Each individual south suburban community faces a different set of financial and debt-related challenges. Some have addressed those challenges better than others in recent years.
CHICAGO (AP) — The University of Illinois is getting a $130,000 federal grant to clean up and redevelop contaminated sites in southern Cook County.
South Suburban Family Shelter is one of 11 Chicago-area domestic violence programs in a partnership as an approved charity for the Chicago Marathon.
CROWN POINT | A 19-year-old man was charged Tuesday in the fatal shooting of Tyrece Harris, according to court records.
SPRINGFIELD | Plans to expand gambling in Illinois were put on hold Friday when the backer of legislation proposing new casinos said he wouldn't call the measure for a vote until he resolved lingering issues and had key support.
CHICAGO HEIGHTS | Individuals in the south suburbs will have more assistance in finding work, thanks to a collaborative effort between Prairie State College and State Rep. Al Riley, according to a news release.
INDIANAPOLIS | State lawmakers this summer will study the ongoing and potential impacts of increased competition for Indiana's gaming industry, including the effects of a potential Chicago casino on riverboats in Hammond, East Chicago, Gary and Michigan City.
INDIANAPOLIS | Northwest Indiana casinos, communities and residents stand to lose big if a suburban Illinois state lawmaker wins approval for either of his plans to expand gaming in Chicago.
LANSING | Illiana Christian officials want to send the message they are not running away from current students, but following new ones.
The southeast suburbs of Cook County maintained a strong preference for Democratic Party candidates among those who cast ballots at early voting centers in anticipation of Tuesday's primary elections.
One-time Chicago Alderman Robert Shaw announced Thursday his candidacy for Chicago mayor in the 2015 election, according to the Associated Press.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | A state lawmaker who's trying to expand legalized gambling in Illinois is offering the General Assembly two choices, including one plan that would create a mega-casino in Chicago but nothing else in the state.
Municipal officials in both Lansing and South Holland have long been on the record as saying they are not interested in a casino, but they are more than willing to share in the profits if one is built in a nearby community.
CHICAGO | Stagg High School will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a namesake event April 12 at the University of Chicago’s Bartlett Hall, where Amos Alonzo Stagg served as associate professor and director of athletics.
TINLEY PARK | At a time when Illinois communities prepare to fight over which may receive a proposed casino, one local group said south suburban communities should share in the potential for financial benefits.
TINLEY PARK, Ill. | The convention center in Tinley Park will be the place to be Monday night for municipal officials from across the south suburbs that wish to be the home of a proposed south suburban casino, and even a few that do not.
When communities try to attract new businesses, often it involves a business leaving one municipality to set up shop in the village next door.
Lansing crews working 12-hour shifts to clear roads
INDIANAPOLIS | Northwest Indiana lawmakers will have to be creative and quick during the 10-week legislative session that begins Monday if the state is to play a role in extending the South Shore Line into south Lake County.
Region residents will want to get their long johns ready as temperatures are expected to reach dangerous levels below zero.
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