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Public officials from around the state, including more than 150 from the suburbs, learned about complex technical topics — and spent nearly $120,000 in taxpayer money — at a conference at the Hilton Chicago hotel.
Editorial: Don't overlook value of conferences, but manage the costs
A Daily Herald editorial says workshops and conferences have value for elected leaders and public administrators, but many boards still must do more to keep the costs in line.
GOP Congressman Peter Roskam was right to oppose a bill that would weaken Illinois gun controls.
Editorial: Roskam gets gun vote right, Hultgren doesn't
Illinois tollway equipment operator John Wagner recalls a close call with a driver who hit his stopped truck along I-90 in 2011.
Editorial: Traffic law aims to build a safe highway habit
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