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Firefighter Memorial License Plate Most Popular, Then Chicago White Sox; Some Offensive Vanity Plates Rejected

By Zeta Cross | The Center Square contributor (The Center Square) – Customized vanity license plates are a popular way for drivers to distinguish themselves from the pack. However, some don’t make the cut. “BITEME” […]

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President Joe Biden Signs Legislation Appropriating Nearly $5 Million to Lake County Infrastructure Projects

Lake County is slated to receive nearly $5 million in infrastructure funding as part of a new federal bill. In December, President Biden signed into law the omnibus bill that included federal funding for infrastructure […]


Tax Year 2022 Bill 1st Installment (Billed in 2023) Will Be Due April 3 Instead of the Expected March 1, 2023 Due Date

First installment Tax Year 2022 Cook County property tax bills will be mailed out in late February or early March 2023, but property owners will have an extra month to pay their first installment of […]

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Pritzker Signs Amendments to SAFE-T Act December 6; Lawsuit Fighting Implementation Begins December 20

By Greg Bishop | The Center Square Amendments to Illinois’ SAFE-T Act are now law. The controversial legislation passed the previous General Assembly in January 2021. It brought about sweeping changes to the state’s criminal […]

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Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office Files Detention Petitions Against All Alleged Murderers, Sex Offenders, and Felony Domestic Abusers Currently in Lake County Jail

More Petitions to Follow in Anticipation of SAFE-T Act Taking Effect (Lake County, IL) Today, the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office announced that, pursuant to the SAFE-T Act’s new detention system, it has filed detention petitions […]