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  • Why and how should you start saving for retirement before you hit 35

    Brazen Careerist 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...
  • Am I getting my fair share of paid time off?

    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. The...
  • Naperville considers eliminating health benefits for council, mayor

    Naperville considers eliminating health benefits for council, mayor
    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...
  • Naperville City Council revises salary proposal

     Naperville City Council revises salary proposal
    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...
  • Naperville City Council to consider cutting health benefit

    Naperville City Council to consider cutting health benefit
    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...
  • Raises approved for D214 teachers

    Raises approved for D214 teachers
    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...
  • Local Voices South: April 3

    Local Voices South: April 3
    Letters to the editor from Palos Park, Tinley Park, Orland Park, Joliet, Lemont, Oak Lawn and Palos Heights. Rauner's wealth I often read about people complaining about how rich Bruce Rauner is. When did it become a crime to be rich and successful?...
  • Bell's Robert Rizzo admits 'I breached the public's confidence'

    Bell's Robert Rizzo admits 'I breached the public's confidence'
    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....
  • Naperville declines major changes to mayor salary

    Naperville declines major changes to mayor salary
    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...
  • Should you get your business degree now, or wait?

    Brazen Careerist 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. Here...
  • Obama on a higher minimum wage: 'It's just common sense'

    Obama on a higher minimum wage: 'It's just common sense'
    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...