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  • Metra to borrow for the first time as fare increase looms

    Metra to borrow for the first time as fare increase looms
    Metra is expected to approve a fare hike and budget plan Friday that will mark the first time in the agency's 30-year history that it will borrow money. The proposal includes a nearly 11 percent fare increase, and part of that revenue will be used to...
  • Girls' Volleyball: Sea Kings stay alive

    LA CANADA — A playoff pendulum that saw momentum swing for and against the visiting Corona del Mar High girls' volleyball team Thursday evening turned what seemed to be a sure victory into a nail-biting contest. Nonetheless, the Sea Kings remained...
  • Budget Outlook: Pennsylvania faces $2 billion deficit

    Budget Outlook: Pennsylvania faces $2 billion deficit
    HARRISBURG - Pennsylvania got a double whammy of bad news Thursday in separate reports, one projecting a nearly $2 billion budget deficit, and another saying the state had maxed out its borrowing. The Independent Fiscal Office, in its long-term economic...
  • Foster, Senger clash on taxes, job creation

     Foster, Senger clash on taxes, job creation
    Republican state Rep. Darlene Senger repeatedly labeled Democratic U.S. Rep. Bill Foster a hypocrite on taxes during a tense joint appearance Friday. However, she also struggled to provide specifics when pressed on some of her own positions on taxes...
  • District 64 expects deficit spending to pay for some projects

    District 64 expects deficit spending to pay for some projects
    The Niles Park Ridge School District 64 administration projects a small operating budget surplus of roughly $641,000 for the 2014-15 school year, but that projection does not take into account the cost of roughly $5.9 million worth of capital...
  • Businesses slow to move to Fort Monroe

    Businesses slow to move to Fort Monroe
    HAMPTON — Across the street from Fort Monroe's iconic beaches are a row of brick-facade buildings. Some teem with activity while others sit vacant. A slow drip of business activity is beginning to repopulate Fort Monroe as the decommissioned...
  • Muller vetoes 2015 tax cut in Lehigh County

    Muller vetoes 2015 tax cut in Lehigh County
    Lehigh County Executive Tom Muller vetoed half a dozen Republican-backed budget amendments, saying they do not shrink the county deficit as touted, and are harmful to employees. Democrat Muller described the line-item vetoes as modest compared to his...
  • Robert B. Reich: Politicians plagued with Empathy Deficit Disorder

    Commenting on a recent student suicide at an Alaska high school, Alaska's Republican congressman, Don Young, said suicide didn't exist in Alaska before "government largesse" gave residents an entitlement mentality. "When people had to work and had to...
  • Politicians plagued with Empathy Deficit Disorder

     Politicians plagued with Empathy Deficit Disorder
    Commenting on a recent student suicide at an Alaska high school, Alaska's Republican congressman, Don Young, said suicide didn't exist in Alaska before "government largesse" gave residents an entitlement mentality. "When people had to work and had to...
  • Inglewood schools chief criticized over costs of his security detail

    Inglewood schools chief criticized over costs of his security detail
    When Don Brann arrived in Inglewood, his marching orders were clear: Keep the city's debt-plagued school district from tumbling into financial chaos. The state-appointed superintendent cut costs and trimmed staff to save the necessary millions,...
  • Obamacare, deficit approach differentiate Warner, Gillespie

    The race for the Senate pits a governor-turned-senator who prides himself on his willingness to work across party lines against a former head of the Republican National Committee who says it's time to break Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's grip. Sen....