| 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...
| Feb 24, 2015
| 2:30 PM
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.
| 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...
| Feb 19, 2015
| 1:38 PM
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...
| Mar 2, 2015
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.
| Feb 27, 2015
| 3:16 PM
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...
| Feb 26, 2015
| 5:58 PM
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...
| Feb 27, 2015
| 7:55 AM
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...
| Feb 25, 2015
| 2:12 PM
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...