| Aug 22, 2013
| 1:18 PM
We who live in the Bluebird Park neighborhood enjoy the summer concerts. We do not enjoy having our bushes and landscaping parked on by fellow attendees.
We enjoy even less the aggressive, uncooperative responses when this is brought to the attention...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 9:35 AM
WASHINGTON – The federal deficit has shrunk to its lowest level since 2008, when President Obama won election at the start of the Great Recession, and is on track to decline even more thanks to an improving economy, higher taxes on the wealthy and...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 6:13 PM
The stock market staged its best rally of the year as lawmakers inched toward a deal that would temporarily stave off a government debt default.
The Dow Jones industrial average surged 323.09 points after congressional Republicans proposed increasing...
| 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...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 3:25 PM
A broad-based group of opponents to the proposed Village Entrance project declared war this week.
The opening salvo is the website http://www.letlagunavote.com which came on line Wednesday, created by the opponents who have been quietly meeting to...
| Jul 25, 2013
UPDATE: From Thursday's editorial: Last year, CPS officials drained the district's reserves to what they said was zero and warned of a budget bomb that would go off, well, right about now. On Wednesday, CPS officials released their fiscal 2014......
| Jan 7, 2012
| 6:31 PM
After his mother's death six years ago, Doug Hamilton says, his financial life spiraled out of control. He spent freely, didn't pay his bills on time and had creditors calling him at work.
Marlena Clay-Boone says her financial problems started as her...
| Jul 10, 2011
Years ago, before we were married and moved to Maryland, my husband opened a checking account in Indiana and had the statements mailed to his office there.
The account wasn't forgotten, just ignored. That wasn't a problem until his employer moved and the...