SPRINGFIELD | A new tax on Illinois strip clubs generated significantly less money than what supporters hoped it would raise in its first year.
SPRINGFIELD | While lawmakers look for solutions to Illinois’ heroin problem, addiction specialists say the state isn’t providing them with enough funding.
CALUMET CITY | The City Council gave its approval to a payment of just over $42,000 to the developer who rehabilitated stores in the River Oaks West retail complex nearly a decade ago.
SPRINGIFELD | The regionally divisive concept of expanding gambling only in Chicago is expected to be a central issue in hearings Wednesday as an Illinois lawmaker works to ready a gambling package for a vote this spring.
CHICAGO | While the City Council and the Illinois General Assembly both have pending measures on how to regulate the storage of petroleum coke within the city limits, activists said Tuesday they’re still pushing the idea the substance should be banned altogether.
BURNHAM | A 29-year-old Hammond man died Tuesday following a collision at 9:05 a.m. on Brainard Avenue between Burnham Avenue and the state line near Powder Horn Lake, police said.
GLENWOOD | The Brookwood School District 167 School Board on Monday approved the final draft of an intergovernmental agreement with the village of Glenwood in the next step toward building a new middle school.
CALUMET CITY | A Lincoln Elementary fifth-grader is one of six national grand prize winners in an art contest meant to promote healthy eating.
CALUMET CITY | State Rep. Thaddeus Jones, D-Calumet City, said he wants area college students to consider applying for a scholarship program maintained by the General Assembly’s Black Caucus.
Daffodils were blooming. The magnolia trees were budding. It was a time of new life and growth in Illinois' capital city last week.
CALUMET CITY | Alderman Magdalena "Leni" Wosczynski is hosting Calumet City's Eco-Friendly Day on April 26 with children's activities, electronics recycling, flower planting and more.
LANSING | This Lent, St. Ann School students are strengthening their faith through prayer and service.
When Larry Klein, former chief operating officer of the Lake County Parks and Recreation Department, retired this year after 42 years of service, he was not only feted by his friends and colleagues, but also presented with one of the most esteemed honors the Governor of Indiana can bestow.
LANSING | Illiana Christian officials want to send the message they are not running away from current students, but following new ones.
I love history. I love to read about history, I love to write about history and, most of all, I love to hear about history. And for a history buff, there’s nothing better than hearing about historic events from those who lived through them.
CRETE | The Crete Public Library, 1177 N. Main St., announces upcoming events. To register or for more information call the library at (708) 672-8017 or go online at www.cretelibrary.org.
DOLTON | Two Dolton West Elementary District 148 junior high school students will be among the students across Illinois who will showcase their science skills and knowledge next month.
UNIVERSITY PARK | Governors State University presents two live performances of the docudrama, “Still Life,” at 8 p.m. April 17 and 18 in Sherman Hall.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. | Teaching Tolerance, the educational project of the Southern Poverty Law Center, has named Balmoral Elementary, Crete Elementary, Talala Elementary, Monee Elementary and Crete-Monee Middle School as Mix It Up Model Schools for their exemplary efforts to foster respect and u…
MATTESON | High school students participating in U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly’s annual Congressional Art Competition may submit their artwork by appointment at one of her three district offices from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., April 14 through April 19, her office announced. The locations are:
HOMEWOOD | Chickens may soon have a home in Homewood, following the Village Board's decision on Tuesday to direct staff to draft an ordinance allowing for and regulating the housing of poultry on residential property.
SOUTH HOLLAND | The Seton Players of Seton Academy, under the direction of Lisa Ramos, were happy to welcome The Plagiarists (http://www.theplagiarists.org/) on March 26 for a performance workshop.
SOUTH HOLLAND | The Art & Design Department of South Suburban College announces two exhibitions coming to galleries on the college’s Main Campus in South Holland.
SOUTH HOLLAND | The Village Board granted a pair of conditional use permits this week that will permit a pair of businesses to locate within the village.
CHICAGO | Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican businessman Bruce Rauner held little back in their first meeting of the 2014 campaign, with Rauner telling an influential teachers union that Quinn has broken his promises on issues from school funding to taxes, and the governor calling his …
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