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  • Geneva sales tax slightly below projections

    GENEVA – Geneva’s sales tax revenue stands at $1,955,837 through the first five months of fiscal 2015. That nearly is $20,000 less than its budgeted p ...
    Oct. 9, 2015 - 10:31 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner tries to crank up the pressure

    SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Bruce Rauner on Oct. 7 painted his side of the budget-impasse picture, saying that while his department heads are saving the state ...
    Oct. 9, 2015 - 3:38 pm
  • Elmhurst, D-205 plan stormwater improvements at Madison Early Childhood Center

    ELMHURST – Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 approved a resolution Sept. 22 authorizing the intergovernmental agreement between the city and ...
    Oct. 9, 2015 - 1:51 pm
  • Wheaton to consider issuing new debt to help with courthouse development shortfall

    WHEATON – The city of Wheaton is still trying to eke out more of the investment it made years ago in the renovation of the Courthouse Square developme ...
    Oct. 8, 2015 - 3:39 pm
  • Rep. Frank Mautino likely Illinois’ next auditor general

    SPRINGFIELD — If confirmed by the Legislature, a longtime state representative from Bureau County will be the state’s next auditor general.
    Oct. 8, 2015 - 4:14 pm
  • Illinois medical marijuana board recommends adding chronic pain to approved uses

    COUNTRYSIDE – The Illinois Medical Cannabis Advisory Board voted to add some chronic pain conditions to the qualifying list of conditions for medical ...
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 2:34 pm
  • Wheaton City Council may put limits on garage sales

    WHEATON – The city may be placing restrictions on local garage sales in response to neighbor complaints of never-ending displays of heirlooms, knick-k ...
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 5:57 pm
  • Downers Grove presents balanced budget with property tax increase

    DOWNERS GROVE – The village of Downers Grove is proposing a balanced budget for the 2016 fiscal year, according to documents released by village offic ...
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 10:14 am
  • Campton Hills trustees question process for proposed addiction treatment center

    CAMPTON HILLS – Village trustees abruptly tabled discussion Tuesday about their opposition to a proposed drug and alcohol treatment center for a forme ...
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 10:53 pm
  • Batavia delays 2016 electric rate discussion

    BATAVIA – A scheduled discussion on the city’s upcoming electric rate was delayed indefinitely Tuesday due, in part, to ongoing talks – regarding liti ...
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 10:43 pm
  • Lincoln school community showing support with shirts

    ST. CHARLES – Those wanting to show support for Lincoln Elementary School – which District 303 leaders are considering closing – may do so with an ora ...
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 7:12 pm
  • Kaneland Connection: Forest preserve facility plan back on Elburn's radar

    ELBURN – Members of the Elburn Village Board took a fresh look Monday night at a plan by the Forest Preserve District of Kane County to buy property a ...
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 7:11 pm
  • AFSCME says Gov. Bruce Rauner trying to end step increases

    SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration wants to abolish step increases, or scheduled raises based on time in service, according to the state ...
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 3:14 pm
  • St. Charles hears video gaming debate

    ST. CHARLES – With nowhere to sit, people stood against the back wall of the City Council Chambers as St. Charles’ leaders Monday night listened to ar ...
    Oct. 5, 2015 - 9:48 pm
  • Mayor: West Batavia Cemetery to expand

    BATAVIA – The West Batavia Cemetery is expanding southward on land already owned by the city of Batavia, Mayor Jeff Schielke said Monday.
    Oct. 5, 2015 - 9:47 pm
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