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Update: City Council members to take themselves off subsidized health plan

<p>ADVANCE FOR USE MONDAY AUG. 5 AND THEREAFTER - FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2012 file photo, Michael Cardenas shows medical marijuana he purchases outside Arizona Organix, the first legal medical marijuana dispensary to open in Glendale, Ariz. Illinois has become the 20th state to legalize medical marijuana with some of the strictest standards in the nation. But the proposal will take many months to set into motion because of complex rules and regulations. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File) ORG XMIT: CX301</p>

Medical pot users won't be precluded from firearm ID cards

A proposal to ban medical marijuana patients from obtaining firearm ID cards has been struck down, according to The Chicago Sun-Times.

<p>A rider pedals by a snow melt puddle while biking on the&nbsp;<a id="firsthit" name="firsthit"></a>bike&nbsp;path near Montrose beach in Chicago on Monday, March 10, 2014. | Michael Jarecki/For Sun-Times Media &nbsp;</p>

Statewide bike plan aims to improve cycling in Illinois

A newly announced statewide bike plan aims to improve accommodations, policies and the overall bicycling experience in Illinois.

Michael Connelly State Representative-48th District Submitted 10/2010

State tax options debated at Naperville Chamber event

Some Naperville-area legislators are standing firm in their opposition to both a progressive income tax in Illinois and making permanent the 2011 income tax increases.

<p>Paul Hinterlong &nbsp;| Brian Powers~Sun-Times Media &nbsp;</p>

Officials question health insurance for Naperville council

Naperville City Council members don’t entirely agree on whether they should continue receiving taxpayer-subsidized health insurance for their part-time positions.

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Naperville’s winter bills still coming in

The daffodils might be poised to burst into bloom, but that doesn’t mean winter’s woes are entirely in the past just yet.

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Canvass says Kaupas winner in Will County GOP sheriff race

The official canvass of the votes from the March 18 primary showed Will County sheriff candidate Ken Kaupas with 225 votes more than his Republican opponent Nick Ficarello.

<p>Will County Sheriff candidate Ken Kaupas watches the vote totals come in Tuesday night, March 18, 2014. | Jaime Angio~For Sun-Times Media</p>

Kaupas has advantage in Will County sheriff race

After more than two hours of verifying and counting 135 provisional and more than 250 absentee ballots, candidate Ken Kaupas, who held a small lead after the primary, had gained...

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Naperville Council OKs $17 million bond issue

Naperville City Council members this week launched the city’s $54 million capital improvement program for the upcoming year.

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Charged up: Council raises electric rates 6 percent next month

Naperville City Council members made their decision Tuesday evening about fixing the $14 million hole in the Electric Department’s budget.

<p>Convicted felon Drew Peterson's benefits have received attention since the Bolingbrook Police Pension Board last week voted unanimously to conduct a hearing to consider putting a stop to the payments. &nbsp;| &nbsp;AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File</p>

Proposed bill could withhold public pension from some convicts

Retired Bolingbrook police officer and convicted felon Drew Peterson is making news anew. It has to do with his continued $79,000 yearly public safety pension benefit.

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