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Indian Prairie District 204 may hire consultant to fight new Route 59 TIF districts

Indian Prairie District 204 may hire consultant to fight new Route 59 TIF districts

Indian Prairie District 204 officials, worried that the city of Aurora might offer economic incentives to Route 59 developers that could affect their schools, may hire a consultant to represent the district’s interests.

Aurora unveiled Route 59 corridor revitalization plans Dec. 6 at an open house.

A design company was hired by the city to study its side of the Route 59 between Liberty Street and Montgomery Road in light of the changing retail landscape and the Fox Valley Mall’s loss of Carson’s and Sears as anchor stores. The other side of Route 59 is in Naperville.

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Legal experts rip judge’s rationale for declaring Obamacare law invalid

Legal experts rip judge’s rationale for declaring Obamacare law invalid

The political and legal fights surrounding the ACA tend to focus on the mandate and the requirement that insurance companies provide coverage to people with preexisting medical conditions. The ...
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Naperville planning to hike fees for annexation, building and development

Naperville planning to hike fees for annexation, building and development

Fees for services involving annexation, plan review and construction in Naperville could be increasing by 10 percent to bring the expense more in line with what it costs the city to do the work.

The city estimates the cost for employees to provide services like permitting, inspections and entitlement services is $2.8 million, but developers and business owners are only paying $2.2 million. An initial analysis found the greatest loss of revenue was in the entitlement services, which includes things as plan review, staff reports, ordinances, contract negotiation and legal review, according to city documents.

A fee increase for services involved in annexation; development, zoning and subdivision; construction and new development would bring in an additional $200,000 annually if the work level stays consistent.

 

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‘Stop,’ ‘I wasn’t there,’ ‘I don’t know anything about that’: Republicans dodge or dismiss Trump’s legal woes

‘Stop,’ ‘I wasn’t there,’ ‘I don’t know anything about that’: Republicans dodge or dismiss Trump’s legal woes

“I don’t do any interviews on anything to do with Trump and that sort of thing, okay?” Risch (Idaho) responded curtly before quickly slipping into the Senate chamber. As Trump’s legal woes — ...
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Will County Health Department to begin preparations for new building

Will County Health Department to begin preparations for new building

Starting on Dec. 12, much of the parking lot between the two buildings will be closed. Patient parking in front of the Community Health Center will not be disrupted, and the parking in front of the ...
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Report: Coal-fired power plants have contaminated groundwater across Illinois, Will County

Report: Coal-fired power plants have contaminated groundwater across Illinois, Will County

The Des Plaines River, one of the main bodies of water with coal ash, expands past both the Will County Generation Station in unincorporated Will County near Romeoville and Joliet 9 and 29, which ...
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Climate change will shrink US economy and kill thousands, government report warns

Climate change will shrink US economy and kill thousands, government report warns

"The global average temperature is much higher and is rising more rapidly than anything modern civilization has experienced, and this warming trend can only be explained by human activities," ...
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Will County earns award for excellence in financial reporting for 17th consecutive year

Will County earns award for excellence in financial reporting for 17th consecutive year

After Will County submitted its 2017 CAFR, it was judged by an impartial panel based on the high standards of the program, which include demonstrating a constructive “spirit of full disclosure” and ...
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Denise Winfrey to lead Will County board

Denise Winfrey to lead Will County board

At Thursday’s county board meeting, current Speaker Jim Moustis, R-Frankfort Township, announced that for the first time in 20 years, he will not seek a leadership role in his party. The Republican ...
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Will County approves $569 million budget

Will County approves $569 million budget

During a Finance Committee meeting two weeks ago, members accused each other of playing political games with the budget. The $3.6 million needed to cover the debt payments for the Health ...
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