Highland Park, IL Government

Wilcox: 'What we have here is the largest utility hike in history'

State Sen. Craig Wilcox (R-McHenry) sees only trouble in the state’s new clean energy bill. “What we have here is the largest utility hike in history, along with less reliable energy that Illinois will likely have to import from other states,” Wilcox said in a post to Facebook. Wilcox joins...
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Lawyers, race and money: Illinois' messy weed experiment

CHICAGO — Illinois stood to become a model for diversifying the marijuana industry in other states when it legalized the drug last year. So far, its success is half-baked. As the first state Legislature to legalize recreational cannabis sales after others approved it by ballot measure, Illinois crafted what it hopes will be a national template for how to atone for the war on drugs while also generating new revenue.

Elgin events coming soon

1. Sk8er Boyz Live at OR; 2. Kink & Draw : Pin up Provacateur; 3. Virtual Speed Dating for Professional Singles!; 4. The Martini Room Presents: Moana's Mavens!; 5. Fall Fling;

Local Trump allies hold rally in support of those arrested during Capitol riots

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) — Local allies of former President Donald Trump held a rally Saturday in Millennium Park in support of those who've been arrested for their involvement in the Jan. 6 insurrection. The event mirrored one held the same day in Washington, D.C. and also drew Counter-protestors who attempted to drown them out.

Coast Guard Station Kenosha recommissioned and returned to a year-round station

Coast Guard Station Kenosha was recommissioned and returned to a year- round station during ceremonies at noon on Friday. The station is the primary unit for Coast Guard response to Search and Rescue, Maritime Law Enforcement, and Ice Rescue in the area. The commissioning ceremony and change-of-command were held Friday...

Opinion: Automatic Pay Raises Haven't Stopped Chicago's Corruption

This week 45 of the 50 city of Chicago aldermen accepted a 5.5% pay raise to increase the highest-paid among them to an annual salary of $130,000. The pay raise is automatic, and tied to inflation — which, as we've heard on this very program, is on the rise. This is a reform that prevents aldermen from raising their own salaries. It also frees them from having to defend their pay raises when they run for reelection.
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Rahm Emanuel, a target of the left, may be rescued by Republicans

Former Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel, whose nomination to become ambassador to Japan has angered liberal activists, has clinched the votes of at least three Republican senators, giving him an important buffer against possible Democratic defections and boosting his chances of winning confirmation in the evenly divided Senate. Emanuel, who has...

Oak Park Residents Invited to free, A Place to Belong Celebration Sept. 18

Excitement for the Village’s new Community Recreation Center (CRC) is building, and Oak Park residents of all ages are invited to the Parks Foundation of Oak Park’s “A Place to Belong” celebration on Sept. 18 from 3:30-5 p.m. The free event features activities, refreshments, and updates on the CRC. It...

Chicago calendar: Coming events

1. Henny Halloween Yacht Party Anita Dee 2 (Chicago); 2. RED OCTOBER/ YACHT AFFAIR; 3. Chicago River Cruises - Family Friendly!; 4. Outdoor screening of "The Reversal" (Offsite); 5. Career Corner: Event for Law Students and Young Attorneys;