Monday, around the farm ...

Monday, around the farm ...

Posted by JP on Mon, 06/09/2008 - 17:10

Enjoying the humidity? Seems like only yesterday winter storms were wreaking havoc. Looks like they still are across the suburbs

Besides salt, municipalities are facing additional costs for a variety of things related to the awful winter weather that lasted longer than anyone anticipated -- or wanted.
Naperville budgeted $365,000 for outside contractors to handle snow removal, but it actually paid out $526,000. Combine that overrun with overtime costs associated with the city's own public works employees, an extra $300,000 for road salt and the costs of the additional road work caused by the weather and Naperville's budget could easily take a $1 million hit, Finance Director Doug Krieger said.

What happens in Vegas, gets paid for in Hoffman Estates?

When taxpayers hear they're footing the bill for several local officials to spend four days in Las Vegas, eyebrows are bound to be raised.
"When people hear it's Las Vegas, you know where their minds go," said Hoffman Estates Economic Development Director Gary Skoog.
But suburban officials who attended last month's four-day International Council of Shopping Centers' Global Retail Real Estate Convention said the roulette wheel isn't the draw.

State Rep. Paul Froehlich’s mother has passed away at the age of 93.

Between co-founding an international organization promoting breast feeding and being the mother of an Illinois state representative, Edwina Froehlich had a long and strong influence on public affairs.
Mrs. Froehlich, lately of Inverness and one of the seven founders of La Leche League International, died at the age of 93 Sunday, having first suffered a stroke May 25.

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