Sycamore Chooses Builder For Rec Center

5 hours ago
city of Sycamore

  Sycamore’s park district selected a construction company to build a new recreation complex.  

The new campus is part of Sycamore’s Action 2020 plan, a citywide beautification project.  It will be built on Airport Road, and contain amenities such as a dog park, splash pond, community center, and sledding hill. 

What Makes This An iPerspective

8 hours ago

Most people might think that the “i” in i-Phone refers to the Internet. And they’d be right. The i is a small case one, after all, and surely that refers to the internet. If it referred to you, then it would be a capital I, right?


The Illinois Attorney General's office says a settlement in the workplace retaliation lawsuit against Democratic U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth is final and the plaintiffs can't back out even if no paperwork was signed.

The two women who sued Duckworth said this week they wanted out of the agreement because they felt the congresswoman was tarnishing their reputations by calling their allegations false.

But Attorney General spokeswoman Maura Possley said Thursday the agreement reached last month with a judge is final.

Illinois Lottery

State officials are officially seeking a new private manager for the Illinois Lottery after moving to terminate Northstar Lottery Group's contract last year.

Gov. Bruce Rauner announced the release Thursday of a request for proposal on a 10-year $300 million contract.

He says proposed contract changes eliminate past problems.

Illinois awarded Chicago-based Northstar a contract in 2010. The company was criticized about its management style and not meeting revenue goals.

Under September's termination agreement, Northstar continues operations until 2017.

  U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez says unions are a crucial​ part of establishing a successful middle class. He’s against plans like those promoted by Illinois Republican Governor Bruce Rauner.

“These efforts to do away with collective bargaining, and prevailing wage, and the right-to-work-for-less movement is something that I think is frontal assault on the middle class. And that’s why I applaud the efforts of those in Illinois who understand that when unions succeed, Illinois succeeds," he said.