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  • Deflation fears rock markets again but consumers see windfall -- for now

    Deflation fears rock markets again but consumers see windfall -- for now
    For the fourth time in 12 years, the world is facing a deflation scare. And as with any good horror movie, no one is sure what lurks in the shadows. Since summer, slowing growth in China and severe weakness in Europe and Japan have deepened fears that...
  • 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&...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • District 86 may ask voters to weigh in on campaign ethics, tax rate

    Voters in Hinsdale High School District 86 may face questions on campaign ethics, employee benefits and tax rates on the April 7 ballot. Board members spoke Dec. 1 about the possibilities of a binding referendum seeking a tax-rate increase along with...
  • District 181 Board to consider maximum levy

    Extensive discussion over whether to assess the maximum allowable 2014 tax levy is likely when the Hinsdale-Clarendon Hills Elementary District 181 Board meets Dec. 8 to approve its next levy. The board stayed away from the maximum allowable levy a...
  • Mailbag: Bunnies, other art are what make us human

    I love the concrete bunnies. It's about time we who live in Newport Beach learn to laugh at ourselves. Too much noise about dock taxes, developers and fire rings. Not enough noise about the foibles that make us human. Let's leave the bunnies for the...
  • Plunging energy prices cause biggest cost-of-living drop in six years

    Plunging energy prices cause biggest cost-of-living drop in six years
    Plunging energy prices last month led to the biggest decline in the cost of living in six years, keeping inflation well below the Federal Reserve's target and possibly complicating plans for the central bank to start raising interest rates. The Consumer...
  • District 181 Board approves 'compromise' levy to avoid deficit

    District 181 Board approves 'compromise' levy to avoid deficit
    The tax levy approved Dec. 8 by the Hinsdale-Clarendon Hills Elementary District 181 School Board allows for the district to avoid facing a deficit in 2015-16 and is expected to add $72 to the property tax bill for a home in DuPage County valued at $900,...
  • Hispanics confident about economy, FAU poll finds

    Hispanics confident about economy, FAU poll finds
    A majority of Hispanics surveyed now feel the economy will continue to improve in the next five years, with consumer sentiment reaching a new high in December, according to a new poll by Florida Atlantic University. For the first time since FAU's...
  • Winnetka District 36 lowers tax levy

    Winnetka District 36 lowers tax levy
    After a two-year analysis of its finances, Winnetka District 36 decided it was taking in more taxes than necessary, leading to a recent decision to reduce the 2014 tax levy by about 8 percent over the previous year. The board in December approved a levy...