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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."
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.
DOLTON | The attorney for Thornton Township High School District 205 says newly hired support staff to the district are not in jeopardy of losing their jobs because the board failed on Wednesday to approve payment of bills and personnel for the past year.
CHICAGO | Center Avenue in Harvey and a Flossmoor Road viaduct that provides access to a Metra station will be improved under two measures approved Wednesday by the Cook County Board.
CHICAGO | The Cook County Board on Wednesday praised the Roseland neighborhood-based Jackie Robinson West Little League team that represented the United States last month in the Little League World Series.
SAUK VILLAGE | The Illinois attorney general’s office this week ordered Sauk Village officials to comply with a Freedom of Information Act request regarding a conference Village Clerk Debbie Williams and other officials attended last year in Washington, D.C.
TINLEY PARK, Ill. | Gov. Pat Quinn reached out to south suburban government and business interests Monday by reminding officials all the things state government has done for the area during his five years as governor.
Police will be on the lookout for unsafe driving around railroad crossings on Sept. 14 in Chicago Heights and surrounding communities.
SAUK VILLAGE | Residents on Monday can get some free school supplies and ask government and school officials any questions they might have about local public policy issues.
UNIVERSITY PARK | Governors State University on Friday dedicated new classrooms for the science and health programs after 21 years of planning.
CALUMET CITY | City officials expect a significant boost in the rate charged by Hammond for access to Lake Michigan water, so the City Council could consider a 73 percent hike in the rate residents pay for water.
LYNWOOD | Attorneys for Lynwood Police Officer Joseph Marigliano want the village to pay for about 18 months of legal fees.
SOUTH HOLLAND | Two local businesses moved a step closer to expanding Tuesday night.
AROMA PARK | Kankakee County Coroner Robert Gessner said Tuesday that preliminary autopsy results showed a Chicago Heights boy drowned in the Kankakee River.
Dolton, South Holland, Thornton and Chicago Heights are among communities that will benefit from pavement projects by the Illinois Department of Transportation beginning this week, weather permitting.
CHICAGO | A police officer and a community activist said they were gathering nominating petition signatures to try to get themselves on the ballot for 10th Ward alderman in the Feb. 24 municipal elections.
CALUMET CITY | The City Council awarded a contract for the city's sidewalk and concrete program that will oversee repairs across the south suburban community.
CHICAGO | For Edward Seibling, a Monday spent at the remains of the one-time Pullman Palace Railcar Co. factory was a unique musical gig.
CALUMET CITY | The City Council is considering installing new street signs advising motorists to avoid playing music loudly while passing through a particular part of town.
SAUK VILLAGE | Village officials said Tuesday they are hopeful construction work being done on Jeffrey and Peterson avenues will be complete by mid-September.
CHICAGO | The surge of public attention to the idea of converting the one-time Pullman Palace Railcar Co. and its surrounding company town into a national park has organizers of this year's Pullman Labor Day celebration expecting larger-than-usual crowds.
CHICAGO | The Environmental Protection Agency is conducting tests of furnace filters from the East Side and South Deering neighborhoods for pollutants in the air, and has yet to find any petroleum coke.
CALUMET CITY | The City Council approved a series of appointments and reappointments to municipal agencies Thursday, although a few objections were raised for certain posts.
SAUK VILLAGE | Municipal officials said they want to get a U.S. Transportation Department designation for a stretch of 223rd Street so future repairs could be covered by the federal government.
LYNWOOD | Village President Gene Williams said Tuesday he hopes to pay a proper tribute to the Jackie Robinson West Little League baseball team of Chicago that represented Illinois and ultimately, the United States in the recently-completed Little League World Series.
CRETE | Village officials expressed a reluctance Monday to create "no parking" zones around the village's Park of Commerce on the eastern edge of town.
CHICAGO | A vocal activist from the East Side neighborhood on several environmental issues will begin Monday his third attempt at winning a seat in the City Council.
UNIVERSITY PARK | This new academic year at Governors State University isn't quite like those of years past.
CHICAGO | It has been 50 years since Freedom Summer — the effort in Mississippi to ensure that the newly-enacted Civil Rights Act was properly implemented by authorities.
CHICAGO | U.S. presidents have the authority to create national parks without congressional approval, and backers of a proposal to turn the one-time Pullman Palace Railcar Co. and its surrounding company town into a national park said Thursday they are likely to ask President Barack Obama to…
CHICAGO | Federal and state officials will hold a public hearing Thursday to discuss options for turning the remains of the one-time Pullman Palace Railcar Co. and its surrounding company town into a part of the National Park Service.
MARKHAM | A Steger woman and a Sauk Village man are charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of a Sauk Village teenager last Thursday outside a strip mall on Sauk Trail, police said.
CHICAGO | Attorneys for Beemsterboer Slag Co. are talking with city Public Health Department officials to try to reach a settlement regarding a "cease and desist order" against a site where 12,000 tons of metallurgical coke were allegedly stored in violation of a previous order.
SOUTH HOLLAND | A clerical error prevented the Thornton Township High School District 205 School Board from engaging in any discussion over its bills.
SOUTH HOLLAND | The man who was the youngest pastor in his religious denomination when he first came to the village in 2008 was appointed Monday to be the village's new chaplain.
SOUTH HOLLAND | Thornton Township High School District 205 officials want more people to take part in a community survey posted on the district's website.
CHICAGO HEIGHTS | Bloom Township High School District 206 will receive $2 million in federal funds to pay for programs at Bloom High School that improve the school's focus on state standards and college and career readiness for its students.
SOUTH HOLLAND | The Chicago company that provided janitorial services to Thornton, Thornridge and Thornwood high schools worked the entire past school year without posting a performance bond indicating it was capable of fulfilling the contract.
SAUK VILLAGE | Village President David Hanks insists that all the fire hydrants in the Carlisle Estates subdivision are in working order, despite problems that arose Saturday during a fire at a house and garage on Poplar Lane.
SAUK VILLAGE | The Police Department is asking for community help in determining who stole eight manhole covers from streets in the industrial area of the village since the weekend.
CRETE | The Police Department received a $500 donation recently from an unexpected source — an elderly former village resident who was grateful local police did not issue him traffic tickets for a pair of incidents in which he exceeded the speed limit.
CRETE | Village officials will seek bids in coming weeks for a pair of construction projects they hope to start later this year.
BEECHER | It has become a talking point for opponents of a new Chicago-area airport being built in rural Will County — the local school district will lose part of its property tax base.
CHICAGO | Chicago Public Health Department officials said Friday an East Side neighborhood-based company illegally stored 12,000 tons of metcoke in violation of a previously agreed-to order.
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