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  • Barrington school district hires Wheaton Warrenville D200 superintendent

    Barrington school district hires Wheaton Warrenville D200 superintendent
    Wheaton Warrenville Community Unit School District 200’s superintendent will be leaving to head another local school district. Brian Harris has been named as superintendent of Barrington District 220, according to a press release issued Thursday...
  • Does Romney's support of minimum wage indicate shift in GOP?

    Does Romney's support of minimum wage indicate shift in GOP?
    Democrats have repeatedly said that they hope the minimum wage will be a big issue this election season. Six months from the midterm elections, their wishes are coming true.  House Republicans voted in March to block a bill that would have hiked the...
  • Wheaton Warrenville D200 begins search for new leader

    Wheaton Warrenville D200 begins search for new leader
    Wheaton Warrenville Community Unit School District 200 will begin searching for a new superintendent, after the top school official stepped down this week to lead another local district. Brian Harris, who has been with District 200 since 2010, has...
  • Officials will decide today whether to raise Metro bus and rail fares

    Officials will decide today whether to raise Metro bus and rail fares
    Capping months of debate over the effect of higher costs on low-income riders, Los Angeles County transportation officials will decide Thursday whether to raise Metro bus and rail fares in September and two more times over the next eight years. Los...
  • Chicago-area home sales down 10% in April as inventory remains tight

    Chicago-area home sales down 10% in April as inventory remains tight
    More Chicago-area homes came on the market in April than in any month during the past four years, a good sign for buyers stymied by a lack of inventory during their home search this spring. Still, the number of available homes listed through the local...
  • Travelers using LAX this summer projected to be up 4% from last year

    Travelers using LAX this summer projected to be up 4% from last year
    Citing an improving economy and growing demand for foreign travel, the operator of Los Angeles International Airport is predicting a substantial increase in passengers in the months ahead compared with last year. Officials for Los Angeles World Airports...
  • Maryland tourist destinations prepare for a boost in business

    Maryland tourist destinations prepare for a boost in business
    Visitors trying to shake off a particularly snowy winter and rainy spring could give a boost to Maryland's tourist destinations this summer. Business owners and tourism officials are seeing signs of a healthy season before the traditional Memorial Day...
  • Retail sales nearly flat in April

    Retail sales nearly flat in April
    U.S. shoppers sat on their wallets in April despite the lure of warm spring weather and the late Easter holiday, leaving retail sales stagnant as other economic indicators improved. A gauge of retail sales ticked up 0.1% last month from the month...
  • State a step closer to minimum wage hike, paid sick leave

    Legislators moved Thursday to further hike the state's minimum wage and to guarantee workers three paid sick days a year, despite opposition from the California Chamber of Commerce, which labeled both proposals "job killers." Lawmakers also advanced a...
  • Inflation picks up as U.S. consumer price index rises 0.3% in April

    Inflation picks up as U.S. consumer price index rises 0.3% in April
    The cost of living climbed in April at the quickest pace since last summer, a sign that the economy may be picking up speed. The consumer price index rose 0.3% last month, the biggest gain since June, the Labor Department said Thursday. Over the last 12...
  • Target's decision to remove CEO rattles investors

    Target's decision to remove CEO rattles investors
    Target Corp's decision to oust Gregg Steinhafel as chairman and chief executive some five months after a massive data breach has triggered concerns the No. 3 U.S. retailer might have even more bad news for investors. The board of directors removed...