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  • Chicago's day of reckoning over pensions delayed

    Chicago's day of reckoning over pensions delayed
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel and aldermen won't grapple this fall with the financial reckoning the city faces over its underfunded police and fire pension systems, budget officials acknowledged Thursday. Instead, the Emanuel administration plans to take advantage...
  • Wilton Manors eyes rise in taxes, fire fees

    Wilton Manors eyes rise in taxes, fire fees
    The city's tax rate isn't dropping as fast its property values are rising, and that could put a pinch on taxpayers. The city's total taxable property value increased 10.1 percent this year, the second-highest jump in Broward County. But the city's...
  • District 200 budget reflects staff cuts, building projects

    District 200 budget reflects staff cuts, building projects
    Residents in Wheaton Warrenville Community Unit School District 200 will have a month to view the district's tentative budget before a public hearing is held next month. Board of Education members voted to post the preliminary 2014-2015 budget at the...
  • Corbett draws links between pensions and school tax hikes

    HARRISBURG — As Gov. Tom Corbett reasserts his case for changing the retirement benefits for future state and school workers, he has emphasized a connection more tangible to voters than that of state budget pressures: increases in local property...
  • Long-term healthcare spending dips but debt remains high, CBO says

    The government's long-term spending on healthcare is projected to decline slightly in the next 25 years, but the rising federal debt load remains on an unsustainable trajectory, the CBO said Tuesday in its annual budget outlook. The long-term fiscal...
  • Madonna and Young: Gov. Corbett's gunfight at the O.K. Corral

    It's a trite but true political aphorism: "Where you stand depends on where you sit." If you're a Pennsylvania Republican, no matter where you sit, it's hard to see what Gov. Corbett did with the 2014-15 budget as anything but a divisive, last-gasp...
  • Proof that the point of the IRS 'scandal' was to cut the IRS budget

    Proof that the point of the IRS 'scandal' was to cut the IRS budget
    It was obvious almost from the inception of the ginned-up IRS "scandal" that its goal was to intimidate the agency into allowing bogus nonprofits to funnel cash into election campaigns. That's exactly what happened, as is shown by an exhaustive study by...
  • Editorial: Preckwinkle's prose challenges candidates for governor and mayor

    Editorial: Preckwinkle's prose challenges candidates for governor and mayor
    “You campaign in poetry. You govern in prose.” —Mario Cuomo, Democratic Party elder and former governor of New York. The 2014 race for governor of Illinois is set, and the 2015 race for mayor of Chicago is fast coming into focus....
  • Terence T. Finn, author and retired NASA executive, dies at 71

    Terence T. Finn, author and retired NASA executive, dies at 71
    Terence T. Finn, a retired NASA executive who boosted the Space Shuttle program and whose passion for military history fueled four books on the subject, died June 27 of a blood platelet disorder. The Eastern Shore resident was 71. Dr. Finn, a New York...
  • Federal prosecutors sends lawmakers a reminder on eve of Quinn probe hearing

    Federal prosecutors sends lawmakers a reminder on eve of Quinn probe hearing
    SPRINGFIELD — The top federal prosecutor in central Illinois today sent a reminder to state lawmakers on the eve of their hearing about Gov. Pat Quinn’s troubled anti-violence program: Stand down because a criminal investigation is in the...
  • State funding dismays Parkland, but district had backup plan

    It was a time of assessment for the Parkland School Board. On Tuesday evening, board members got to hear how the 2014-15 Pennsylvania state budget will affect the school district's funding. The bottom line: Parkland will be getting several hundred...