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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...
  • 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...
  • District 203 assessing rising costs

    Naperville School District 203 school officials say they are in a good position to make hard budgetary decisions without compromising the quality of education in the district if outside funding levels drop. The School Board on Monday night got a glimpse...
  • Drivers hanging onto cash saved at gas pumps

    Drivers hanging onto cash saved at gas pumps
    In recent months, the stage seemed set for American consumers to do what they've traditionally done best: Spend money — and drive the economy. The lowest gas prices in five years had given people more spending money. Employers added over 1...
  • Is this bull market getting long in the tooth?

    "Bull markets don't die of old age," warns Jim Stack, market historian and president of InvesTech Research, one of the most successful investment newsletters over the long run. But Stack quickly points out that if the current bull market continues into...
  • 'Doomsday scenario' could cut District U46 income, force staff cuts

    'Doomsday scenario' could cut District U46 income, force staff cuts
    Elgin School District U46 faces a fairly likely confluence of factors that could cut its income by some 10 percent in the next school year and force major staff cuts, the chairman of the U46 Citizens Advisory Council Finance Committee warned CAC members...
  • Hispanics more confident about economy, FAU poll finds

    Hispanics more confident about economy, FAU poll finds
    Hispanics' confidence in the economy and their own personal finances increased to a new high in January, according to a survey by the Florida Atlantic University. An index of consumer optimism among Hispanics across the nation jumped to 101 last month,...
  • PNC Bank forecast: Central Florida should continue growing

    PNC Bank forecast: Central Florida should continue growing
    PNC Bank released its annual economic outlook for Central Florida. The report echoed forecasts by University of Central Florida and other analysts. In a nutshell, growth should continue but median wage may not rise if growth continues to be dominated by...