| Aug 14, 2014
| 6:11 PM
With Connecticut facing the prospect of sharply higher costs for Metro-North service, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Sen. Richard Blumenthal on Thursday both publicly proclaimed that fare increases wouldn't be justified.
But the railroad said fares for...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 5:32 AM
Wheaton Warrenville Community Unit School District 200 will be rolling out personal electronic devices to some staff members next month, the first wave in what officials are calling a test year for the district's technology plan.
Principals from each...
| Aug 10, 2014
| 4:54 PM
LEBANON — As in the best of horse races, the Republican candidates for governor raced to the wire Sunday as they greeted as many voters as possible in the final hours before Tuesday's primary.
Both Greenwich business executive Tom Foley and Senate...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 4:58 PM
When it passed legislation to fix the troubled Veterans Affairs Department, Congress managed to do two things lawmakers have often vowed to avoid: create a new benefit program and fail to pay for it.
The $16.3-billion measure, which President Obama...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 2:18 PM
Woe to those who decree iniquitous decrees, and the writers who keep writing oppression, to turn aside the needy from justice and to rob the poor of my people of their right,
that widows may be their spoil, and that they may make the fatherless their...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 3:12 PM
The city of La Cañada Flintridge recently passed its annual budget for fiscal year 2014-15, reporting annual expenditures of $11.9 million and a general reserve fund of $14.3 million, or 120% of the total operating budget.
La Cañada has maintained a...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 2:41 PM
A state appellate court has shot down Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle's use tax on certain big ticket items purchased outside the county, upholding a lower court ruling last year that froze collections on one of her signature revenue raisers....
| Jul 31, 2014
| 4:46 PM
Apopka's "wish-list" budget, unveiled Wednesday, includes $1.2 million for a community pool and $1.6 million to staff and equip a planned fire house.
But those luxuries are not likely to be part of the city's final financial plan for the upcoming fiscal...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 12:16 PM
It’s been a while, City Manager Randy Knight noted, since Winter Park raised its property taxes.
“The millage rate of 4.0923 is the same millage rate we’ve had now for six years,” Knight told city commissioners during the July 28...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 11:15 AM
Editor's note: This is part of an everyday series exploring individual line items in state and local budgets. Read the entire series at www.dailypress.com/watchdog.
GLOUCESTER – Just like individuals, local governments need insurance for a variety...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 2:05 PM
Visitors to some state-run historic sites, such as Lincoln’s Tomb in Springfield, will have fewer days a week to access them starting later this year, the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency announced Monday.
Of the state’s 56 historic...