| May 16, 2014
| 9:01 AM
Three years after it was forced to seek a humiliating international rescue, Portugal is set to become the latest Eurozone country Saturday to exit its bailout program and regain control of its finances amid a halting economic recovery.
At the order of...
| May 16, 2014
| 8:17 PM
California's income will be about $2.5 billion higher than Gov. Jerry Brown predicted in his latest budget, according to the Legislature's top financial advisor — surprise cash that Democratic lawmakers will almost certainly use to challenge the...
| May 10, 2014
| 9:03 AM
As Maryland looks to re-energize its economy amid federal budget cuts and slow growth in the aftermath of the recession, the three Democrats vying to be the next governor each developed distinct — and detailed — plans for how to improve...
| May 14, 2014
| 5:10 AM
A North Side grammar school principal touched a nerve with colleagues and created a fresh political wrinkle for Mayor Rahm Emanuel with an op-ed article laying bare what he says is a culture of silencing anyone who disagrees with the administration's...
| Apr 27, 2014
| 4:10 AM
Long before he became an internationally known forensic scientist sought out by the likes of the Kennedys and O.J. Simpson, Henry Lee began his career in a converted bathroom at the Bethany state police barracks.
Virtually a one-man operation with a...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 5:47 PM
Burbank utility customers can expect rate increases starting in July after all, as one Burbank City Council member on Monday flipped his vote after city officials said keeping rates stagnant would cause a $7.6 million revenue shortfall and extensive...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 4:33 PM
Under pressure from defense budget cuts, the Army's high-tech training contracts agency in Orlando is undergoing a major restructuring that has cast some uncertainty on the future of the region's training and simulation industry.
The agency has lost...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 8:47 PM
Los Angeles city officials Tuesday 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...