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  • Poll: Most Americans favor a higher minimum wage Feb 19, 2015 8:58 AM
    Most Americans support increasing the minimum wage, as well as requiring employers to provide paid sick leave and parental leave, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll. All three were proposed by President Barack Obama during his recent State of the Union address. Here are five things to know about public opinion on Obama’s workplace proposals.

  • Rauner plan could charge schools bigger pension penalties Feb 20, 2015 4:59 AM
    Gov. Bruce Rauner wants to change a state law that makes local school districts pay penalties if they give big end-of-career pay raises to teachers and administrators. School districts can still give the pay raises, but the state says local officials have to pay for the pension consequences.

  • Judge will hear Campton Hills write-in challenge Feb 19, 2015 6:03 PM
    The latest chapter in the contentious Campton Hills spring election could be written Feb. 26. That's when a Kane County judge will hear a complaint lodged by resident James Newman arguing the write-in candidacies of Village President Patsy Smith and three people on her slate are invalid because statements of their candidacy were presented to the interim village clerk at his home and not village hall.

  • Rauner calls for billions in budget cuts Feb 18, 2015 12:30 PM
    Gov. Bruce Rauner is calling for deep spending cuts to address a state budget billions in the red without raising taxes. Rauner is giving his first budget address Wednesday that Illinois has been living beyond its means.

  • Jeb Bush: US must 'tighten the noose' in fight against IS Feb 18, 2015 7:34 PM
    2016 prospect Jeb Bush says US must 'tighten the noose' in fight with Islamic State militants

  • 10-year freeze on teacher salaries to fix state budget? Feb 18, 2015 1:57 PM
    State Sen. Matt Murphy says lawmakers will have to look at other ways to cut teacher and state-worker pension benefits if the Illinois Supreme Court strikes down a law trying to do just that later this year. He the state's budget trouble means the moves might have to be significant, using in Rolling Meadows the example of a 10-year freeze on teacher salaries, though he's not proposing that.

  • Suburban service agencies brace for effects of Rauner cuts Feb 18, 2015 10:10 PM
    Suburban organizations that help care for people with disabilities and try to aid others struggling with addiction are bracing for cuts Gov. Bruce Rauner proposed Wednesday. “Because of Lambs Farm, this population is living longer, and the notion they would make any cuts to any funding would be devastating,” Lambs Farm President and CEO Dianne Yaconetti says of her Libertyville agency.

  • Bensenville candidates weigh in on annexation proposal Feb 18, 2015 6:16 PM
    Two slates of candidates pursuing three available seats on the Bensenville village board have different views on a proposal to replace White Pines subdivision’s aging water delivery system if the neighborhood is annexed. The village made the offer several months ago to about 280 homeowners, but no decision has been made.

  • Mundelein candidates support police body cameras, but some have limits Feb 18, 2015 6:05 PM
    All four candidates running for seats on Mundelein’s village board think police officers should wear body cameras — but one thinks officers should not be allowed to record video on private property.

  • Rauner: Cut suburbs’ income tax revenue in half Feb 19, 2015 5:03 AM
    Gov. Bruce Rauner today asked suburbs to give up half of the money they get each year from state income taxes. The proposal came as part of his sweeping ideas for budget cuts across state government intended to try to rescue the state’s troubled finances, but mayors might not love what the move means for their budgets.

  • Seven reasons Rauner’s budget matters in the suburbs Feb 18, 2015 9:49 PM
    Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner’s budget proposal faces a bumpy road ahead as it’s weighed by Democrats who control the Illinois General Assembly. Still, suburban residents will find a lot of interest in the proposal, and here are some of the key points affecting the suburbs.

  • Carpentersville hopefuls mixed on how to improve village’s image Feb 17, 2015 6:24 PM
    The six people seeking three, 4-year trustee seats on the Carpentersville Village Board have differing opinions on how to improve the village's image. Incumbents Paul Humpfer and Don Burroway are seeking re-election while challengers Humberto Garcia, Christopher Scholl, Sara Miller and Jeffrey Sabbe are vying for their first terms.

  • White House puts immigration plans on hold Feb 17, 2015 9:00 PM
    The Obama administration put its new deportation-relief program on hold Tuesday on the eve of its launch, complying reluctantly with a federal judge’s order that roiled immigrant communities nationwide and seemed to harden an already-tense stalemate on Capitol Hill.

  • Under microscope, Paul finds potential '16 run challenging Feb 17, 2015 10:57 AM
    Sen. Rand Paul hasn't yet declared his candidacy for president, but the Kentucky Republican already is finding the campaign trail to be a more uncomfortable place than the cloistered, tradition-bound Senate. Out there, it's a hard-to-control world where every misstep - real or perceived, and even a televised "shush" - rockets around the Internet.

  • Island Lake trustee accuses peers of ‘bullying-type’ pressure at meetings Feb 17, 2015 2:34 PM
    Without specifically naming anyone, Island Lake Trustee Thea Morris has accused some of her peers on the board of “bullying-type” behavior at meetings.

  • Endorsement: Ladesic, Senak, Kenwood for Glen Ellyn village board Feb 17, 2015 1:00 AM
    The Daily Herald endorses incumbent Pete Ladesic and newcomers Mark Senak and John Kenwood for Glen Ellyn village board.

  • Endorsement: Light for Glendale Heights board seat Feb 17, 2015 12:00 AM
    The Daily Herald endorses Michael Light to return the Glendale Heights Village Board in District 3.

  • Endorsement: Skillicorn, Lynam and Bartels for East Dundee trustee Feb 17, 2015 1:00 AM
    The Daily Herald endorses Allen Skillicorn, Jeff Lynam and Jerry Bartels for East Dundee village trustee.

  • Garcia, Burroway and Sabbe for Carpentersville Village Board Feb 17, 2015 1:00 AM
    The Daily Herald endorses Humberto Garcia, Don Burroway and Jeffrey Sabbe for Carpentersville Village Board.

  • Dominiak, Crosby and Jozwiak for Antioch Village Board Feb 17, 2015 1:00 AM
    The Daily Herald endorses Mary Dominiak, Dennis Crosby and James Jozwiak for Antioch Village Board.

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