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  • District 203 reaches deal with maintenance union

    District 203 reaches deal with maintenance union
    Naperville Unit District 203 has inked a four-year contract with its custodians and maintenance workers. The school board approved the deal Monday for 147 members of the Naperville Unit Maintenance Association. In the first year, employees will...
  • Fourth of July busiest, deadliest time on Illinois roads

    Fourth of July busiest, deadliest time on Illinois roads
    Traffic may seem lighter than usual during the commuter work week, but it is expected to increase on the holiday weekend. AAA estimates 2.3 million Illinoisans will be traveling for the holiday weekend, a 2.2 percent increase from 2013, and two million of...
  • Top 10 Best-Selling Cars: August 2014

     
    The Honda Accord topped the Toyota Camry to become the nation's best-selling car in August. The Accord's sales surged 32.5 percent and signaled a return by shoppers to the tried-and-true family schleppers ??? midsize sedans ??? as kids headed back......
  • Top 10 Best-Selling Cars: July 2014

     
    Today's sales figures continue to pave the road for a strong 2014. As the sales year steams into its second half, we've seen new optimism from analysts and automakers that expect total new-car sales this year to land close to......
  • Fed nears end of stimulus but stays vague on interest rate hike timing

    Federal Reserve policymakers took the next-to-last step in ending their controversial bond-buying stimulus program as the economy continues to heal. But they offered no new hints on how soon the Fed would once again hike interest rates — after...
  • 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...
  • Chicago harbors 75 percent full, lowest occupancy in 15 years: data

    Chicago harbors 75 percent full, lowest occupancy in 15 years: data
    This summer, Matt O’Donnell cruised the open waters aboard his newly-purchased 35-foot-long boat with the backdrop of the Chicago skyline and listened to the Dave Matthews Band jamming at Northerly Island, watched the Air and Water Show where the...
  • Hinsdale D86 teachers: No strike before homecoming

    Hinsdale D86 teachers: No strike before homecoming
    The earliest teachers in Hinsdale Township High School could legally call a strike is Oct. 7, although teachers have vowed that if they call for a walk-out it will not be before homecoming, which is scheduled for Oct. 11. At a press conference Monday,...
  • Consumer prices fall for first time in 16 months on lower gas costs

     Consumer prices fall for first time in 16 months on lower gas costs
    Consumer prices fell in August for the first time in 16 months as lower gasoline costs helped keep inflation tame, the Labor Department said Wednesday. The report should ease pressure on Federal Reserve policymakers, meeting this week, to start...
  • Fed cuts stimulus another $10 billion, holds steady on interest rates

    Fed cuts stimulus another $10 billion, holds steady on interest rates
    Federal Reserve policymakers on Wednesday cut their monthly bond-buying stimulus program by another $10 billion and held interest rates steady at near zero, offering no suggestions that they will raise them any time soon as the economic recovery improves....
  • U.S. retail sales increase broadly in August

    U.S. retail sales increase broadly in August
    U.S. retail sales rose broadly in August, which should ease some concerns about consumer spending and support expectations for sturdy growth in the third quarter. The Commerce Department said on Friday retail sales increased 0.6 percent last month as...