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Fort Sheridan preserve concept plans open to public input, getting criticism

Lake County Forest Preserve District officials are asking for input, and they likely can expect an earful from those interested in the next batch of improvements for the Fort Sheridan Forest Preserve. “It’s not been received well,” said Lake County Board member Steve Mandel, whose district includes the Fort Sheridan area. Full News here – […]

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Lake in the Hills board approves public works union contract

The Lake in the Hills village board recently approved a three-year contract with its public works employees union running through Dec. 31, 2017. It includes cost of living adjustments of 2.25 percent the first year, and 2 percent increases in following years. Full News here – DailyHerald.com > Local News

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New public relations firm triggers latest dispute at COD

College of DuPage Trustee Kathy Hamilton is blasting the school for using a Chicago-based public relations firm to help it address a growing number of questions concerning oversight at the Glen Ellyn campus. In a memo dated Wednesday, COD board President Erin Birt said the board’s legal counsel, Franczek Radelet, has retained Res Publica Group […]

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Veteran defense lawyer nominated to be Cook County public defender

Veteran defense lawyer nominated to be Cook County public defender She intends to visit every high school in Chicago, talking to students about a range of issues, including that they can be criminally charged just for riding in a stolen car or that if they are pulled over while driving and have even trace amounts […]

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Public hearing set on Route 47 improvements

State transportation officials are seeking communities’ input on proposed improvements to an 8-mile stretch of Route 47 at a March 12 public hearing in Huntley. Full News here – DailyHerald.com > Local News

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Public art group seeks more money from Naperville

Naperville’s public art nonprofit Century Walk Corp. is asking for a bigger financial commitment from a city cultural program that provides 55 percent of its funding. In a grant application, Century Walk is seeking a three-year commitment to receive 10 percent of the fund — or roughly $ 200,000 — each year. “We are asking […]

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Students from area universities compete to tackle Chicago’s public health challenges

The Chicago Innovation Exchange and the Chicago Department of Public Health today announced the five teams advancing to the next round of the CIE Healthy Chicago Innovation Challenge. On Feb. 9, the teams will take the stage to pitch their ideas for improving the health of Chicagoans. Two teams will be selected to pilot their […]

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WATCH: The premiere of The School Project's 'Chicago Public Schools: Closed'

WATCH: The premiere of The School Project's 'Chicago Public Schools: Closed' The School Project asks that question in a new short documentary released Thursday, “Chicago Public Schools: Closed.” The film is the second installment of a six-part documentary Web series created by a collaboration of Chicago filmmakers. It follows … Full News here – Read […]

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Public hearings reflect deep support for Obama Presidential Library on South Side

Two spirited Chicago Park District hearings to discuss proposed sites for the Barack Obama Presidential Library drew more than 2,200 people this week, with dozens of library supporters testifying before cheering audiences. Public comments at the Jan. 13-14 events reflected overwhelming support among residents, elected officials and community groups for bringing the presidential library to […]

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Shedd’s otter pup makes public debut, gets new name: Luna

Luna was the most popular choice from a list that included Cali, Ellie, Poppy, and Ana. About a third of online voters chose Luna — a reference to Half Moon Bay in California, near where the otter was found. Full News here – Chicago Sun-Times

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YourGOV app to help with public works issues in Glen Ellyn

Residents will be able to use a new app next year to submit service requests for things like potholes, leaky hydrants and failed streetlights in Glen Ellyn. Full News here – DailyHerald.com > Local News

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U. of I. still top public school for international students

U. of I. still top public school for international students In addition to U. of I., other top destinations in the state are the Illinois Institute of Technology, Northwestern University, the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Chicago. At U. of I., about half of the international students … Full News here […]

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Japanese woman sues city for right to bare breasts in public

A Japanese woman who was fined $ 100 by Chicago Police for exposing her breasts at North Street Beach on national “Go Topless Day” has filed a federal lawsuit against the city. Full News here – Chicago Sun-Times

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Emmerich Park public address system use expanded

The Buffalo Grove Village Board this week approved expanded use of the public address system at Emmerich East Park. Todd Projansky, representing the Bills Youth Football and Cheerleading Association, petitioned for the change, pointing out how the group had worked with neighbors. “They said that our usage was acceptable.” Full News here – DailyHerald.com > […]

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University launches public phase of historic fundraising campaign

The University of Chicago has launched the public phase of the most ambitious fundraising campaign in its history. The University of Chicago Campaign: Inquiry and Impact will raise $ 4.5 billion in support of goals that include enhanced support for faculty and researchers who are shaping fields of inquiry, distinctive educational opportunities for students at […]

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