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  • Number of Illinois school districts in financial distress doubles

    Number of Illinois school districts in financial distress doubles
    A disturbing number of Illinois school districts are in poor to dire financial shape, with 121 getting low or dismal ratings in the state’s annual financial report card for schools. That’s more than double the number of districts in the...
  • City officials encounter bumps as they trim long-term deficit

    City officials encounter bumps as they trim long-term deficit
    The Rawlings-Blake administration's efforts to slash Baltimore's long-term deficit has run into a bump — more than $100 million in new police, education and other expenses now expected over the next decade. The school system is billing the city...
  • Budget chief urges L.A. to cut deficit, not expand services

    Budget chief urges L.A. to cut deficit, not expand services
    Los Angeles' top budget official Monday advised city leaders to resist the temptation to expand services, saying they should work instead toward eliminating a recurring deficit by 2018. In a 37-page report, City Administrative Officer Miguel Santana...
  • 2014 Chicago Tribune All-State boys basketball first team

    2014 Chicago Tribune All-State boys basketball first team
    Cliff Alexander High school: Curie. Class: Senior. College: Kansas. Position: Forward. Height: 6-9. Team highlights: Ranked No. 1 by the Tribune, Curie won the Pontiac Holiday Tournament and its first city championship in a four-overtime...
  • Angels' bullpen has to know how to hold them

    There are saves and blown saves for closers and holds for setup men, but there is no formal measure for the performance of those less-heralded relievers who enter with their team trailing by a few runs and hold the score, giving their offense a chance...
  • Seeing red over city schools budget [Editorial]

    Seeing red over city schools budget  [Editorial]
    City school officials facing a $31 million budget shortfall next year have proposed dipping into the system's rainy day fund to close the gap. But that's not what those dollars are supposed to be for. The whole point of setting aside emergency funds is to...
  • Obamacare cost forecast is reduced 7% by U.S. fiscal watchdog

    Obamacare cost forecast is reduced 7% by U.S. fiscal watchdog
    WASHINGTON — Lower-than-expected health insurance premiums under Obamacare will help cut the long-term cost of the program 7% over the next decade, according to the latest report from the Congressional Budget Office. The government's reduction...
  • L.A. faces three more years of deficits, budget official says

    L.A. faces three more years of deficits, budget official says
    Los Angeles faces budget deficits through 2018 even if elected officials keep a lid on spending and secure new concessions from the workforce, the top financial analyst at City Hall warned Thursday. In a memo to the City Council, City Administrative...
  • President Obama's budget: Last rites for a 'grand bargain'

    President Obama's budget: Last rites for a 'grand bargain'
    President Obama's decision to drop his pursuit of "chained CPI" -- a less generous method for calculating cost-of-living adjustments to federal benefits and income tax brackets -- sent deficit hawks into an emotional tailspin. For example, Maya...
  • Must Shore Up State's Fiscal Foundation

    A windfall in tax receipts from last year's buoyant stock market run has created a tantalizing mirage of fiscal stability for Connecticut. Don't be fooled. Although the higher-than-expected tax receipts do indeed offer a brief respite, we shouldn't...
  • Saturday's multi-sport college and local roundup: CNU wins thriller to stay in CAC tournament; No. 1 U.Va., W&M also win in baseball

    Colleges: Baseball: Christopher Newport dramatically stayed alive in the Capital Athletic Conference tournament, rallying for two runs in the ninth inning and eventually beating top-seeded host York (Pa.) 3-2 in 10 innings on Billy Steel's walk-off...