| Aug 21, 2014
RIVIERA BEACH — With the shooting of an 18-year-old in Ferguson, Mo., on their minds, about 50 parents gathered at Suncoast High School on Tuesday to brainstorm the best ways to educate African-American boys who they say are too often mislabeled...
| 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
| 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 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 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 2, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Forced once again to cover a gaping deficit that this year approaches $900 million, Chicago Public Schools is using a one-time accounting adjustment to make ends meet in a $5.8 billion preliminary operating budget that was released Wednesday.
| 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 11, 2014
| 3:46 PM
For the last four years, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy enjoyed every opportunity for success. He has veto-proof legislative majorities at home and a federal delegation made up entirely of Democrats. In Washington, our governor's party controls the Senate and he...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 12:28 PM
St. Charles School District 303 is projecting a budget deficit of about $400,000 in an overall budget of nearly $210 million next fiscal year, according to district documents.
On Thursday, the Board of Education's Business Services Committee reviewed...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 6:57 AM
Orange schools adopted a 2014-15 budget Tuesday that includes a new pre-kindergarten center, teacher training and several new initiatives funded by increasing revenues.
But the extra cash could be short-lived.
The budget includes the final year of...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 11:39 PM
LONG BEACH — "Anchors Aweigh" is intended to be more a fight song than a coaching point. But for the second time in as many games this season, the Newport Harbor High boys' water polo team shoved off almost as if it were tethered to the bottom....