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Politics

Conversation and news about local officials, government and campaigns.
Former Congressman Joe Walsh to Appear at Sharon Brannigan Fund Raiser

Former Congressman Joe Walsh to Appear at Sharon Brannigan Fund Raiser

Walsh will be in Homer Glen on Sept. 18.
Patch Poll: What Do You Think of the 'New War on Terror' as the U.S. Commits to Going After ISIL?

Patch Poll: What Do You Think of the 'New War on Terror' as the U.S. Commits to Going After ISIL?

President Obama commits the nation to military action in the Middle East to "degrade and ultimately destroy" ISIL. Where do you stand?
Will County School Board Petitions Available Starting Sept. 23

Will County School Board Petitions Available Starting Sept. 23

The deadline to file is Dec. 22.
Tinley Park Kicks Term Limits Item Off the Ballot

Tinley Park Kicks Term Limits Item Off the Ballot

The electoral board removed one referendum from the November ballot, due to confusion about scope and enactment.
Pat Quinn and Bruce Rauner Jab and Jabber at Tribune Editorial Board Session

Pat Quinn and Bruce Rauner Jab and Jabber at Tribune Editorial Board Session

The governor candidates sit side by side for first time. We learn one is as corrupt as Rod Blagojevich and the other profits off misery.
'I Can, They Can't': Sheriff Campaigning For Cousin Kaupas Wears Uniform In Parades, Forbids Opponents From Doing Same

'I Can, They Can't': Sheriff Campaigning For Cousin Kaupas Wears Uniform In Parades, Forbids Opponents From Doing Same

The sergeant running against the sheriff’s cousin questioned whether the two Kaupases are trying to confuse voters.
Quinn Signs Bill to Help Fund New Courthouse

Quinn Signs Bill to Help Fund New Courthouse

"Judicial facilities fee" could raise $1.5 million to $2 million per year.
Tinley Park Hires Firm to Develop Blueprint for Mental Health Facility

Tinley Park Hires Firm to Develop Blueprint for Mental Health Facility

Tinley Park officials agreed to invest in a firm to come up with a plan for development of the property.
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.
Trustees Again Put Off Vote on Cell Towers

Trustees Again Put Off Vote on Cell Towers

The final vote won't come until September, Tinley Park Mayor Ed Zabrocki said last week.
Tinley Park Term Limit Measure Closer to Ballot

Tinley Park Term Limit Measure Closer to Ballot

Trustees had a first reading last week, and a final vote could come next month.
Singing Politician Sends Birthday Video to Late Wife of GOP Big Shot

Singing Politician Sends Birthday Video to Late Wife of GOP Big Shot

Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford's birthday video landed in Pat Brady's inbox Monday morning.
No Vehicle Sticker Yet? No Ticket Until August 16

No Vehicle Sticker Yet? No Ticket Until August 16

Tinley Park residents have until August 15 to affix a vehicle sticker to their car. After that, the tickets will start flowing.
Tinley Park Switches Ambulance Service Providers

Tinley Park Switches Ambulance Service Providers

Trustees said the the change could save the village $800,000.
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, days before the deli was shut down after nine people fell ill from its products.
Tinley Park Trustees Hold Off Vote on Cell Towers on District 140 Property

Tinley Park Trustees Hold Off Vote on Cell Towers on District 140 Property

The cell phone towers won't be going up just yet.
Dwyane Wade's Ex Says Cops and Lawyer Schemed to Get Her Jailed

Dwyane Wade's Ex Says Cops and Lawyer Schemed to Get Her Jailed

New Lenox's mayor conspired with Dolton cops to get her arrested and rough her up to help the NBA star's case against her, the ex-wife claims in a lawsuit.
Village One Step Closer to Cell Phone Towers on District 140 Property

Village One Step Closer to Cell Phone Towers on District 140 Property

The final vote will come June 17, but trustees have given preliminary approval to the two towers.
Matteson Takes Over Dilapidated Lincoln Mall Site

Matteson Takes Over Dilapidated Lincoln Mall Site

Can the Village revamp and revive the struggling shopping center?
Roundabout Plans Progressing into Next Phase

Roundabout Plans Progressing into Next Phase

Plans are moving forward for a roundabout at 183rd and Oak Park Avenue in Tinley Park.