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Politics

Conversation and news about local officials, government and campaigns.
New Law to Benefit Suburbs with Sale of Tinley Mental Health Center

New Law to Benefit Suburbs with Sale of Tinley Mental Health Center

Nearly half of the proceeds of a state-operated mental health facility will go infrastructure improvements and mental health services.
Accused Embezzler Sopko Back on Oak Forest Payroll, House Arrest Loosened

Accused Embezzler Sopko Back on Oak Forest Payroll, House Arrest Loosened

Charles Sopko has had his house arrest relaxed, and has been voted back on to paid leave by Oak Forest aldermen.
Mom Says Food from Tinley Jewel-Osco Gave Son Salmonella: Lawsuit

Mom Says Food from Tinley Jewel-Osco Gave Son Salmonella: Lawsuit

The boy tested positive for salmonella infection, just before the deli was shut down after severak people fell ill from its products.
Trial in 2009 Stabbing Case Delayed—Again

Trial in 2009 Stabbing Case Delayed—Again

The start of the trial of Derek Grib, the man accused of fatally stabbing Oak Forest teen Felix Jimenez in 2009, was scheduled to take place June 10–12. But it was delayed again.
Mother Sues Oak Forest Health Center Over Son's Severed Finger

Mother Sues Oak Forest Health Center Over Son's Severed Finger

The woman says the surroundings at the center were 'hazardous and unsafe' and led to her son's finger being severed.
Oak Forest Selling Surplus Vehicles

Oak Forest Selling Surplus Vehicles

Submit any sealed bids by Thursday, May 8.
Should Your State Legalize Pot?

Should Your State Legalize Pot?

With the economic benefits of legalized marijuana working for Colorado, is your state the next in line?
Record Number of Voters Registered in Suburban Cook County

Record Number of Voters Registered in Suburban Cook County

Nearly 5,500 new 17- and 18-year-old voters registered to vote during registration events held at 89 high schools around suburban Cook County in January and February
What Obama Could Learn From Pete Seeger for SOTU Address

What Obama Could Learn From Pete Seeger for SOTU Address

In Tuesday's State of the Union address, will President Obama channel the spirit of Pete Seeger?
Cyber Insecurity: What You Need to Know

Cyber Insecurity: What You Need to Know

A surge of cyber attacks affecting millions of Americans has many of us wondering what to do.
Michelle Sopko Resigns From Arbor Park School Board

Michelle Sopko Resigns From Arbor Park School Board

The board of education for District 145 has 45 days to fill the vacancy.
Is Internet Freedom a Thing of the Past?

Is Internet Freedom a Thing of the Past?

A close look at the current battle over net neutrality, and how last week’s ruling will affect the future of internet freedom.
Sopkos Still Sit on Boards, But Why?

Sopkos Still Sit on Boards, But Why?

The Oak Forest couple has been accused of embezzling more than $350K from the Palos Heights Fire Protection District, and they're still on the governmental boards they were elected to. Find
Why is Poverty Moving to America's Suburbs?

Why is Poverty Moving to America's Suburbs?

A look at the growth of poverty in the suburbs of America.
Bank On It: New Fed Chair Vital Role Model For Girls

Bank On It: New Fed Chair Vital Role Model For Girls

A look at the future with Janet Yellen as our first female leader of the Federal Reserve.
Unemployed or Know Someone Who Is? Latest on Benefits Debate

Unemployed or Know Someone Who Is? Latest on Benefits Debate

A look at the current debate over the extension of unemployment benefits.
Weather: Cloudy With a Chance Of Crazy

Weather: Cloudy With a Chance Of Crazy

Weather gone wild: Current cold temperatures across America fuel the debate over global warming.
Oak Forest Raises Water and Sewer Rates in 2014

Oak Forest Raises Water and Sewer Rates in 2014

A 19-percent hike from the city's water suppliers is to blame for Oak Forest's increase, officials say.