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  • Crime & Punishment: Police Apprehend Interstate Tractor Thief

    Crime & Punishment: Police Apprehend Interstate Tractor Thief
    Gregory Beck, a town-employed emergency dispatcher, has been asked by his own party to give up his seat on the Brookfield Board of Education because of a Facebook comment about the Sandy Hook massacre that no one liked. The Newtown Patch website profiled a Newtown native's "26 Days of Kindness," a simple initiative encouraging people to do one nice thing a day in the 26 days leading up to the first anniversary of the tragedy. Beck, a black-hearted man who is unable to respond to the issue of Sandy Hook with that kind of empathic, non-political sentiment, wrote, "I shall buy my friends who are gun enthusiasts a box of ammunition on days 1-26" on a link to the story posted on Patch site's Facebook page. Both town Republicans (who endorsed him) and Democrats have asked Beck to give up his seat. Beck apologized and called his comments "completely indefensible" but told the Danbury News-Times he won't resign.
  • Holiday shopping: Hidden interest could come back to bite you

    Holiday shopping: Hidden interest could come back to bite you
    This holiday shopping season, if a retailer offers you a financing deal that sounds too good to be true, it probably is. That's the takeaway of a new report from financial website cardhub.com warning against deferred-interest payment plans, calling...

    Des Plaines approves budget with big projects, no property tax increase

    Des Plaines approves budget with big projects, no property tax increase
    Des Plaines has approved a budget that holds the line on property taxes but provides for two large projects – a pumping station pipeline and reconstructing River Road. The 2015 budget totals $156.1 million. The plan drew no public comments...

    District 64 proposes slight budget increase

    District 64 proposes slight budget increase
    The public will get a chance next month to weigh in a proposed Niles Park Ridge District 64 budget that is up almost 5 percent over 2013. The $66.9 million plan was unanimously approved by the school board at a recent meeting. A public hearing has...

    Qualifying for reverse mortgages will become harder

    Qualifying for reverse mortgages will become harder
    Are reverse mortgages headed in reverse? Based on forthcoming federal rule changes for seniors who expect to apply for one, you might think so. But as a taxpayer, you might say bravo: Toughening up qualification standards — including such basics...