Frank McPartlin, 55, is running for the 9th District Cook County Board seat, hoping to win the seat away from incumbent Peter Silvestri.
Gov. Pat Quinn has signed the pension-reform bill in a private ceremony, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Metra claims it cannot meet the 2015 deadline to install a federally mandated safety system to prevent wrecks such as the recent deadly New York commuter train accident
If the tornadoes that ripped through central Illinois last month had to occur, they may have struck at an opportune time for Cook County.
A portion of Grand Avenue is getting a face lift, enhancing Elmwood Park’s Metra train stop in the process.
The first, and possibly annual, Pantry Holiday Bazaar, is set to happen from 3 to 7 p.m. Nov. 19 at First United Church of Oak Park.
Opponents of a proposed banquet hall say they have evidence the business actually is a front for the owner’s son to open a night club.