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CHICAGO | A real estate attorney is free while his nephew is being held at the Cook County Jail in lieu of $150,000 bond on criminal charges they sexually assaulted an 18-year-old who was unconscious.
LANSING | Businesses within the village that wish to get a property tax break from Cook County government will now have to pay municipal government a fee to cover the costs of processing the request.
When voters in parts of the south suburbs go to the polling place March 18, they will be asked to decide whether a pair of incumbent government officials should be replaced by people whose records include felony convictions.
SOUTH HOLLAND | The Village Board gave its approval to a 4 percent increase in the levy that determines the amount of money it expects municipal government to receive from local property taxes.
LANSING | Some 14 special education students at Thornton Fractional South High School on Friday held their annual Christmas holiday bazaar, at which they sell items they made to raise money for a local charitable cause.
CHICAGO | The Cook County Board gave its approval Wednesday to a property tax levy for the upcoming year that they say remains at the same level it has been for years.
LANSING | A village trustee said Tuesday he wants the board to reconsider action it took two months ago to alter the procedures by which trash and yard waste is picked up.
State Rep. Thaddeus Jones, D-Calumet City, will face two challengers – including a man removed from a school board post because of a criminal record – for his Illinois legislative post in a March primary.
HARVEY | The city’s Fire Department will take over the bulk of firefighting protection to neighboring Dixmoor, which closed its Fire Department on Sunday due to financial reasons.
CRETE | The Village Board gave tentative approval to reimburse a local day care center with tax increment finance district funds to rebuild an outdoor deck where children play.
CRETE | The village’s longtime fire chief is at home recovering from quadruple bypass heart surgery he underwent earlier this month.
CALUMET CITY | Members of an in-class club at Thornton Fractional North High School went grocery shopping Wednesday as part of a project to supply the local food pantry that serves the south suburb.
LANSING | When the village kicks off the Christmas holiday season with the arrival of Santa Claus and the lighting of the municipality’s official tree, there’s usually a touch of youth on display.
CALUMET CITY | Thornton Fractional Township High School District 215 officials boasted Tuesday about going for five straight academic years without a significant increase in the district's property tax levy.
CRETE | Police officials are asking village residents to help collect food, clothing and other goods for the residents of tornado-stricken Washington, Ill.
LANSING | An organization that helps historic preservation projects gave village officials a grant for use at the Ford Hangar at Lansing Municipal Airport.
SOUTH HOLLAND | The Village Board is giving its recommendation to the extension of significant property tax breaks for two local businesses with longtime ties in the community.
LANSING | The village has sold a house it owned next door to the previous Village Hall and acquired land for more parking in the downtown Ridge Road business district.
CALUMET CITY | The City Council has approved its property tax levy for 2014, while it also continues the hiring process for a new economic development director.
SOUTH HOLLAND | Village officials have given their approval to contribute up to $10,000 toward the installation of LED lights at traffic signals on Illinois-maintained roads within the community.
SOUTH HOLLAND | Village officials used a south suburban forum to tout their own development plans for the next decade, saying Friday the improvements have the potential to benefit surrounding communities.
CALUMET CITY | The City Council on Thursday rejected a request by 3rd Ward Alderman Thaddeus Jones to have a committee study hiring the Cook County sheriff’s police as an inspector general for municipal government.
LANSING | Village officials were told this week the company wishing to build a new Super Wal-Mart store on Torrence Avenue will begin work at the site next month.
CHICAGO | Environmental activists from the East Side and surrounding neighborhoods are working to make the public aware of the potential health hazards from mounds of petroleum coke stored openly along the Calumet River.
LANSING | About 75 people, many of whom are having trouble adapting to the village’s new trash pickup procedures, appeared Tuesday before the Village Board to complain.
CHICAGO | A Calumet City man is in Cook County Jail after becoming the first person in Cook County to face charges related to labor trafficking.
CRETE | Village officials are looking forward to a study by the South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association on the potential for economic development around Ill. 394 and Ill. 1.
CALUMET CITY | The City Council approved payments to maintain a website for 3rd Ward Alderman Thaddeus Jones and to reimburse Mayor Michelle Markiewicz Qualkinbush for a little more than $1,100 in city funds.
CALUMET CITY | Officials are compiling the results of a survey sent out last month to local residents, asking them what needs to be done to improve the quality of life in Calumet City.
CALUMET CITY | The City Council on Thursday approved hiring a new police officer and buying a dozen vehicles for the Police Department.
DOLTON | With Kenneth Williams removed from the Thornton Township High School District 205 board, it appeared incapable of performing much of its anticipated business.
CHICAGO | The Cook County Board will debate the creation of a special fund that would give small loans so people can post bond and avoid sitting in the county jail while their criminal cases are pending.
CHICAGO | A group of African-American pastors and activists are supporting recently removed Thornton Township High School District 205 School Board President Kenneth Williams in their political fight against Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez.
SOUTH HOLLAND | While an Appellate Court panel in Chicago decides whether Kenneth Williams can remain on the Thornton Township High School District 205 School Board, supporters of the board president with a felony criminal record are planning to come forth.
Some area clergy members are displeased with the Illinois General Assembly’s actions this week that altered state law to allow gay couples to be legally married.
SOUTH HOLLAND | The Village Board has recommended extending a property tax break for a local manufacturer.
LANSING | A retired teacher has bought the former Luther East High School, with plans to convert it into a private elementary school for children from the south suburbs.
MARKHAM | Attorneys for former Lynwood Village Clerk Roy Valle met Thursday morning with a Cook County judge and representatives of the Cook County state’s attorney to discuss a possible plea deal related to charges Valle faces in a 2011 fatal car accident.
LANSING | Three tactical unit officers of the Lansing Police Department on Tuesday shot to death a teenage boy armed with a pistol in a hallway of Illiana Christian High School.
MARKHAM | A 16-year-old boy facing adult criminal charges for the abduction and sexual assault of a Thornton High School student was assigned Tuesday to a judge for his eventual trial.
CHICAGO | Former Thornton Township High School District 205 School Board President Kenneth Williams filed an appeal Tuesday with the Illinois Appellate Court in an effort to return to his post.
SOUTH HOLLAND | The Thornton Township High School District 205 School Board is proceeding to pick a new board member to replace Kenneth Williams, who last month was declared by a judge ineligible to serve due to a felony conviction on his record.
CRETE | Village officials plan to spend coming weeks studying what, if anything, they can do to reduce the noise from freight trains that pass through Crete.
Homewood officials have a vision of including an outdoor plaza in their downtown business district — providing a place where people can sit on a park bench and take in the ambiance of their community on a nice, sunny day.
MARKHAM | A building inspector along with a Fire Department shift commander from Matteson testified Friday in Cook County Circuit Court as to improvements needed at Lincoln Mall shopping center.
LANSING | An 11-year-old boy was named in a juvenile delinquency petition on a charge of reckless conduct for a Sept. 28 incident in which a 7-year-old boy was stabbed in the head, police said.
CALUMET CITY | The owner of a series of comic book shops across the south and southwest suburbs has closed his primary store location here to move to Northwest Indiana.
CALUMET CITY | Police officials said Tuesday that crime is on the decline in the city, and they plan to create a new detail of officers to focus on River Oaks shopping center.
CRETE | For students at Balmoral Elementary School, Tuesday was a day of fun activities with an important life lesson mixed in — the need for different people to be able to live and work together.
CHICAGO | Environmental activists and cultural heritage organizations are backing a plan to designate the region from the Pullman State Historic Site to the Indiana Dunes as a Calumet Heritage Area.
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