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  • Activists pitch L.A. ballot measure for citywide $15 minimum wage

    Activists pitch L.A. ballot measure for citywide $15 minimum wage
    A coalition of activists has taken the first step in a campaign for a $15 minimum wage for workers across Los Angeles, drafting language for a ballot measure that would follow in the footsteps of a boost recently approved in Seattle. "This isn't a pie-...
  • Downers Grove D58 approves raises for teachers, maintenance workers

    Downers Grove D58 approves raises for teachers, maintenance workers
    Downers Grove elementary school teachers and maintenance workers agreed to new employment contracts this week that will bump up salaries and increase some pensions over the next four years. The Grade School District 58 school board ratified the...
  • Glen Ellyn approves new garbage rates

    Glen Ellyn approves new garbage rates
    Refuse rates in Glen Ellyn will be going up by 1.1 percent starting in August. The village's board of Trustees on Monday approved the new rates. Glen Ellyn's contract with Republic Services allows for an annual increase based on the consumer price index...
  • 7 of 8 District 34 schools to see improvements

    7 of 8 District 34 schools to see improvements
    About $5 million in work is underway in Glenview Elementary School District 34 to repair roofs, repave parking lots and sidewalks, replace emergency generators and lights and other projects. Improvements, which kicked off when the school year ended, are...
  • D86 launches campaign to promote district's side in teacher contract talks

    D86 launches campaign to promote district's side in teacher contract talks
    Two officials from Hinsdale Township High School District 86 highlighted their side of ongoing contract negotiations with teachers during a news conference Monday. Board President Richard Skoda and board member Ed Corcoran included in their...
  • Hinsdale D86 teacher contract talks continue

    Hinsdale D86 teacher contract talks continue
    The current teachers' contract in Hinsdale Township High School District 86 expires Monday, but contract negotiations are scheduled throughout July. Teachers and board representatives met on June 26 and have set additional days for contract talks to...
  • Hinsdale teachers announce results of vote to authorize strike

     Hinsdale teachers announce results of vote to authorize strike
    Teachers voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike in Hinsdale Township High School District 86, according to results announced this week by the teachers' bargaining unit. Mike Palmquist, a spokesperson of the 377 members of the Hinsdale High School...
  • 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,...
  • D86 teachers, board majority continue war of words

    D86 teachers, board majority continue war of words
    The war of words between teachers in Hinsdale Township High School District 86 and the school board majority continued this week with both sides issuing statements disputing claims made by the other. The district's 377 teachers and board are in the...
  • Ramesh Ponnuru: Inflation hawks' crank data just doesn't add up

    "I don't think you have until 2012 before this gets out of control and there's hyperinflation. It could go past that to 2014, but we're seeing all sorts of things happening now that are accelerating the inflation process." Thus spoke economist John...
  • The inflation alarms are still false

    The inflation alarms are still false
    There is a point at which firmness of conviction becomes obstinacy, and there is a point at which obstinacy becomes comedy. The latter was on spectacular view the other day when a prominent inflation hawk self-destructed on national TV. Chicago-based...