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  • Regulators launch major crackdown on payday lenders

    Regulators launch major crackdown on payday lenders
    Federal regulators are launching a major crackdown on payday and other short-term, high-interest lenders by proposing tough new regulations to halt the cycle of debt that cripples some consumers. The planned rules from the Consumer Financial...
  • Five Things To Know At The Capitol Today

    Five Things To Know At The Capitol Today
    1. Will the new CTfastrak bus route change the way you commute? A ribbon cutting for the new bus rapid transit system is scheduled for Friday, followed by a round-trip tour of the bus-only roadway. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman, Department...
  • Payday lenders warn that proposed new rules could hurt consumers

    Payday lenders warn that proposed new rules could hurt consumers
    Payday lenders complained loudly that tough new federal regulations proposed for their industry would force many operators to shut down and leave cash-strapped consumers with fewer options for getting short-term loans. "It's apparent to me that...
  • College of DuPage gives foundation board member $630,000 in no-bid projects

    College of DuPage gives foundation board member $630,000 in no-bid projects
    Without receiving a single competitive bid, the College of DuPage has paid a member of its foundation board more than $630,000 to design and install signs for the school over the past four years — with much of the work made possible through a...
  • Garcia goes on the attack against Emanuel in 2nd debate of runoff

    Garcia goes on the attack against Emanuel in 2nd debate of runoff
    Rahm Emanuel and Jesus "Chuy" Garcia clashed in an argumentative second debate Thursday night, a face-to-face meeting in which the challenger tried to put the mayor on the defensive by mocking his leadership of Chicago. With early voting underway...
  • States debate whether giving tax credits to Hollywood studios outweighs benefits

    LANSING, Mich. Michigan's cash credits for filmmakers have lured George Clooney, Ben Affleck and Drew Barrymore to make movies and splash headlines in a state known for making cars. The Republican-led Michigan House of Representatives voted this month to...
  • Hogan introduces plan to reopen Maryland State Police barrack in Annapolis

    Hogan introduces plan to reopen Maryland State Police barrack in Annapolis
    Maryland State Police troopers could soon return to Annapolis. Gov. Larry Hogan on Thursday announced funding for 100 new troopers and plans to reopen Barrack J in Maryland's capital city. The barrack was closed in 2008 as part of a cost-saving measure....
  • Illinois schools have biggest funding gap in nation

    Illinois schools have biggest funding gap in nation
    Illinois has the most unfair school funding system in the nation, according to a study released this week by The Education Trust. The state's school districts with the greatest number of students living in poverty receive substantially fewer state and...
  • Elgin-area districts take different views of school funding proposal

    Elgin-area districts take different views of school funding proposal
    Under a proposed change to state funding for schools, most districts in the Elgin area would come out ahead. But Burlington Central District 301, which covers Elgin's far west side, would come up short. And officials in Huntley District 158 say it could...
  • Agencies request more funding from county

    Agencies request more funding from county
    The Carroll County Board of Commissioners has completed its first round of agency meetings regarding the fiscal year 2016 budget, and each of the six organizations have made it clear that significant funding increases will be necessary to continue to...
  • Commissioners approve funding of drug enforcement program

    Commissioners approve funding of drug enforcement program
    The fight against the drug problem in Carroll County got a boost this week as the County Board of Commissioners unanimously decided to fund an enforcement program proposed by the Sheriff's and the State's Attorney's offices. The program is expected to...