| Mar 24, 2015
| 10:52 AM
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...
| Mar 24, 2015
| 7:15 AM
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...
| Mar 23, 2015
| 2:14 PM
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...
| Mar 7, 2015
| 11:00 AM
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...
| Mar 20, 2015
| 2:17 PM
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....
| Mar 19, 2015
| 12:42 PM
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...
| Mar 9, 2015
| 2:05 PM
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."...
| Feb 27, 2015
| 2:18 PM
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...
| Feb 27, 2015
| 10:38 AM
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...
| Mar 16, 2015
| 9:55 AM
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,...
| Mar 13, 2015
| 1:27 PM
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...