| Jul 22, 2014
| 7:27 AM
A big jump in how much Americans pay at the gas pump pushed consumer prices up 0.3% in June, but the overall inflation trend remained steady, the Labor Department said Tuesday.
The rise in the Consumer Price Index was less than the seasonally adjusted...
| May 15, 2014
| 12:41 PM
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...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 4:25 PM
The next time you visit the grocery store, you may experience sticker shock. Prices for some of your favorite foods, including bacon, coffee and oranges, are on the rise.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, retail food prices rose in March...
| 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...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 8:42 AM
Hinsdale High School District 86 Board President Richard Skoda said Monday the board has upped its offer to the Hinsdale High School Teachers Association from a raise of 1.7 percent in the first year of the contract to an average of 2.8 percent.
| Jul 14, 2014
| 1:04 PM
Hinsdale High School District 86 officials are taking an approach that is unusual for labor negotiations and disclosing what they say they’re offering district teachers as they hammer out a new contract.
School Board President Richard Skoda and...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 4:52 AM
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...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 11:19 AM
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...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 3:10 PM
The teachers' union in Hinsdale Township High School District 86 is accusing the school board of dragging its heels in contract negotiations as the two remain far apart on salary increases.
Mike Palmquist, a spokesman for the Hinsdale High School...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 4:54 PM
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,...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 6:50 AM
Teachers in Hinsdale Township High School District 86 and the district remain at odds on a new contract.
Increasingly, it looks like teachers could call for the first job walkout in the district's history. Teachers on Friday filed paperwork that...