Naperville votes to ban some gun sales; redevelopment encounters problems

Naperville votes to ban certain arms sales

After four hours of public comment that extended into the early hours of Wednesday morning, Naperville City Council voted 8 to 1 to pass an ordinance banning the sale of certain high-powered rifles and corresponding high-capacity magazines in the city limits.

A false start in Arlington Heights?

The latest plans for a 17-acre mixed-use redevelopment of the dilapidated International Plaza shopping center in Arlington Heights has hit a stumbling block.

Big project for a community park

The Buffalo Grove Park District has big plans for Mike Rylko Community Park, including a new amphitheater and an expanded Spray ‘n’ Play playground.

NI Food Bank opens new center

The Northern Illinois Food Bank is entering a new chapter serving Lake and McHenry counties by relocating and expanding its distribution center now in Green Oaks.

Grill maker Weber plans layoffs

Palatine-based grill maker Weber Inc. plans to cut its workforce following a new quarterly earnings report showing its net sales fell 21% from the same period last year, the company announced this week.

Propane trucks delivering

As a Chicago company drives more than 8 million miles on its fleet of propane delivery trucks, environmentalists note that while propane isn’t a perfectly clean fuel source, it can be a good “bridge “allowing companies to have an impact on reducing pollution while remaining waiting for other alternative sources to mature.

ComEd will give a discount on the electricity bill

The average household taxpayer in Northern Illinois will receive a $4.80 credit on their electric bill next April as a reward for Commonwealth Edison’s nine-year bribery program. The Illinois Commerce Commission unanimously approved ComEd’s $31 million offer to fix the problem.