U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) released a statement late last week after President Obama vetoed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). “The veto of the defense authorization bill is deserving of a congressional override, which is in reach because of vast bipartisan, bicameral support." Kirk said.
Nicor Gas is modernizing the Northbrook natural gas system. Nicor Gas, or the contractor, will contact Northbrook residents soon to inspect their sewer connections if they are not accessible from the street, and to locate existing natural gas lines and meters.
The Buffalo Grove Village Board said this week that it will terminate crossing-guard services for District 21 after Nov. 13 if the district does not pay its share of program costs for the entire fall semester. The district has been disputing outstanding balances totaling $24,191 for crossing-guard services provided during the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 school years, so if has refused to pay for service this fall.
Pedestrian safety is expected to improve with a planned sidewalk installation project along West Willow Road in the City of Prospect Heights. The sidewalk will run from the north side of West Willow Road, from Schoenbeck Road east to Tomah Avenue, and connect with the existing sidewalk in Arlington Heights.
State Rep. Marty Moylan (D-Dist. 55) recently introduced House Bill 4308, which classifies physical assaults against military members as potential hate crimes, with the penalty for a conviction carrying a maximum of three years in prison in addition to any other penalties for the crime.
U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) joined three other Democratic senators this week in a letter sent to the U.S. Department of Education, calling for a harder look at the agency's funding policies for for-profit colleges.
A ceremonial ribbon cutting was held recently for O’Hare's new Runway 10R/28L and a new south air traffic control tower, attended by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Mount Prospect Mayor Arlene Juracek, Federal Aviation Administration Deputy Administrator Michael Whitaker, Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) Commissioner Ginger Evans and former U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood.
After the recent announcement that Social Security recipients will not receive a cost-of-living (COLA) increase in 2016, U.S. Reps. Jan Schakowsky (D-Dist. 9), Doris Matsui (D-CA) and Patrick Murphy (D-FL) issued a joint statement and unveiled new legislation.
South Korea welcomed U.S. Rep. Robert Dold (R-Dist. 10), who traveled to the Asian nation last week as part of a delegation from the Village of Wheeling and the Korean Cultural Center of Chicago. The delegation discussed efforts to reunite North and South Korean relatives, as well as efforts to boost U.S.-South Korean trade relations.
The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) will review the Village of Schaumburg Police Department next month, and residents, including department employees, are invited to comment on the review at a public information meeting on Nov. 2.
The City of Des Plaines City Council approved or rejected numerous items at Monday's meeting. During the Executive Session, verbal reports were made on collective bargaining, personnel, probable or imminent litigation, pending litigation, and the sale and purchase of property.
Residents of the 10th Congressional District have the opportunity to honor their hometown heroes by nominating their picks for the Tenth District Leadership Awards. U.S. Rep. Robert Dold (R-Dist. 10) officially put out the call recently for nominations, which are being accepted in six categories: Community Service, Entrepreneurial Excellence, Exceptional Educator, Friend of the Environment, Helping Heroes and Young Leader.
Elgin Fire Chief John Fahy said residential and commercial property owners may now qualify for lower insurance rates after the department received high marks from the national Insurance Services Office (ISO).
State Rep. Marty Moylan, (D-Dist. 55) is encouraging motorists to sign up for an email alert that will inform them when it is time to renew their driver’s licenses, as the Illinois Secretary of State’s office no longer sends out reminders by mail.
The Glenview Police Department has started a Facebook page to enhance communications with the public via social media. When residents, local businesses and neighboring communities "like" the Glenview Police Department's Facebook page, they can view community-related items, including real-time issues such as scam alerts, road closures and traffic incidents.
U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) became the first Republican U.S. senator to earn the Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence's (ICHV) Abraham Lincoln Award, given to officials who have taken a strong position against gun violence.
With the support of U.S. Rep. Robert Dold (R-Dist. 10), Rep. Stephen Fincher (R-TN) led the first successful discharge petition since 2002. The petition has the 218 signatures needed to force a House floor vote on the Export-Import Bank reauthorization.