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Strip club "pole tax" falls short of goal

SPRINGFIELD | A new tax on Illinois strip clubs generated significantly less money than what supporters hoped it would raise in its first year.

April 16, 2014 12:00 am

Addiction treatment specialists say state funding is too low

SPRINGFIELD | While lawmakers look for solutions to Illinois’ heroin problem, addiction specialists say the state isn’t providing them with enough funding.

April 16, 2014 12:00 am

Aldermen approve revenue-sharing payment to River Oaks West developer

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.

April 16, 2014 12:00 am
Chicago-only casino option to face opposition

Chicago-only casino option to face opposition

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.

April 15, 2014 8:04 pm

Activists still pushing for no petcoke in their SE Side neighborhoods

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.

April 15, 2014 3:50 pm

Hammond man dies after collision in Burnham

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.

April 15, 2014 2:43 pm

D.167 approves final agreement with Glenwood

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.

April 15, 2014 12:15 pm
Cal City student's art is food for thought

Cal City student's art is food for thought

CALUMET CITY | A Lincoln Elementary fifth-grader is one of six national grand prize winners in an art contest meant to promote healthy eating.

April 15, 2014 12:00 am

Jones: Students should apply for Black Caucus scholarships

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.

April 14, 2014 12:00 am

GOP happy Madigan pulled plug on 'millionaire tax' proposal

Daffodils were blooming. The magnolia trees were budding. It was a time of new life and growth in Illinois' capital city last week.

April 14, 2014 12:00 am

Calumet City celebrates Eco-Friendly Day on April 26

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.

April 14, 2014 12:00 am
Lansing students collect for South Suburban Humane Society

Lansing students collect for South Suburban Humane Society

LANSING | This Lent, St. Ann School students are strengthening their faith through prayer and service.

April 14, 2014 12:00 am
Former Lake County parks exec receives Sagamore of the Wabash

Former Lake County parks exec receives Sagamore of the Wabash

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.

April 14, 2014 12:00 am

Illiana Christian following its families to south Lake County

LANSING | Illiana Christian officials want to send the message they are not running away from current students, but following new ones.

April 13, 2014 11:30 pm

Take opportunities to hear history firsthand

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.

April 13, 2014 12:00 am

Crete Public Library announces upcoming events

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.

April 13, 2014 12:00 am
Two Dolton West District 148 students qualify for state science fair competition

Two Dolton West District 148 students qualify for state science fair competition

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.

April 13, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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GSU presents 'Still Life' live docudrama about Vietnam War

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.

April 13, 2014 12:00 am

Crete-Monee D.201U recognized for tolerance efforts

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…

April 13, 2014 12:00 am

Kelly accepting submissions for Congressional Art Competition

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:

April 13, 2014 12:00 am

Chickens may come home to roost in Homewood

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.

April 13, 2014 12:00 am
Chicago theater group visits Seton Academy

Chicago theater group visits Seton Academy

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.

April 12, 2014 12:00 am

New art exhibitions on display at SSC

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.

April 12, 2014 12:00 am

Burger King, nail salon and funeral parlor to locate 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.

April 12, 2014 12:00 am

Quinn, Rauner spar on education in 1st 2014 event

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 …

April 12, 2014 12:00 am
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