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  • Hinsdale teachers give notice for strike

    Hinsdale teachers give notice for strike
    Teachers in Hinsdale Township High School District 86 and the district remain at odds on a new contract. Increasingly, it looks like teachers could call for the first job walkout in the district's history. Teachers on Friday filed paperwork that...
  • Hinsdale D86 board reviewing latest offer from teachers

     Hinsdale D86 board reviewing latest offer from teachers
    A negotiator for Hinsdale Township High School District 86 says the board needs a week to 10 days to review and respond to the latest contract offer from the teachers. The board met in executive session for over an hour Monday to review the offer made...
  • Hinsdale D86 teachers take another step toward strike

     Hinsdale D86 teachers take another step toward strike
    Teachers in Hinsdale Township High School District 86 have moved closer to calling a strike by initiating the public posting process late Tuesday. District officials said school will continue even if teachers walk off the job because they have developed...
  • Northfield adopts 2014 tax levy, tax abatements

    Northfield adopts 2014 tax levy, tax abatements
    Northfield homeowners face a property tax hike of nearly 3 percent following a decision at a Monday meeting. Back in October, the Northfield Village Board adopted a resolution estimating the 2014 tax levy at just over $3.9 million, which represents an...
  • Village 2014 property tax levy goes up 2.6 percent

    Village 2014 property tax levy goes up 2.6 percent
    Hinsdale plans to levy about $6,324,200 in property taxes this year, which would be 2.6 percent more than was collected the previous year. The $6.3 million includes $3,355,038 for Police and Fire department operations, and $2,397,109 for pensions and...
  • La Grange village property tax to go up by 2.84 percent

    La Grange village property tax to go up by 2.84 percent
    Village property taxes could be going up next year by 2.84 percent, according to a tax levy approved Dec. 8 by the Village Board. The 2014 tax levy of $8.7 million represents an increase of $240,775, or 2.84 percent from the 2013 levy of $8.5 million....
  • Niles Township SD 219 freezes 2014 tax levy for some taxpayers

    A 2014 tax levy of $124.1 million—an increase of about a $2.5 million from last year’s levy—was approved by the Niles Township District 219 school board on Monday, Dec. 18. This year’s levy—a 2.1 percent increase from 2013&...
  • Brazil's auto industry wonders if things can get any worse

    Brazil's auto industry wonders if things can get any worse
    It could be a year or more before Brazil's auto industry turns the corner. By Brad Haynes and Alberto AlerigiReuters SAO PAULO — Automakers in Brazil are facing the sharpest slowdown since 1999, and it could be a year or more before things turn...
  • Metra's 10-year plan brings its commuter railroad into the 21st century

    The Tribune has taken issue with the reformed Metra management by criticizing its proposal for 10 years of periodic fare increases to fund both operations and capital improvements (Editorial, Oct. 24). This is perplexing to me. As a former RTA overseer of...
  • 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...
  • 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...