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  • Spending in the spotlight at Kaneland School Board candidate event

    Kaneland School Board candidates differed on the issue of balancing a quality education with stewardship of taxpayer funds Thursday night. Eight hopefuls vying for four open seats in the April 7 election answered questions during a Meet the Candidates...
  • 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...
  • Phil Rosenthal's Margin Call: Disney's 'Frozen' assets

    Phil Rosenthal's Margin Call: Disney's 'Frozen' assets
    Disney said Thursday it's making a sequel to its billion-dollar 2013 hit "Frozen." The working title is "More Cold Hard Cash, Please." Details on the sequel are sketchy, but there's a rumor one song will have Elsa explaining why she only used one...
  • Frozen February pushes U.S. retail sales down 3rd month

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. retail sales fell in February, as auto purchases dropped by the most in more than a year and Americans spent less at restaurants and home improvement stores. Retail sales fell 0.6 percent last month after a 0.8 percent...
  • ECC boosts tuition rate, but not for foreign students

    ECC boosts tuition rate, but not for foreign students
    Elgin Community College board members voted Tuesday to raise tuition by $5 an hour, to $119, for students who live or work inside Community College District 509. But afraid of scaring off the dozens of students ECC has been attracting from foreign...
  • Food prices predicted to remain stable through 2015, with a couple of big ifs

    Food prices predicted to remain stable through 2015, with a couple of big ifs
    There’s good news for shoppers in the latest Consumer Price Index update from the Department of Agriculture, released last week. Food prices in general should show little to no increase over last year. But there are a couple of exceptions and a...
  • Home sales show best January in eight years

    Home sales show best January in eight years
    Confidence in the economy and low interest rates contributed to the best January home sales the Baltimore area has seen in eight years, suggesting a strong start to the spring market, analysts and real estate agents said. Showings at open houses this...
  • Chicago home price index shows slowing recovery

    Chicago home price index shows slowing recovery
    Home price appreciation in the Chicago area and across much of the country continued to lose steam in December, adding to concerns about a faltering housing market as a new sales season gets underway. The S&P/Case-Shiller home price index, released...
  • South Florida again near top in home price increases

    South Florida again near top in home price increases
    South Florida home price increases remain among the best in the nation, according to a report Tuesday. The Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller home price index for Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties rose 8.4 percent in December from a year ago. Among...
  • Harper College board approves 2.8 percent tuition increase

    The Harper College Board of Trustees approved a 2.8 percent tuition increase on Feb. 25. The increase goes into effect this summer. The tuition increase follows a board policy adopted in 2012 to approve small annual increases to cover costs while...
  • Digital jobs help drive Hollywood employment to highest level in decade

    Digital jobs help drive Hollywood employment to highest level in decade
    A surge in digital entertainment jobs from new online shows on Amazon, YouTube and other new-media outlets has helped drive employment in Hollywood to the highest level in a decade. Some 8,000 new jobs were added to the motion picture and sound...