| Oct 3, 2014
| 9:07 PM
Disbanding the Export-Import Bank, as critics of the embattled federal agency have sought to do in recent months, would hurt local businesses by cutting off access to customers abroad, Sen. Dick Durbin said Friday.
Durbin made the Ex-Im issue the...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 3:26 PM
New York Magazine's Jonathan Chait is usually a judicious and perceptive analyst of the intersection between politics and economics. So it's disappointing to see him blindly falling in step with a conservative attack on Social Security.
Chait's error is...
| Aug 14, 2014
Hillary Clinton has obvious attractions for liberals. She offers a solid chance of extending Democratic occupancy of the White House for four or eight years. She would realize the dream of a female president. She would appoint justices to stop the...
| Aug 17, 2014
Dorri McWhorter, the shoe-obsessed, Beyonce-referencing, financially minded CEO of the YWCA Metropolitan Chicago, leans on the kitchen island of her Chinatown loft as she draws arrows on a piece of paper.
It looks like a bunch of scribbles. But it's...
| 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 29, 2014
A weekly look back at sports in the Lehigh Valley, in anniversaries of multiples of five.
1979—For the first time ever the PIAA agrees to conduct a feasibility study on the possibility of adding state football playoffs to the schedule....
| 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,...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 1:54 PM
The Virginia High School League has reported a deficit of $240,000 for the past fiscal year, which ended June 30, but Executive Director Ken Tilley insisted the blame cannot be placed solely at the feet of its reclassification plan.
Tilley said this was...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 6:24 PM
As the Board of Education gave its blessing last week to Superintendent George Arlotto's $163.4 million capital budget request, officials said some projects in the budget may affect coming redistricting efforts in the Annapolis area.
| Sep 19, 2014
| 4:52 AM
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...