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Area residents wishing to cast their ballots for the Nov. 4 election prior to Election Day can do so at early voting centers that will open today through Nov. 2.
Improving transportation to the site of a proposed Pullman National Park and keeping a long-range plan for South Holland relevant are among two dozen new projects that will receive support in coming years from the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning.
CHICAGO | Officials with a Hegewisch school are expected to complete work Saturday on a schoolyard that was converted from asphalt to a green space for use by the community.
CRETE | The Village Board awarded a contract Monday to a Monee-based company for improvements and a utility extension project for Old Monee Road.
DOLTON | Village officials on Wednesday officially took over the one-time MB Financial Bank building at 14122 Chicago Road to serve as Village Hall.
HOMEWOOD | The Canadian National Railway has a new training center in Homewood for all of its U.S.-based employees.
CRETE | Municipal officials spent time contemplating a pair of actions Monday that, once taken, will have a significant impact on the far south suburban village’s future.
SAUK VILLAGE | Gov. Pat Quinn presented grants across the south suburbs Saturday, including nearly $5 million to help Sauk Village make long-term improvements to the infrastructure for a fresh water supply.
CHICAGO | The Southeast Environmental Task Force plans to mark its 25th anniversary by celebrating the award it received earlier this month from the Illinois Environmental Council, which chose the Hegewisch-based group as its organization of the year.
CHICAGO | The Cook County Medical Examiner’s office has yet to release the identity of a man whose dismembered body was found last weekend in a Hegewisch garage.
SAUK VILLAGE | Gov. Pat Quinn will be in the south suburb on Saturday to address issues of water quality the state has tried to address in recent years.
Cook County government does not plan to ask for any increases in taxes, fines or fees during the upcoming fiscal year, but intends to seek more grant money from federal and state governments.
LANSING | The village's planning and zoning board gave its support Wednesday to the concept of a medical marijuana dispensary within municipal boundaries, although officials said it if far from a done deal that such a facility will ever locate here.
HARVEY | The Harvey Park District board is asking the U.S. attorney’s office and the Cook County state’s attorney to investigate their finances, following the discovery of financial irregularities that caused it this week to fire their executive director.
CHICAGO | Lobbyists will not be able to talk to Cook County commissioners in the board chamber under a measure the Cook County Board unanimously approved Wednesday.
CHICAGO | Police in Chicago and Fowler, Ind., said Tuesday they are waiting for positive identification of a man whose body was found this weekend in a Hegewisch neighborhood home.
SOUTH HOLLAND | Village officials said Monday they upgraded their fire department with the approval of a former chief from suburban Orland Park to be the new deputy, while ignoring the fact the chief was forced to retire last year amid claims he improperly used computers owned by the fire di…
LYNWOOD | Attorneys for the village’s Fire and Police Board who are appealing a Cook County judge’s decision to overturn the dismissal of a police officer were given an extension of time to file legal briefs in the case.
LANSING | By her own admission, LeeAnn Revis did not fully understand all the issues when first elected in 2009 to the Thornton Fractional Township High School District 215 School Board.
CHICAGO | Environmental activists based on the Southeast Side went out of the way to present the ugly underside of their home communities caused by more than a century of industrial pollution.
HOMEWOOD | The Cook County medical examiner's office was unable Friday to specify the cause of death for a 3-month-old girl earlier this week.
CHICAGO | Authorities issued an alert Thursday asking East Side residents to look out for a man who exposed himself to two young girls earlier this week.
CHICAGO | Motorists driving in Hegewisch won't be stopped by train traffic any longer at Torrence Avenue and 130th Street with the completion of an underpass.
Those who wish to vote in the Nov. 4 elections in Illinois have until Tuesday to make sure they’re registered. Those who can’t make it to an Election Day or early voting polling place have until Oct. 30 to seek a vote-by-mail ballot.
MARKHAM | The boyfriend of a woman whose body was found in the Little Calumet River after being strangled in 2009 made his initial court appearance Wednesday in the case.
