| Jun 3, 2014
| 7:51 AM
After a sluggish start to the year, auto sales came roaring back in May with General Motors, Chrysler, Toyota and Nissan all posting big gains.
Early estimates project the industry to have sold more than 1.5 million vehicles in the U.S. last month, up...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 11:55 AM
The current teachers' contract in Hinsdale Township High School District 86 expires Monday, but contract negotiations are scheduled throughout July.
Teachers and board representatives met on June 26 and have set additional days for contract talks to...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 5:21 PM
Automakers logged one of the best sales months since the Great Recession in May as buyers, lured by good weather and the Memorial Day weekend, streamed into dealerships.
Automakers sold about 1.6 million vehicles in May, up 11.4% from the same month a...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 12:32 PM
Teachers voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike in Hinsdale Township High School District 86, according to results announced this week by the teachers' bargaining unit.
Mike Palmquist, a spokesperson of the 377 members of the Hinsdale High School...
| May 9, 2014
| 1:43 PM
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...
| May 8, 2014
| 4:00 AM
Retail sales in the Chicago area rose 4.8 percent in 2013 to $110.8 billion, topping pre-recession totals, according to a report released this week by Melaniphy & Associates Inc., a Chicago-based retail and real estate consultancy.
Not since 2007, when...
| May 7, 2014
| 8:24 PM
A man arrested by Texas police over his alleged involvement in the devastating data breach at retail chain Target Corp last year was in fact picked up in a "street-level arrest" unrelated to a broader federal investigation into the matter, a law...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 1:38 PM
Editor's note: Attorneys John Stephens and Tim Sesler, two members of Costa Mesa's Pension Oversight Committee, asked the Daily Pilot to publish the panel's findings and recommendations. The committee put together a series of three articles that seek to...
| May 1, 2014
| 4:20 PM
We can all expect to pay more for our food if the current drought in California continues. That’s been well reported. But a new study shows that some items will be more affected than others. If you like avocados, grapes, lettuce and tomatoes, the...
| May 5, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Here's a riddle for you: When is a tax cut not a tax cut? Answer: When it happens during a contentious Republican primary race for Anne Arundel County executive.
The current executive, Laura Neuman, proposed her budget for fiscal 2015 last week, and...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 8:08 AM
Food and housing costs rose sharply in March, but overall inflation remained low, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Tuesday.
The federal government's consumer price index rose 0.2% in March, a measurement that shows average price changes in...