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Park Ridge Mayor David Schmidt. | File photo

Mayor accepts Park Ridge budget, promises to keep eye on revenues, spending

Firefighter staffing bill formally opposed by Park Ridge City Council

A state bill that could affect the staffing of fire departments is now formally opposed by the Park Ridge City Council.

<p>Park Ridge City Hall &nbsp;| &nbsp;File</p>

Park Ridge officials called to testify before labor relations board

Three Park Ridge officials were scheduled to appear before a judge this week to discuss their role in the city’s recent contract agreement with a local workers union.

<p>Greenwood Street beach in &nbsp;Evanston. An engineering firm has asked Park Ridge to consider joining Niles and Morton Grove in purchasing Lake Michigan water from Evanston as an alternative to Chicago. | File</p>

Park Ridge, Niles, Morton Grove consider ditching expensive Chicago water

Tired of paying the rising costs of Lake Michigan water charged by the city of Chicago, the villages of Niles and Morton Grove are eyeing alternative suppliers. And an...

<p>Park Ridge City Hall &nbsp;| &nbsp;File</p>

Park Ridge officials decline to release income taxes

Park Ridge elected officials say they won’t be releasing their 2013 tax returns to the public.

<p>Mel Thillens | File photo</p>

Thillens named president of Park Ridge Park Board

Mel Thillens has been named president of the Park Ridge Park District Board of Commissioners.

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Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) talks to Ridgewood High School students in the american government class about the importance of voting at the school Dec. 19. | Curtis Lehmkuhl~Sun-Times Media

Schakowsky to throw her biggest fundraising event of the year

Rep. Jan Schakowsky will throw her biggest fundraising event of the year Monday, featuring Gov. Pat Quinn and governor hopeful Wendy Davis.

Winnetka, 3/10/13 --Illinois Governor Pat Quinn, speaking at the Winnetka Community House. | Vincent D. Johnson~for Sun-Times Media

Gov. Quinn talks 5-year blueprint at City Club today

Quinn will discuss his five-year budget plan at the City Club of Chicago today, April 28, Early & Often reports.

Park Ridge firefighters put out a Wisner Street house fire in 2012. | File

Park Ridge opposition to firefighter-staffing bill put on hold

Aldermen on April 21 voted to hold off on approving a resolution urging the Illinois Senate to defeat house bill 5485 after a representative from the Associated Firefighters of...

An overflow crowd jammed into Deerfield's Village Hall Tuesday, April 22, for a forum on gun violence with state Rep. Scott Durry (D-Highwood) and Rep. Brad Schneider (D-Deerfield). | STEVE SADIN/FOR SUN-TIMES MEDIA

Deerfield gun forum draws testy, divided crowd

An overflow, nearly out of control crowd of more than 150 people peppered state Rep. Scott Drury (D-Highwood) and his gun safety panel with questions Tuesday, April 22, at...

Park Ridge City Hall.  |  Sun-Times Media Files

Despite cuts, Park Ridge City Council passes budget with $6.1 million deficit

Elected officials passed Park Ridge’s 2014-15 budget Monday night, but uncertainties involving the city’s expenses over the next year remain.

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