| Feb 22, 2015
| 4:55 PM
School spending and student performance were topics criticized by some candidates running for local office during a public forum hosted by the Republican Women of Park Ridge.
Twenty candidates running for school boards, the park district and seats on the...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 3:48 PM
Filling up at the gas station has been a much more pleasant experience for Americans since last fall. Regular gas is now less than $2 a gallon in many states, down from around $3.30 just a year ago.
But how long will that last? It’s just one of...
| Feb 21, 2015
| 1:05 PM
WhiteWave Foods is voluntarily recalling 7.5 oz packages of Horizon Cheddar Sandwich Crackers because they may contain undeclared peanuts. People who have an allergy or sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of serious or life- threatening allergic...
| 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 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."...
| 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...
| Feb 10, 2015
| 3:31 AM
Almost a million more people will take cruises this year compared with 2014, a trade group forecasts.
Some 23 million consumers around the world will cruise in 2015 — with the majority sailing from North American ports, the Cruise Lines...
| 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,...
| Feb 16, 2015
| 2:59 AM
More than four in 10 Hispanic Americans favor lifting the U.S. trade embargo against Cuba and more than seven in 10 support re-establishing diplomatic relations, according to a new poll aimed at gauging reaction to President Barack Obama's upending of...