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  • Barrington school district hires Wheaton Warrenville D200 superintendent

    Barrington school district hires Wheaton Warrenville D200 superintendent
    Wheaton Warrenville Community Unit School District 200’s superintendent will be leaving to head another local school district. Brian Harris has been named as superintendent of Barrington District 220, according to a press release issued Thursday...
  • State a step closer to minimum wage hike, paid sick leave

    Legislators moved Thursday to further hike the state's minimum wage and to guarantee workers three paid sick days a year, despite opposition from the California Chamber of Commerce, which labeled both proposals "job killers." Lawmakers also advanced a...
  • Wheaton Warrenville D200 begins search for new leader

    Wheaton Warrenville D200 begins search for new leader
    Wheaton Warrenville Community Unit School District 200 will begin searching for a new superintendent, after the top school official stepped down this week to lead another local district. Brian Harris, who has been with District 200 since 2010, has...
  • Consumers' daily spending hits nearly 6-year high, Gallup poll finds

    Consumers' daily spending hits nearly 6-year high, Gallup poll finds
    Americans reported they spent more on average each day last month than at any time since 2008, boosted by a Memorial Day spending spree, according to Gallup poll results released Monday. The self-reported average daily spending of $98 in May was up...
  • Auto sales zoom up 11.4% in May, on track for best year since 2006

    Automakers logged one of the best sales months since the Great Recession in May as buyers, lured by good weather and the Memorial Day weekend, streamed into dealerships. Automakers sold about 1.6 million vehicles in May, up 11.4% from the same month a...
  • Hinsdale teachers vote to authorize a strike

     Hinsdale teachers vote to authorize a strike
    Hinsdale Township High School District 86 teachers have voted to authorize a strike as both sides continue to meet with a federal mediator to help them negotiate a new contract. Teachers held a rally before Monday night's committee-of-the-whole meeting,...
  • GM, Ford, Chrysler, Toyota post strong May auto sales gains

    GM, Ford, Chrysler, Toyota post strong May auto sales gains
    After a sluggish start to the year, auto sales came roaring back in May with General Motors, Chrysler, Toyota and Nissan all posting big gains. Early estimates project the industry to have sold more than 1.5 million vehicles in the U.S. last month, up...
  • Raises approved for D214 teachers

    Raises approved for D214 teachers
    Salaries are going up for teachers and counselors in Arlington Heights-based Township High School District 214, but school district officials are releasing few details about the pay raises. The school board at its May 22 meeting approved a five-year...
  • Does Romney's support of minimum wage indicate shift in GOP?

    Does Romney's support of minimum wage indicate shift in GOP?
    Democrats have repeatedly said that they hope the minimum wage will be a big issue this election season. Six months from the midterm elections, their wishes are coming true.  House Republicans voted in March to block a bill that would have hiked the...
  • Retail sales nearly flat in April

    Retail sales nearly flat in April
    U.S. shoppers sat on their wallets in April despite the lure of warm spring weather and the late Easter holiday, leaving retail sales stagnant as other economic indicators improved. A gauge of retail sales ticked up 0.1% last month from the month...
  • Coral Springs residents to vote on pay hike for city officials

    Coral Springs voters will decide on Nov. 4 if they want city officials to be given a pay increase. The current compensation for commissioners, after an annual adjustment based on the consumer price index (CPI), is $17,420 per year, while it is $21,776...