| Aug 12, 2014
| 11:23 AM
Growing sales tax revenue and funds unspent during prior years will likely let Orland Park keep a flat property tax levy next year, though the village may take on more new debt than in prior years to fund capital projects, village officials said Monday....
| Aug 12, 2014
| 6:17 PM
Los Angeles could become the nation's biggest city seeking to jettison financial deals crafted on the eve of the Great Recession that union and community activists contend are draining funds from city services.
The City Council will vote Wednesday on...
| 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 16, 2014
| 4:00 PM
A key Cook County panel on Friday endorsed a plan to increase public health care spending to $1.54 billion, but the amount local taxpayers will be asked to contribute is expected to decrease under the plan as federal funding fills the gap.
| 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 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...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 9:50 AM
Their loss Wednesday in a federal appeals court left Baltimore's police and fire unions with a few options to continue the fight over Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's 2010 pension reform law, but none of them look promising. Rather than subject themselves...
| 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 3, 2014
| 5:35 PM
Marta Delgado has been up for hours cleaning, preparing meals and setting out books for the 6:30 a.m. arrival of her first families. As a day-care provider who watches a dozen children in her Long Beach home, Delgado's schedule is around the clock....
| 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...