CHICAGO | Three people from Indiana learned Wednesday they were indicted by a grand jury on criminal charges related to the shooting death of a retired police officer at his East Side neighborhood home.
SOUTH HOLLAND | South Suburban College will receive funding from state government for the second straight year to help the school’s adult education division create high-tech classrooms to benefit their programs.
HAZEL CREST | Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan spoke Tuesday to nurses receiving specialized training in how to handle sexual assault cases, saying their efforts will help both the victims and prosecutors.
MARKHAM | Two suspects from an August hostage standoff in Harvey during which a police officer was wounded entered not guilty pleas Tuesday at a hearing at the Markham courthouse.
DOLTON | The Thornton Township High School District 205 School Board has approved a budget in excess of $100 million for operations of the district’s campuses in Harvey, Dolton and South Holland.
CRETE | The Crete Park District is scheduled to open a new public park Wednesday in the Deer Meadows subdivision.
CALUMET CITY | Count Thornton Fractional Township High School District 215 Superintendent Creg Williams among those who are wary of a bill pending before the Illinois General Assembly that aims to reform state public education funding.
CRETE | Village Board members have spent recent weeks weeding through the resumes of nearly 20 people who have expressed interest in becoming village administrator.
CALUMET CITY | Just over 10 percent of the total enrollment of the Thornton Fractional high schools this year are students transferring into the community from elsewhere, and that is a fact that has school administrators concerned.
BEECHER | Students of the University of Illinois architecture school will be in the village today to document the character of the Beecher Mausoleum as part of a class project.
STEGER | Parents of Bloom Trail High School students will be able to test-drive, and purchase, a new car at the parent/teacher conferences on Monday.
CRETE | Nominating petition forms for people interested in running April 7 for the Village Board are available in the village clerk's office.
CALUMET CITY | The Thornton Fractional Township High School District 215 School Board approved a balanced budget Tuesday that Superintendent Creg Williams says is the seventh straight annual spending plan that does not call for cuts in programs or significant hikes in spending.
CHICAGO HEIGHTS | The Cook County Sheriff’s police said Monday that no charges were filed or tickets issued to the driver of an automobile that struck and killed a 40-year-old man over the weekend.
CHICAGO | Tenth Ward Alderman John Pope says the city's petroleum coke storage rules he supports are among "the most restrictive environmental regulations in the United States."
SOUTH HOLLAND | The Village Board gave its support this week to a pair of Class 8 property tax breaks for a pair of businesses that want to expand their operations in the south suburb.
MARKHAM | The former volunteer athletic director for Trinity Lutheran School in Lansing pleaded guilty Friday to a single criminal charge in connection with missing funds from the church.
MARKHAM | Two men learned Wednesday they have been indicted on various criminal charges for a two-day standoff with police in Harvey.
CRETE | The Village Board has approved the installation of “No Parking Anytime” signs in the Crete Park of Commerce industrial park located on the eastern edge of the suburb.
CHICAGO HEIGHTS | About 100 members of the teachers union at Bloom and Bloom Trail high schools attended the District 206 school board meeting Monday to demand they be given a “fair” contract.
CHICAGO | Organizations throughout the city’s Southeast Side and surrounding suburbs will receive Cook County grants to support work with youths in the Juvenile Court system.
DOLTON | A financial adviser helping Thornton Township High School District 205 prepare its budget for the current fiscal year said the district faces several complicating factors from Illinois state government in the near future.
LYNWOOD | The Village Board this week accepted a pair of donations that will help provide their Police Department with body armor to keep officers safe while on duty.
SAUK VILLAGE | The Village Board paid tribute to a three-decade veteran of the Fire Department who is planning to leave the south suburb.
DOLTON | A parent of a student-athlete and a business representative tried using the "public participation" portion of a Thornton Township High School District 205 meeting Wednesday to address their concerns, only to be told they could not speak to the board.
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