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  • 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&...
  • Home Sales In Connecticut Reach Highest Level For October Since '07

    Home Sales In Connecticut Reach Highest Level For October Since '07
    Home sales in Connecticut rose 7 percent in October, reaching the highest level for the month since 2007, but prices paid softened for the eighth consecutive month, a new report Tuesday showed. Single-family house sales reached 2,379 in the state in...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • September job cuts up for month, but down so far this year

    September job cuts up for month, but down so far this year
    Florida employers announced 915 job cuts in September, outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas said Thursday. So far this year, Florida has had 16,729 planned layoffs. Job cuts were up slightly during the month compared to September 2013 when...
  • South Side hat shop a throwback gem

    South Side hat shop a throwback gem
    "You have to know how to wear a hat," Bernard Shannon said. Shannon, owner of Bernard's Wear at 9017 S. Commercial Ave., was wearing a beige applejack cap angled over his left eyebrow. He moved past the racks of fedoras, bowlers and newsboy caps...
  • 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...
  • L.A. lawmakers lay out path to $15.25 minimum wage by 2019

    L.A. lawmakers lay out path to $15.25 minimum wage by 2019
    Six members of the Los Angeles City Council launched an effort Tuesday to take the city's minimum wage to $15.25 by 2019, a move that would be more aggressive than the pay strategy backed by Mayor Eric Garcetti several weeks ago. The proposal calls...
  • What's the right minimum wage for Los Angeles?

    What's the right minimum wage for Los Angeles?
    The question in Los Angeles is not whether to raise the minimum wage -- that’s almost certainly going to happen -- but how much to raise it? The City Council recently voted to hike base pay for hotel workers to $15.37 an hour -- 70% above...
  • Retailers expect strong holiday sales for upcoming season

    Retailers expect strong holiday sales for upcoming season
    Holiday shopping is expected to be stronger this year than last, with one retail group calling for the biggest gain in three years. Consumers will spend an estimated $488.6 billion at shopping centers during November and December, a 4 percent sales...