• Kane County news briefs

    Kane County news briefs

    KANE COUNTY Hernandez chosen to succeed Chapa Lavia in Illinois House   Kane County Board member Barbara Hernandez has been chosen to fill the shoes of Linda Chapa Lavia, who was…

  • Peoria County news briefs

    Peoria County news briefs

    PEORIA Yard waste pickup season returns Peoria resumed its yard waste pickup service this week.  Pickup will be weekly on the same day as trash pickup. Yard waste materials include…

  • Metro East news briefs

    Metro East news briefs

    New private sector push for economic development      A new St. Louis Regional Economic Development Alliance — announced in February by a trio of the region’s most powerful…

  • Cook County news briefs

    Cook County news briefs

     Buffalo Grove Reynolds, Beitzel earn national public works certification Buffalo Grove Public Works Director Mike Reynolds and Maintenance Supervisor Bryan Beitzel both recently achieved…

  • Lake County news briefs

    Lake County news briefs

    Buffalo Grove Reynolds, Beitzel earn national public works certification Buffalo Grove Public Works Director Mike Reynolds and Maintenance Supervisor Bryan Beitzel both recently achieved…

  • Kendall County news briefs

    Kendall County news briefs

    Kendall County Funds available for energy assistance Kendall County Health Department’s Kendall-Grundy Community Action Services has funds available to assist low income households…

  • DeKalb County news briefs

    DeKalb County news briefs

    COUNTY Job skills classes open to county residents   Northwestern Medicine invites DeKalb County residents to the DeKalb Public Library for the next several Thursdays to get help…

  • McHenry County news briefs

    McHenry County news briefs

    McHenry County Dept. of Health offers pair of rabies vaccination clinics  The McHenry County Department of Health Animal Control Division is offering two low-cost rabies vaccination…

STATE NEWS

Lawmakers seek to consolidate school districts

The number of school districts in Illinois could be reduced by as much as 20 percent, under legislation pending in the state Senate. State Sen. Tom Cullerton (D-Villa Park) has proposed…

Deaths of new mothers are on the rise in the U.S.

SPRINGFIELD — Deaths among pregnant and recently pregnant women have been on the rise in the U.S. for more than a decade, and a group of state lawmakers has introduced legislation…

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