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— This Week's Stories —
  • Savanna City Council Approves
    Appointment of Carol Fosdick to Zoning Board of AppealsAt a brief (under 25 minutes) meeting on Tuesday, October 22nd, at 333 Chicago Avenue, the Savanna City Council voted unanimously to approve Mayor Toni McCombie’s recommendation to appoint former City Council member Carol Fosdick to an unexpired five year term on the city’s Zoning Board of Appeals.
  • West Carroll Investigates Transportation Software to Save Money The West Carroll School Board listened to a presentation from new Transportation Director, Nicole Baker, regarding the potential benefits of purchasing software that would formulate the most cost effective routes for the schools buses.
  • Eastland School District Veterans Day ObservanceThe Eastland School District, Lanark and Shannon American Legion Posts, the Lanark Veterans of Foreign Wars Post and the Northwest Illinois Chapter of the Korean War and Korean Service Veterans Association are teaming up to observe Veterans Day on November 11th. The public is invited to attend the observance which will be held at the Eastland Jr/Sr High School new gym in Lanark at 8:30 a.m.
  • The Warehouse Opens to Illinois TaxpayersIllinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka on Monday launched The Warehouse, a comprehensive online database that puts Local Government financial information and tens of thousands of records at a single location for taxpayer review.
  • Illinois Governor Wants $100 Million More for Public Employees Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn says publicly that public-pension reform is “a paramount issue right now,” but that’s not stopping him from asking for more than $100 million to hike the pay of unionized public employees.
  • Highland Community College Foundation
    Recognizes Distinguished AlumniThe Highland Community College Foundation presented its 19th annual Distinguished Alumni Awards on Thursday, October 10, at the Freeport Country Club.
  • Halloween HappeningsHalloween Happenings in Mt. Carroll took Place October 26, 2013. Watch the Slideshow Here.
  • Changes to Board of Directors at Timber Lake PlayhouseIn anticipation of its 53rd season and its 2014 fiscal year, the Timber Lake Playhouse Board of Directors held its re-organizational meeting on Thursday, Oct. 17th.
  • Palisades Art League Fall Show A SuccessThis year’s well attended Palisades Art League Annual Fall Art Show & Sale held Oct. 19 & 20, 2013 at the West Carroll Primary School presented 173 works of art and photos for public viewing.
  • Pastor’s CornerBy Pastor Steve Cassell. It is a great honor for me to have this opportunity to share my heart and pen with you.
  • There’s a Gun in the RoomCommentary by Lynn Kocal. There’s a gun in the room,” meaning that government is inherently coercive.
  • Senate Week in ReviewFrom State Senator Tim Bivins, week of Oct. 21-25, 2013. The first week of the annual fall veto session ended with lawmakers quickly disposing of vetoed measures then moving on to address other issues.
  • The Reeder ReportCommentary By Scott Reeder | Journalist in Residence, Illinois Policy Institute. This week - Saying Goodbye.
  • More Important NewsCheck out other articles that didn't make the PA print edition and for more info on things you need to know.
  • More than 150 New Laws Took Effect in Illinois on Jan. 1, 2013More than 150 new laws take effect January 1, including measures that target criminal activity, protect employee privacy, and provide revenue for state parks.
  • 214 New Laws Take Effect Jan. 1, 2012Among the more notable measures are bills that would give citizens greater access to government information through the Internet, encourage the use of alternative energy sources, reduce regulations for home-based food businesses and allow motorcyclists to proceed through a red light if the tripping device fails to turn the light green after a reasonable time.
  • Timberlake Playhouse

  • New Laws for 2011There are over 200 new laws on the books for Illinois, beginning January 1, 2011.
  • New Laws for 2010There are over 200 new laws on the books for Illinois, beginning January 1, 2010.
  • 2009 Property Tax Assessments For Carroll County For Cherry Grove, Elkhorn, Fairhaven, Freedom, Rock Creek, and Wysox. Mount Carroll, Salem, Savanna, Washington, Woodland and York Townships.


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