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1 machine for every 46 residents: The suburbs with the most video gambling
By Chacour Koop
Jun 18, 2018 9:37 AM
In the suburbs, some towns have one video gambling machine for about every 50 residents. When will the industry become too saturated?
IDOT's updated roadwork plan shows funding constraints
By Marni Pyke
May 30, 2018 6:51 AM
IDOT's latest six-year plan for highways and bridges is dwindling. Instead of $11.7 billion over six years, it's $11.1 billion. Here's a peek at proposed construction hot spots.
Des Plaines student's vintage truck makes a proud statement
By Ceasar Maragni
May 1, 2018 10:59 AM
In deep southern Illinois, if you happen to see a dark gray primer-colored mid-1950s Chevrolet pickup truck with an American flag waving in the wind and you're thinking that the driver must be a patriotic gear head, you'd be right.
Barrington Wine Walk returns after 2-year hiatus
Daily Herald report
Apr 25, 2018 12:12 PM
After a two-year hiatus, the Barrington Wine Walk returns to the village on Saturday, April 28, with 28 shops and restaurants offering wine samples to registered participants.
More tolls, fees in suburban drivers' future?
By Marni Pyke
Apr 10, 2018 8:08 AM
Expanding tolls, taxing miles driven rather than gas purchases, and charging regional fees on vehicle registration are among the ideas to fund roads and transit in the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning's latest vision for the future.
Alexian Ball de Fleur gala takes place at zoo
By Eileen O. Daday
Apr 4, 2018 11:18 AM
Lions and tigers and bears, oh, my! Such exotic animals at Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo will form the backdrop of this year's Alexian Brothers Foundation major fundraiser.
Five Northwest suburbs team up to fund upgrade of Children's Advocacy Center
By Eric Peterson
Mar 29, 2018 8:22 PM
Five Northwest suburbs and Cook County are taking the rare step of pooling some of their federal funding to pay for a $215,600 renovation of the Children's Advocacy Center of North & Northwest Cook County in Hoffman Estates.
Cook County sues Facebook as FTC investigates company's privacy practices
Mar 27, 2018 1:00 AM
NEW YORK -- Cook County is the latest group to sue Facebook and Cambridge Analytica over alleged breach of privacy protections, the Chicago Tribune is reporting. The Federal Trade Commission is also investigating the company's privacy practices following a week of privacy scandals including allegations a Trump-affiliated political consulting firm got data inappropriately from millions of Facebook users.
Why Route 53 extension study now includes McHenry, Cook counties
By Mick Zawislak
Mar 16, 2018 6:27 AM
Study area for proposed Route 53/120 extension broadened as the Tri-County Access project
Berrios' assessor's office gives tax break to firm's lobbying client
By Chuck Neubauer and Sandy Bergo
Mar 9, 2018 8:53 AM
Tobacco giant Altria saved hundreds of thousands of dollars in property taxes as a result of an assessment break from the Cook County Assessor's office run by Joseph Berrios, who co-owns a lobbying business hired by the firm to represent its interests.
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