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  • D34 operating budget balanced through '18: committee

    A citizens advisory committee for Glenview School District 34 predicts a nearly balanced operating budget for the district through 2018. Beyond then, the committee projected deficit spending in 2019-20, prompted by a low consumer price index for levy...
  • Slight gains push stocks to record highs

    Slight gains push stocks to record highs
    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. The latest...
  • Chicago home price index shows slowing recovery

    Chicago home price index shows slowing recovery
    Home price appreciation in the Chicago area and across much of the country continued to lose steam in December, adding to concerns about a faltering housing market as a new sales season gets underway. The S&P/Case-Shiller home price index, released...
  • South Florida again near top in home price increases

    South Florida again near top in home price increases
    South Florida home price increases remain among the best in the nation, according to a report Tuesday. The Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller home price index for Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties rose 8.4 percent in December from a year ago. Among...
  • 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...