| Sep 3, 2012
| 5:15 PM
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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), at the request of the state of Louisiana, has activated its Transitional Sheltering Assistance program, which allows eligible evacuees from Hurricane Isaac whose neighborhoods are not...
| Aug 30, 2012
| 2:51 AM
Slow-moving Tropical Storm Isaac continues to drench the central Gulf Coast region. Thousands of people in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama are under states of emergency.
A summary of the latest situations in each state:
-- Up to 3,000...
| Sep 13, 2012
Owners of businesses along Ogden Avenue will have more resources available to improve their properties, following a recent vote by Downers Grove village officials.
The village council unanimously agreed to put up more funding for a matching grant program...
| Sep 26, 2012
The following is from the Sept. 18 City Council meeting. Mayor Jane Egly absent due to a death in her family.
Mayor Pro Tem Verna Rollinger presented a proclamation honoring the Beautification Council on its Diamond Jubilee and...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 4:40 PM
More than 200 years into the life of their family farm, Tim and Mitzi Jones decided their future should include cheese.
Bowling Green Farm has been producing milk from about 100 Holsteins and has been in the milk business since the 1920s. A few years...
| Oct 17, 2012
Mitt Romney is unusually prone to 180-degree reversals of policy for naked political reasons, but it's hard to think of a chutzpah moment in his campaign more striking than his assertion last night, when a college student asked him about the bleak job...
| Oct 24, 2012
| 7:46 AM
The cost of in-state tuition and fees at public four-year colleges and universities has gone up by about $400, according to a new report by the College Board.
The increase is less than years past. But also in the past, federal aid more than kept pace...
| Jun 21, 2012
| 5:26 PM
U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin of Michigan announced Thursday hiring and retention support for the Plainfield Charter Township Fire Department.
The grant comes through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to...
| Jun 27, 2012
| 6:31 PM
The budget plan passed by the California legislature includes new restrictions on Cal Grants given to students who attend private and for profit colleges.
Governor Brown's proposal reasons that most of the trade and technical schools don't graduate...
| Jun 29, 2012
| 12:14 PM
The census bureau this week declared New Orleans the fastest growing city in America. The Crescent City outpaced some other fast growing metro areas from right next door in Texas.
That's interesting. A state that didn't receive any federal aid...
| Jul 3, 2012
A south suburban mayor's taxpayer-funded nonprofit has been suspended from state and county grant programs over questions about its finances and accounting, the Tribune has learned.
In addition, the Illinois attorney general's office has started an...