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  • Succumbing to our weakness [Letter]

    Succumbing to our weakness [Letter]
    The other day I had a discussion with a friend concerning what we felt was facilitating the decline of this nation. We discussed the problem of illegal immigration as a factor. However, immigrants have been coming to America for hundreds of years —...
  • Citi settlement will recoup Illinois pension losses

    Illinois will receive $84 million as part of a national $7 billion settlement resolving allegations by federal and state authorities that Citigroup Inc. sold risky mortgage-backed securities that harmed investors, which included pension systems and...
  • Facebook to track users' TV habits

    Beginning this fall, when Facebook users watch a TV show on a cellphone or tablet, Facebook will probably know about it. The social network will scan its databases and send the age and gender of the viewer to Nielsen, the TV ratings measurement company,...
  • Madonna and Young: Gov. Corbett's gunfight at the O.K. Corral

    It's a trite but true political aphorism: "Where you stand depends on where you sit." If you're a Pennsylvania Republican, no matter where you sit, it's hard to see what Gov. Corbett did with the 2014-15 budget as anything but a divisive, last-gasp...
  • Children's garden proposed for Winnetka

    Children's garden proposed for Winnetka
    Hoping to encourage local families to develop a better appreciation of nature, officials with the Winnetka Community House said this week that a children's garden soon could be sprouting up in the village. Tim McCabe, the executive director of the...
  • Grayslake eyes annexation for trucking facility

    Grayslake eyes annexation for trucking facility
    Plans for Grayslake to annex 35 acres for the construction of a 50,000-square-foot trucking facility could be discussed at the next Village Board Committee of the Whole meeting, said Mike Ellis, village manager. The facility, which would be located at...
  • What Congress should do to fix the Highway Trust Fund

    The House and Senate have put forth plans to temporarily fill the Highway Trust Fund, which is used to pay for road, bridge and public transit construction but is expected to go broke this summer. Though the details differ in the two proposals, the result...
  • Bad deals remind us to take the long view

    Bad deals remind us to take the long view
    Consider these six deals: 1. In 2003, the Chicago Park District entered into a 20-year contract that exempted the new Park Grill restaurant in Millennium Park from property taxes and from paying for garbage pickup, water and gas. 2. In 2004, the...
  • Chris Christie's fleeting movie trailer promising pension reform

    It’s difficult to get voters to pay attention to dry topics like pension reform, so New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s team briefly tried a new tactic this week: a mock movie trailer filled with fire, explosions and a cameo by “The Rock.&...
  • A year into Detroit's bankruptcy, many residents still feel abandoned

    In the year since this city filed for bankruptcy, becoming the largest municipality ever to do so, leaders have adopted a more optimistic tone about the future, pledging to fix streetlights and attract new residents and jobs. But Eric Byrd isn't...
  • Winnetka OKs downtown consignment shop

     Winnetka OKs downtown consignment shop
    The Winnetka Village Council on Tuesday unanimously approved granting a special use permit allowing a luxury consignment shop to open its doors in the village's downtown business district. KMK Luxury Consignment, which will sell used but high-end apparel...