Day: May 8, 2018

Every person in Illinois owes $11,000 for pensions, with no fix in sight

Three years ago Tuesday, the Illinois Supreme Court struck down the state’s attempt to cut its employees’ pension benefits to chip away at a retirement-system debt that’s swelled to almost $11,000 for every man, woman and child. Since then, Illinois’s credit rating was downgraded to the…

Trump says he’s withdrawing U.S. from Iran nuclear accord

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump announced Tuesday the U.S. will pull out of the landmark nuclear accord with Iran, dealing a profound blow to U.S. allies and potentially deepening the president’s isolation on the world stage. “The United States does not make empty threats,” he said…

After months of debate, Life Time Fitness coming to Lake Zurich

Life Time Fitness is coming to Lake Zurich. The village board voted unanimously in favor of the plan to build a two-story luxury fitness center at the old Hackney’s site. “I look at this project as a total home run for the community,” village Trustee John…

Ice cream trucks roam Elgin after ban ends

Familiar summertime jingles finally are drifting through the air in Elgin, with the No. 1 ice cream truck sticker going to the man who petitioned to overturn a 45-year ban. “It feels great,” Jim Cremeens said Monday, as he was getting ready to drive his ice…

Hockey program taking over former Orbit roller rink in Palatine

Plans are in the works to convert the recently shuttered Orbit Skate Center in Palatine to an ice-skating facility that will host a top-tier youth hockey program, figure skating training, lessons and related activities. The Palatine village council tonight will review the proposal from American Tier…

8 years?!? Behemoth Tri-State widening project about to begin

Up to 213,500 cars and trucks a day to work around. Irate residents. Thirty-two bridges teeming with traffic. Multiple railroads and the second-busiest airport in the nation to circumnavigate. And for drivers, possibly eight years of jackhammers and construction backups. related advertisement graphic Proposed I-294 rebuild…