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  • Obama decries income inequality in speech after $50,000-a-person fundraiser for Quinn

    Obama decries income inequality in speech after $50,000-a-person fundraiser for Quinn
    In a day of contradictory messaging, President Barack Obama on Thursday assailed income inequality and the stagnant earnings of the middle class after appearing at a $50,000-a-person Gold Coast fundraiser for Gov. Pat Quinn. Obama, who returned to...
  • The Ups And Downs Of State Surplus Estimates

    HARTFORD — Keeping track of official estimates of Connecticut's state surplus over the past few months has been a little like attempting to describe the flight of a bumblebee: It's down, it's up, down, and there it goes, up again. All those swerves...
  • District 64 expects deficit spending to pay for some projects

    District 64 expects deficit spending to pay for some projects
    The Niles Park Ridge School District 64 administration projects a small operating budget surplus of roughly $641,000 for the 2014-15 school year, but that projection does not take into account the cost of roughly $5.9 million worth of capital...
  • Hispanics don't see Florida favorite sons Jeb Bush or Marco Rubio winning in 2016

    Hispanics don't see Florida favorite sons Jeb Bush or Marco Rubio winning in 2016
    Hispanics, the fastest growing voting bloc in America and the most critical group of swing voters, don't expect either Jeb Bush or Marco Rubio — the Florida politicians widely portrayed as having the most appeal to Hispanic voters — to win the...
  • Macy's to increase hiring this holiday season

    Department store giant Macy's Inc. is bulking up its holiday ranks with 86,000 temporary positions, the latest retailer to boost seasonal hiring in preparation for the upcoming shopping season. The Cincinnati-based company said it was hiring about 3,000...
  • District 64 proposes slight budget increase

    District 64 proposes slight budget increase
    The public will get a chance next month to weigh in a proposed Niles Park Ridge District 64 budget that is up almost 5 percent over 2013. The $66.9 million plan was unanimously approved by the school board at a recent meeting. A public hearing has...
  • Niles Park Ridge school district approves tax hike

    Niles Park Ridge school district approves tax hike
    A total tax levy hike of 4.6 percent over 2013 was overwhelmingly approved by the Niles Park Ridge District 64 Board of Education at a recent meeting, despite comments from two residents urging the board to vote no. State law limits the amount of...
  • District 220 makes plans for tax levy request

    District 220 makes plans for tax levy request
    The District 220 School Board of Education plans to set its tax levy request at about $113.8 million for the 2015-16 school year, representing a 2.49 percent increase over the amount actually extended last year. Tim Neubauer, assistant superintendent...
  • Sheridan Road in Highland Park marks 100th year

    Sheridan Road in Highland Park marks 100th year
    At 1 p.m. on Nov. 28, 1914, at the invitation of the Highland Park Business Men's Association, 115 motor vehicles drove single file north on Sheridan Road from the Congress Hotel to Forest Avenue in Highland Park. (The procession took several minor...
  • Summer retail sales rise but spending may not hold up through holidays

    As back-to-school sales blur into Christmas layaway promotions, consumers are spending again — but some economists warn that the splurging may be fleeting. Americans opened their wallets in August after falling gas prices and an improving job...
  • Data security breaches a real cause for concern

    Security breaches at Target, Home Depot, Jewel-Osco and Jimmy Johns have taken a bite out of consumer confidence in retailers’ ability to secure our personal data. Some contend that we’ve been duped by the lure of convenience and speed, and...