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LANSING | The village may hire a Rolling Meadows-based company to do a thorough scan of the condition of its nearly 89 miles of streets to get detailed information about what repairs will be needed.
Students looking to begin college have a new option to consider — Governors State University is converting into a four-year university.
LANSING | Village officials are preparing to renew a contract with a Norwalk, Conn.-based company that helped to negotiate a lower rate for residents' electricity service.
CALUMET CITY | The City Council delayed approval of payments related to last year’s purchase and installation of a data backup solution for the city’s computer server.
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.
LANSING | Municipal officials are reviewing possible restrictions they would want to impose on any facilities associated with medical marijuana use that might someday want to locate within the village.
CHICAGO | Same-gender couples from the Southeast Side, surrounding suburbs and Northwest Indiana were among the 258 couples who were issued marriage licenses during the first week the Cook County clerk’s office could issue them.
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.
UNIVERSITY PARK | Students at Governors State University will get to experience something that college students across Illinois dream about — their tuition rates will not increase for the upcoming academic year.
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.
CRETE | Municipal officials are likely to decide next month whether to implement a new filtration system to improve the quality of well water.
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 | Village officials are preparing for improvements to be made later this year at the Lansing Municipal Airport they say will set the stage for a long-desired expansion of the airport’s runways.
CHICAGO | A Cook County judge said Friday he wants to meet with the six members of the Thornton Township High School District 205 School Board on March 12 to see if they can come to a consensus on filling a board vacancy.
CALUMET CITY | Two aldermen are cooperating with initiatives meant to help local residents get assistance in signing up for health insurance to bring them into compliance with the federal Affordable Care Act.
LANSING | The village’s director of planning and economic development in Lansing has resigned her post to accept a new job, but is still working to ensure the village’s Comprehensive Plan is completed properly.
CHICAGO | A Cook County judge issued a written opinion Thursday that reverses the Lynwood Police and Fire Board decision firing a police officer because a criminal suspect drove away in the officer's squad car.
LANSING | Officials with the Thornton Fractional Township High School District 215 are trying to figure out how to resolve a problem of a water service line near T.F. South High School that experienced three breaks within a nine-day time period.
CALUMET CITY | The City Council gave public recognition Thursday to eight people who participated in the Police Department’s first Citizen’s Academy – a program meant to give local residents firsthand exposure to exactly what it is their law enforcement officers do.
CRETE | Village Trustee Larry Johnston and Clerk Deborah Bachert both are recovering from illnesses that required them to spend some time in the hospital.
CALUMET CITY | Officials with the Thornton Fractional high schools here and in Lansing approved a new policy on Tuesday giving officials the authority to search the private portions of their students’ social media accounts.
LANSING | Black History Month at Heritage Middle School usually consists of a few events during the school day meant to give students a glimpse into the contributions of African-Americans in our society.
SOUTH HOLLAND | The Christian Community Health Center is beginning work to expand two facilities it operates in the south suburbs.
Schools in the state now have the authority to search their students’ social media accounts and Thornton Fractional Township High School District 215 hopes to use that information to stop violence before it starts.
LANSING | When Lansing Christian School students chose to raise funds to purchase wheelchairs for people around the globe, school officials hoped they would raise enough cash to buy five of the chairs.
SOUTH HOLLAND | The Village Board approved the next phase of the construction process converting a one-time bank into a new headquarters for the Police Department.
LANSING | Supporters of St. Florian School in Chicago's Hegewisch neighborhood have turned to an unlikely ally in their effort to save the Catholic education institution: rock 'n' roll music instruments.
CALUMET CITY | A firm studying the city is trying to figure out how to use its history and character as selling points toward bolstering its future economic development.
WILMINGTON, Ill. | The proposed Illiana Expressway’s details are becoming more clear these days as officials from Illinois and Indiana show the proposed route – and how it will interact with surrounding roads and area wildlife.
GLENWOOD | Village officials are expected to vote next month to reduce the size of the police force and also hike the fees charged to reconnect water service, Village President Kerry Durkin said Wednesday.
LANSING | The Village Board deferred action Tuesday on a proposal that would have given municipal officials the option of scheduling special meetings to discuss issues before the village – saying the proposal did not go far enough.
CHICAGO | A Lansing man whose body was found dead in a retention ditch on Dec. 12 was determined to have drowned to death, although alcohol and winter weather also were determined to have been factors.
CALUMET CITY | The City Council gave its approval to payments totaling a little more than $30,000 to two companies that are handling the demolition of a structure near the Illinois/Indiana state line.
LANSING | Municipal officials will be asked to decide Tuesday whether the Village Board ought to have the option of holding Committee of the Whole meetings that would allow them a chance to more thoroughly discuss issues.
CALUMET CITY | City Clerk Nyota Figgs and members of her staff were at Thornton Fractional North High School this week to find more potential voters for the March 18 primary election in Illinois.
SOUTH HOLLAND | The three District 205 School Board members who oppose former Board President Kenneth Williams said Thursday their refusal to participate in Wednesday's meeting was to prevent approval of contracts they consider to be improper.
MARKHAM | The three half-brothers from Dolton who are accused in the Christmas Day fatal shooting of a pregnant Calumet City girl all pleaded not guilty and were assigned to a judge this week.
HOMEWOOD | The Village Board gave its approval to purchase extra road salt and calcium chloride to ensure the Public Works Department has ample supplies to keep village streets clear of snow and ice during the winter months.
HARVEY | The Thornton Township High School District 205 board of education was unable to hold a meeting Wednesday due to a lack of quorum, marking the second consecutive month the board was unable to conduct business.
HOMEWOOD | The Village Board approved contract extensions for two firms assisting Homewood in acquiring a casino.
CRETE | A consultant hired by village government to analyze the municipal well water system plans to conduct a 12-week pilot program beginning in late March or early April to see how effective a new filtration system would work.
CALUMET CITY | Calumet City's new economic development coordinator has been on the job for three weeks, and already has a vision of bringing a new supermarket to the city.
SOUTH HOLLAND | Bernadette Lawrence, a longtime member of the School Board for Thornton Township High School District 205, made an appeal this week to the various attorneys involved in the legal battle now pending to fill a vacancy on the board.
SOUTH HOLLAND | Kenneth Williams is seeking a seat in the Illinois House of Representatives against an incumbent who has solid support from the local political establishment.
MARKHAM | A teenage boy learned Friday he was indicted by a grand jury on a murder charge in the stabbing death of his older brother.
CALUMET CITY | Two businesses near the city’s borders with Lansing and Hammond are among the top priorities to be addressed by the city’s new economic development coordinator.
CRETE | Police said Thursday that one additional student is likely to face a case in juvenile court related to a series of four brawls that occurred in recent days at Crete-Monee High School.
CRETE | The Police Department will spend several hours Thursday viewing video footage from security cameras and interviewing faculty members in their investigation of at least four fights that occurred in recent days at Crete-Monee High School, some of which reportedly involved cheerleaders …
Officials in Lansing said Wednesday they are now in “conservation mode” when it comes to the use of road salt, saying they are trying to stretch their existing supply so it lasts for the remainder of winter.
CHICAGO | A Cook County judge on Tuesday suggested a special election to fill a vacancy on the Thornton Township High School District 205 board only to have the idea rejected by all sides in the ongoing legal dispute.
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