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May 26, 2015

Pothole? Abandoned Car? There’s an App For That…

Tech advances make it quicker, easier to connect with City Hall with concerns, complaints.​
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May 24, 2015

Taxpayers To Buy Tavern Owned By Alderman’s Family

Calumet City’s government decides to pay alderman’s family $125,000 to buy their bar as part of initiative to reduce drinking establishments in the...
May 21, 2015

Mob Questions Surface Over Casino Contractor

The BGA finds that Rivers Casino in Des Plaines hired a maintenance and security contractor whose president has had ties to reputed mob figures. Now...