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  • School spending, performance questioned at Park Ridge candidate forum

    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...
  • Falling oil prices: How long will it last?

    Falling oil prices: How long will it last?
    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...
  • Horizon Cheddar Sandwich Crackers recalled for undeclared allergen

    Horizon Cheddar Sandwich Crackers recalled for undeclared allergen
    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...
  • Slight gains push stocks to record highs

    Slight gains push stocks to record highs
    The Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor's 500 index delivered new highs Tuesday, beating marks they set last week. The Nasdaq composite also built on its gains for the year, finishing higher for the 10th day in a row. The latest...
  • Four in 10 Hispanics favor ending U.S. trade embargo against Cuba, new FAU poll shows

    Four in 10 Hispanics favor ending U.S. trade embargo against Cuba, new FAU poll shows
    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...
  • 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...
  • Hispanic entrepreneurs surging in central Florida

    Hispanic entrepreneurs surging in central Florida
    Richard Coronado says the whispers still exist. The Plainfield, N.J.-born entrepreneur, who owns a technology business in Orlando, says despite years of experience, his accent convinces people he may not have the intelligence to run a business. That...
  • Glen Ellyn District 41 seeks longer school day

    The school day might get a little longer for elementary students in Glen Ellyn School District 41 beginning in August. Earlier this week, district officials announced the possibility of tacking 35 minutes on to the school day. It would allow more time...
  • Q&A: U.S. technically hits deflation, but what does it mean?

    Q&A: U.S. technically hits deflation, but what does it mean?
    The consumer price index, a leading measure of inflation, fell last month into negative territory over a 12-month period for the first time since the fall of 2009, when the nation was just emerging from recession. It also fell from December, the third...
  • Pending home sales rise to 18-month high, signals housing rebound

    Pending home sales rise to 18-month high, signals housing rebound
    The number of Americans signing contracts to buy homes rose at a healthy pace in January, a sign that home sales are poised to accelerate after a slow start to the year. The National Association of Realtors said Friday that its seasonally adjusted...
  • Stocks drift mostly lower as oil prices sink

    Stocks drift mostly lower as oil prices sink
    U.S. stocks drifted to a slightly lower finish on Thursday, weighed down by falling energy stocks as the slump in oil prices deepened. Chevron and Exxon Mobil were among the biggest decliners in the Dow Jones industrial average, which eased back from...