The House Consumer Protection Committee has approved legislation introduced by Rep. Laura Fine, D-Glenview to ban the use of coal tar -- a chemical commonly found in sealants used in parking lots and playgrounds.
The closest aldermanic race in today's election in Evanston was in the 8th Ward, where unofficial results from all precincts show long-time incumbent Ann Rainey with just a 15 vote margin of victory over challenger Rob Bady.
Update 10:10 p.m.: Sustained cheers broke out at the Steve Hagerty election night party as the final vote totals show Hagerty with a narrow victory over Mark Tendam. The margin: 50.47 percent to 49.53 percent.
A supporter of 1st Ward aldermanic candidate Lee Cabot has filed a complaint with the state board of elections objecting to the use of a photo of her in campaign fliers mailed by the incumbent alderman, Judy Fiske.