| Jul 14, 2014
| 1:38 PM
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-...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 11:14 AM
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...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 1:50 PM
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...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 9:17 AM
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...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 11:31 AM
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...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 11:55 AM
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...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 12:32 PM
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...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 2:53 PM
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,...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 5:02 AM
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...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 3:01 PM
"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...
| Jul 17, 2014
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.