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  • Municipalities could feel sting of governor's proposed cuts

    Municipalities could feel sting of governor's proposed cuts
    Proposed cuts in municipalities' share of state income tax revenue could put a significant dent in their budgets, though the impact varies based on population. Gov. Bruce Rauner has proposed cutting in half the share of state income tax dollars...
  • District 203 assessing rising costs

    Naperville School District 203 school officials say they are in a good position to make hard budgetary decisions without compromising the quality of education in the district if outside funding levels drop. The School Board on Monday night got a glimpse...
  • Cold February weather chills auto sales

    DETROIT Frigid weather and a slowdown at West Coast ports kept new vehicles sales below expectations in late February, but Americans are paying higher prices and preferring larger trucks and SUVs. FCA US, formerly Chrysler, sales rose 6 percent in...
  • Greece poised for recession as uncertainty takes its toll

    Barely a year after emerging from a savage recession comparable in its intensity to the Great Depression in the U.S., Greece's economy is shrinking again. The uncertainty generated by January's general election and the drama over extending Greece's...
  • 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...
  • Drivers hanging onto cash saved at gas pumps

    Drivers hanging onto cash saved at gas pumps
    In recent months, the stage seemed set for American consumers to do what they've traditionally done best: Spend money — and drive the economy. The lowest gas prices in five years had given people more spending money. Employers added over 1...
  • Is this bull market getting long in the tooth?

    "Bull markets don't die of old age," warns Jim Stack, market historian and president of InvesTech Research, one of the most successful investment newsletters over the long run. But Stack quickly points out that if the current bull market continues into...
  • 'Doomsday scenario' could cut District U46 income, force staff cuts

    'Doomsday scenario' could cut District U46 income, force staff cuts
    Elgin School District U46 faces a fairly likely confluence of factors that could cut its income by some 10 percent in the next school year and force major staff cuts, the chairman of the U46 Citizens Advisory Council Finance Committee warned CAC members...
  • Hispanics more confident about economy, FAU poll finds

    Hispanics more confident about economy, FAU poll finds
    Hispanics' confidence in the economy and their own personal finances increased to a new high in January, according to a survey by the Florida Atlantic University. An index of consumer optimism among Hispanics across the nation jumped to 101 last month,...
  • PNC Bank forecast: Central Florida should continue growing

    PNC Bank forecast: Central Florida should continue growing
    PNC Bank released its annual economic outlook for Central Florida. The report echoed forecasts by University of Central Florida and other analysts. In a nutshell, growth should continue but median wage may not rise if growth continues to be dominated by...
  • The GOP's conundrum

    The GOP's conundrum
    Republicans seem confused as to whether they should stick to the theme that the economy is still weak — which they've been claiming since President Barack Obama took office, even though the Great Recession was created on their watch — or...