* Voter turnout low for primary
* Cicero Town President Larry Dominick wins re-election
* Primary election results
* Machesney to have new village leader
* Experience rules polls in Dundee Township
* Riggenbach, Akeson advance in 3rd District race
* 205,000 people claim unemployment in Illinois
Illinois paid over 205,000 people unemployment checks last week.
That comes out to more than $114.7 million.
* ComEd cuts some workers’ hours
Power company ComEd slashed some employees’ work hours by 40 percent this week — just one week after announcing it would cancel projects under way, but avoid layoffs.
* Hard Working: Competing for a Job
* Chicago as a high-speed rail hub: Has the time for this idea finally come?
* New jobs declining in Will, Grundy
* South Shore Cultural Center face-lift draws smiles
* Sears Tower in silver?
110-story icon may get paint job to boost tenants, energy
* Background checks for sheriff’s office, police
The Cook County sheriff’s office and the Chicago Police Department are launching new efforts to weed out bad apples.
Sheriff Tom Dart recently ordered his internal-affairs investigators to conduct background checks on every one of the office’s roughly 7,000 employees, spokesman Steve Patterson said.
* Daley outburst faults feds’ focus
* Mayor wants feds to target gun trafficking
* Daley rants against feds
Daley’s broadside came during a news conference at police headquarters, called to unveil his annual package of gun-control legislation. The only new features are proposals to increase penalties for shooting students on or near school grounds and public transit and to prevent the private sale of handguns without a criminal background check.
* Daley: Feds Need Higher Priorities Than Celebs
* Tips for Mayor’s YouTube site