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Budgets and Budgeting

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  • Northbrook lowers property tax increase

    Northbrook lowers property tax increase
    A planned property tax increase was lowered slightly and water and sewer rates are going up under the new Northbrook budget that allows for some new hires and capital projects. For the 2014-2015 fiscal year, which starts May 1, general fund expenditures...
  • LaGrange budget includes fee hikes, new food tax

    LaGrange budget includes fee hikes, new food tax
    Water and sewer rate increases and a new food and beverage tax will help fund a $13.5 million annual budget the La Grange Village Board passed Monday. A 7.5 percent increase in water rates will cost the average La Grange homeowner about $65 a year,...
  • Highland Park revisits 911 dispatch consolidation plan

    Highland Park revisits 911 dispatch consolidation plan
    A miscommunication between Highland Park and private consultants studying the proposed 911 dispatch consolidation was one of several factors to prop up a bloated savings projection of about $260,000 per year, city officials said recently. Highland...
  • Homer Glen trash collection rates to drop 6%

    Homer Glen residents soon will see lower bills for trash collection, the village announced. Residents will be charged a lower rate and seniors will receive a larger discount as part of a new two-year contract approved by Homer Glen trustees for refuse,...
  • Sen. Tim Kaine tours Newport News Shipbuilding and NASA Langley in Hampton

    Sen. Tim Kaine tours Newport News Shipbuilding and NASA Langley in Hampton
    Newport News Shipbuilding and NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton are feeling the pinch of budget uncertainty in Washington, but Sen. Tim Kaine says Congress might clear that up in the coming weeks. The Virginia Democrat toured both facilities...
  • L.A. moving to get $7.5 million in public art funds off starting block

    L.A. moving to get $7.5 million in public art funds off starting block
    Los Angeles officials are starting to get serious about freeing up $7.5 million or more in city government funds that are earmarked for visual art, performances or other cultural events, but have been wrapped tightly for years in legal red tape. The...
  • Garcetti vows to fix sidewalks, but repair funds remain unspent

    Garcetti vows to fix sidewalks, but repair funds remain unspent
    When Mayor Eric Garcetti unveiled his first budget this week, he proudly announced that he was doubling funding to fix broken sidewalks from $10 million to $20 million. There's just one problem: None of the money that was budgeted for this year has been...
  • Fresh eyes on the budget [Editorial]

    Fresh eyes on the budget  [Editorial]
    It's tempting to dismiss Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler's proposals to reduce state spending on the basis of his spectacularly bad idea of eliminating the state prosecutor's office. Getting rid of the one semi-independent actor in Maryland's...
  • Oak Park public works OT budget hit hard by severe winter

    Oak Park public works OT budget hit hard by severe winter
    With the recent end of an unusually snowy winter, the Oak Park Public Works Department is looking for a milder season next year to keep its budget in check. The department cleared snow from the streets 38 times during the winter of 2013-14, when 82...
  • $302,000: Professional reassessment services

    ISLE OF WIGHT — The Isle of Wight Board of Supervisors approved a county-wide property value reassessment earlier this year after postponing the biennial reassessment last year in an effort to save the county money. Under the proposed budget for...
  • Hampton City Schools coaches take 25 percent pay cut in FY 2015 budget

    Hampton City Schools coaches take 25 percent pay cut in FY 2015 budget
    High school coaches in Hampton have become accustomed to receiving lower supplemental pay than their counterparts in the 757. Which makes one thing fairly clear: They were never in this for the money. But when the Hampton School Board passed its budget...