Patch Flash: Find Out Which Illinois City Managers Make the Most Money

Chicagoland news to talk about: Desperate Housewives actress dies; once lived in Lake Forest.



According to a new study by the conservative leaning public interest group For the Good of Illinois the salary of Grayslake Village Manager Mike Ellis comes out to $259,252 yearly. According to the study, Ellis is one of seven city managers who makes more money in salary annually than does City of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Emanuel’s salary was $216,200 last year. City managers from Schaumburg, Highland Park, Skokie, Gurnee, Northbrook, and Glenview also made more money than Emanuel last year.


You probably knew her better as Mrs. McCluskey from the hit TV series, The 72-year-old had been battling lung cancer for 11 years and finally succumbed Saturday, dying at her Los Angeles home. In addition to her role as Karen McCluskey on "Desperate Housewives", Joosten also played the president's secretary on "The West Wing".


At its village meeting Monday, Oak Park, took up what some called a drastic measure to help rid the streets of its downtown shopping district of pesky pigeons. But the village ultimately chose not to implement its plan to euthanize the persistent pigeons. The village was previously aiming to enlist the help of the U.S. Department of Agriculture to euthanize the birds using carbon dioxide.  But some animal rights activists and field experts said the tactic is known to be ineffective, igniting an emotional debate in the western Chicago suburb.


President and CEO Eric A. Bloom is accused in an alleged $500 million fraud scheme before the collapse of Sentinel Management in 2007; Chief Trader Charles K. Mosley of Vernon Hills was also charged.


Sun Spa's business license was officially revoked during a public hearing Thursday atvillage hall presided over by Village President Jeff Braiman.Two female employees over the last year have been charged with prostitution while working there.

Chicago's largest-ever public art installation, Color Jam, was unveiled Tuesday in the heart of the city's Loop -- covering various surfaces of the intersection of State and Adams with multihued, geometric shapes. Created by multimedia artist Jessica Stockholder, Color Jam "wraps" the intersection with color in a three-dimensional homage to fabric artist Christo commissioned by the Chicago Loop Alliance's Art Loop.



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