oct. 13, 2016 - 11:40 pm
  • Woodstock to get home-rule status after special census counts population at 25,000+

    WOODSTOCK – The city’s population has exceeded 25,000, which qualifies Woodstock as a home-rule community, according to preliminary results from a spe ...
    Oct. 13, 2016 - 11:38 pm
  • League of Women Voters to hold candidate forum Oct. 16

    Local voters may get their only chance to see Republican and Democratic candidates in the same room before election day at the League of Women Voters' ...
    Oct. 14, 2016 - 7:43 am
  • World War II vet knighted during ceremony at Cantigny Park's First Division Museum

    WHEATON – World War II veteran Peter Gilea held back his emotions as he was knighted into the "Order of St. George" during a ceremony Oct. 7 at Cantig ...
    Oct. 13, 2016 - 7:39 am
  • Algonquin receives Local Transformer Award for use of intergovernmental agreements

    ALGONQUIN – The village of Algonquin was recognized with the 2016 Local Transformer Award for its use of innovative intergovernmental agreements to de ...
    Oct. 12, 2016 - 1:50 pm
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