| May 7, 2014
| 8:30 AM
The news is full of articles about how few baby boomers are prepared financially for retirement. Yet many retirees have plenty of money to get through their golden years. Why are some baby boomers financially prepared for retirement...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 2:30 AM
DEAR JOYCE: I have been employed by my company for five years. When recently meeting with friends, I was upset to learn that two of them, who have held their jobs for only a couple of years, are getting more vacation time than I am! Unfair! -- T.O.J.
| Apr 2, 2014
| 3:36 PM
A month after the Naperville City Council nixed its pension benefits, it is considering doing away with health care perks too.
Councilman Paul Hinterlong made the proposal Tuesday, saying the council positions are considered part-time and therefore...
| May 7, 2014
| 11:36 AM
A Naperville councilman has scaled back his proposal to raise salaries for future councilmen while getting rid of health benefits.
Councilman Steve Chirico now is calling for $20,000 salaries and no health perks, a move he estimates could save $75,000 a...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 2:24 PM
Naperville City Councilmen will debate Tuesday whether their elected officials should be eligible for health insurance benefits.
Rescinding such perks could save the city $135,000 annually, according to a city memo.
Councilman Paul Hinterlong said...
| May 27, 2014
| 6:01 PM
Salaries are going up for teachers and counselors in Arlington Heights-based Township High School District 214, but school district officials are releasing few details about the pay raises.
The school board at its May 22 meeting approved a five-year...
| Apr 3, 2014
Letters to the editor from Palos Park, Tinley Park, Orland Park, Joliet, Lemont, Oak Lawn and Palos Heights.
I often read about people complaining about how rich Bruce Rauner is.
When did it become a crime to be rich and successful?...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 5:00 PM
Four years after he became the face of municipal greed, Robert Rizzo broke his long silence Wednesday in a Los Angeles courtroom and asked a judge for mercy.
The former Bell administrator was pale and baggy-eyed, and his thinning hair had turned gray....
| Mar 25, 2014
| 10:57 AM
Naperville's next mayor shouldn't expect a salary much different than the current mayor.
The City Council on Monday gave informal approval to rolling the current cell phone and Internet stipend into the mayor's salary starting next year, but otherwise...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Whether you're a recent college graduate or further down your career path, you might be asking yourself this question. The question isn't "should I or should I not go to graduate school?" It's a question of when should you go.
| Mar 5, 2014
| 1:15 PM
WASHINGTON -- Raising the minimum wage makes sense to anybody who has ever worked an hourly job, President Obama said in a freewheeling and highly personal argument he debuted on Wednesday.
Speaking to a crowd in New Britain, Conn., Obama praised a...