| Aug 8, 2014
| 4:55 AM
LONDON (Reuters) - Sagging exports pushed Britain's trade deficit to a five-month high in June, suggesting a more balanced economic recovery still looks a way off, although the construction industry recovered from a dip in May.
Exports of British goods...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 8:45 AM
A proposed deal to purchase water from the Northwest Water Commission is estimated to save the city of Des Plaines $5,000 each day.
The city currently receives its water from Chicago, which raised its water rate by 25 percent in 2012 and an additional 15...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 10:48 PM
The Peninsula Pilots' team-record 40th victory came in dramatic fashion -- albeit after 1 a.m. and in extra innings.
The Pilots rallied from an eight-run deficit to defeat the Petersburg Generals 10-9 at War Memorial Stadium on Fan Appreciation Night,...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 9:10 AM
Des Plaines city officials have a new plan to spur development on five vacant acres on the corner of Mannheim and Higgins roads.
The plan calls for reducing the size of the city's sixth tax increment financing district — which includes a car wash,...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 2:05 PM
Congress returns to work Monday facing a tight deadline to fund highway and road projects across the country, an election-year scramble that has injected uncertainty into state and local construction plans at the start of the summer driving season....
| Jul 21, 2014
| 2:54 PM
Despite their hostility to new taxes that they might have to pay themselves, a sizable majority of Americans can support a tax on carbon if it's structured the right way, according to a survey released Monday by the University of Michigan's Center for...
| Jul 14, 2014
CountyCare — that's Cook County's attempt to leverage federal dollars through a Medicaid managed care program — is in a heap of trouble. Expenses outstripped revenues by $21 million in the first six months of the county's fiscal year,...
| Jul 17, 2014
Suppose you have a child, or you have a grandchild, or you know and love somebody else's child. Pour everything you have, every virtue you know, into that little punkin'. Because if you do endear yourself as a pleasant memory, maybe little Jason or...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 12:02 PM
Crusaders know they're nothing without something to crusade against. That's undoubtedly why hedge fund billionaire Peter G. Peterson keeps harping on the federal debt.
It's the same reason that army generals talk up the capabilities of national enemies,...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 8:40 PM
The Kings became the first team to reach the Stanley Cup Final by winning three series in Game 7, all on the road. That journey included coming back from a 3-0 series deficit to the San Jose Sharks in Round 1, rebounding from a 3-2 deficit in Round 2...
| May 23, 2014
| 1:15 PM
Charles Blahous, one of the public trustees of Social Security, has been on the warpath over how I reported his views on the burning question of whether Social Security contributes to the federal deficit.
This is an important question, because the...