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  • Rising food, clothing costs offset lower gas prices

    Rising food, clothing costs offset lower gas prices
    You're paying a lot less for gasoline, but the costs of everything else are rising, according to data released Tuesday. South Floridians paid more for food, housing, clothes and medical care than they did a year ago — more than offsetting a 32.7...
  • Rising gas prices push up inflation for first time in four months

    Rising gas prices push up inflation for first time in four months
    Consumer prices rose in February for the first time in four months as gasoline prices rebounded from a steep fall that had helped to drive down inflation since the middle of last year. The consumer price index increased 0.2% after a 0.7% drop in January...
  • Four vying for three seats on Lyons Township High School Board

    Candidates for Lyons Township High School District 204 Board agree possible changes to state funding are the greatest challenges facing the district. Possible changes include a shift of funding to lower income districts and asking school districts to...
  • In a sputtering economy, business is humming at this auto repair shop

    In a sputtering economy, business is humming at this auto repair shop
    Hanging out at an auto repair shop might not be the most scientific way to study the economy, but it's far more interesting than reading the latest poll on consumer confidence or government report on job creation. I got the idea after watching a man...
  • The Harbor Report: More about the moorings (and money)

    The talk around the harbor over the last month has been all about the moorings. I can picture city staff members saying to themselves, "Just when I thought we were out, they pulled us back in," which is a little different from the "Godfather" movie quote....
  • 840,000 packages of yarn recalled as possible hazard to children

    840,000 packages of yarn recalled as possible hazard to children
    A Canadian company has recalled 840,000 packages of yarn, saying it can unravel or snag and form loops in finished products, endangering young children. The recall of Spinrite Yarn's Bernat Tizzy yarn was announced online Thursday by the Consumer...
  • Seven vie for three seats on Hinsdale High School District 86 Board

    Seven vie for three seats on Hinsdale High School District 86 Board
    With three seats up for election April 7 on the Hinsdale High School District 86 Board, six candidates have divided themselves into two slates. "Experience matters" is the slogan of one slate. The other promotes itself as "the conservative slate."...
  • Stocks slip after weaker economic growth, but end best month since 2011

    Stocks slip after weaker economic growth, but end best month since 2011
    February proved to be a strong month for U.S. stocks, even though it ended in downbeat fashion. Major stock indexes closed lower on Friday, capping a week of subdued trading that still delivered a couple of new highs for the Dow Jones industrial average...
  • U.S. consumer sentiment slips in February on icy weather

    U.S. consumer sentiment slips in February on icy weather
    Harsh winter weather left U.S. consumers feeling a bit less confident this month, the University of Michigan says. But confidence levels still remain at the highest level in eight years. The University of Michigan says its index of consumer sentiment...
  • Libertyville readies for Rauner cuts, extends phone tax

    Libertyville readies for Rauner cuts, extends phone tax
    Libertyville trustees have extended a 6 percent telecommunications tax as a first-step, preemptive remedy for Gov. Bruce Rauner's proposed budget cuts. Rauner's plan calls for the state to permanently keep half of the income tax municipalities receive,...
  • Proposal unveiled for eight-story hotel at Dr. Phillips Center

    Proposal unveiled for eight-story hotel at Dr. Phillips Center
    A team of developers has submitted a plan for an eight-story boutique hotel, possibly a Hilton Curio, in front of the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. The city had envisioned a hotel on the site during planning, and only one team submitted a...