| Mar 27, 2014
Letters to the editor from Lake Forest, Libertyville and Highland Park.
This is concerning raising the minimum wage.
An employer looks at a new law and considers what he has to do to comply with it. A raise for his workers of about...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 12:47 PM
St. Charles aldermen on Monday unanimously supported a resolution to abate a portion of the city's annual property tax levy.
At a committee meeting, Finance Director Chris Minick said the abatement of the city's debt service levy would amount to about...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Netflix formally announced it is seeking to offer $400 million aggregate principal amount of 10-year senior notes due 2024 to institutional investors, coin it expects to use for acquiring original content and expanding into Europe.
The Internet streaming...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 2:00 PM
Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler, running for the Democratic nomination for governor, proposed Friday that the state give commuters a break on the tolls on the Intercounty Connector in the Washington suburbs.
Gansler's campaign issued a statement and...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 8:10 PM
In a move that will add to the city's mountain of debt, Mayor Rahm Emanuel won support Monday from the City Council's Finance Committee to issue up to $900 million in bonds backed by property taxes.
It's the largest request put forth during Emanuel's...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 6:41 PM
The city-owned Hilton Baltimore spent nearly all of the $2.8 million it generated in hotel occupancy taxes — money the city gave it last year to help the struggling convention center hotel make its debt payments, officials said.
The hotel did...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 1:28 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley's final budget proposal leaves the state on a sounder fiscal footing than when he took office seven years ago. Though he will not bequeath his successor anything close to the hefty fund balance his predecessor, Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.,...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 5:01 PM
The City Council on Tuesday voted 45-5 to approve Mayor Rahm Emanuel's $7 billion budget plan, which will boost a host of taxes, fines and fees for 2014 but leaves the politically toxic property, sales and gas taxes at current levels.
It was the third...
| Nov 18, 2013
Local government officials aren't the only ones who have to worry about meeting the stormwater pollution reduction targets set by the Environmental Protection Agency as part of its Chespaeake Bay pollution diet. The State Highway Administration also has a...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 10:03 AM
Here is the press release from Fitch Ratings, documenting their upgrade of the Seminole Tribe of Florida.
Fitch Ratings assigns a 'BBB' rating to Seminole Tribe of Florida's (STOF) proposed $395 million incremental term loan B. Fitch also upgrades...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 3:00 AM
While it's not uncommon for any negotiation to begin with a degree of doubt, it's difficult to imagine any launched with as little optimism as accompanied the opening last week of federal budget talks. That President Barack Obama could possibly still be...