| Aug 6, 2014
She is Broward County Principal of the year for 2013-2014, but Camille Pontillo has no intentions of resting on her laurels.
"It was awesome to be honored, but you hit the ground running the next day as you did the day before," said Pontillo, Sunrise...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 7:23 PM
A state task force formed in response to a Tribune investigation recommended on Thursday sweeping reforms to address absenteeism in Chicago elementary schools, saying the future of the city's children and its economy are at stake.
Chicago Public Schools...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 3:09 AM
After a teachers strike, school closings and widespread budget cuts, city voters are increasingly frustrated with Mayor Rahm Emanuel's stewardship of Chicago Public Schools, a new Chicago Tribune poll shows.
Nearly two-thirds of those surveyed...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 5:06 AM
The overall military drawdown has thrown a scare into some areas of the Hampton Roads economy, but a Thursday report from shipbuilding giant Huntington Ingalls Industries indicated smooth sailing for now.
Second-quarter earnings rose 75 percent compared...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 10:23 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- In a new ad, the Florida Democratic Party is attacking Gov. Rick Scott for forcing tax cuts for businesses in exchange for budget cuts he enacted his first year in office that forced universities to raise tuition rates.
The ad -- as...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 12:07 PM
Plans for a new public gun range in Palm Beach County are moving forward after surviving Gov. Rick Scott’s veto pen earlier this month.
The Legislature this spring approved $3.2 million in funding to start building a state-run shooting range on...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 7:39 PM
Los Angeles city officials have reached a tentative one-year salary agreement with the police officers' union that dramatically expands cash payments for overtime while avoiding raises for most workers, according to a source familiar with the proposed...
| Jul 8, 2014
Jane C. Newman was a physical education teacher at Wiesbrook Elementary School in Wheaton at a time when budget cuts were prompting district administrators to consider reducing or eliminating gym classes.
Mrs. Newman held strong views about the value of...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 12:57 PM
Lake Zurich officials hope the combination of a new utility tax for residents along with $609,000 in budget cuts will help close the town's $1.6 million budget deficit in the upcoming fiscal year.
The gas and electric rate was originally scheduled to...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 7:58 PM
With protracted federal budget cuts at the Pentagon and NASA on the horizon, aerospace companies across the nation are choosing to combine forces as they vie for fewer dollars and brace for the tough times ahead.
In the first quarter of this year, there...
| Apr 21, 2014
WASHINGTON — Two and a half years after President Obama vowed to shift America's diplomatic, economic and military focus to Asia, he will head back to the region this week to try to convince allies and adversaries alike that he really meant it....