| Jul 24, 2013
| 4:32 PM
UPDATE: From Thursday's editorial: Last year, CPS officials drained the district's reserves to what they said was zero and warned of a budget bomb that would go off, well, right about now. On Wednesday, CPS officials released their fiscal 2014......
| Aug 22, 2013
| 12:44 PM
Old Dominion doesn’t have an estimated cost or move-in date for a proposed waterfront football stadium, but athletic director Wood Selig considers the project “absolutely critical” to the program’s future and described initial...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 8:21 AM
Downers Grove's high school district is spending $2 million more in its operations and is collecting $2 million more taxes this year, according to the 2013-14 budget.
The Community High School District 99 school board unanimously approved the $80.2...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 1:18 PM
We who live in the Bluebird Park neighborhood enjoy the summer concerts. We do not enjoy having our bushes and landscaping parked on by fellow attendees.
We enjoy even less the aggressive, uncooperative responses when this is brought to the attention...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 3:53 PM
Partisan gridlock prevented the Regional Transportation Authority board Wednesday from carrying out its routine annual responsibility to set estimates of funding levels for the CTA, Metra and Pace to plan their budgets for next year.
The move to...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 1:00 PM
Downers Grove' downtown tax increment financing district has more than tripled in value over 15 years, but the village spent more than the district amassed in revenues in 2012, according to an annual report filed with the state.
The district garnered...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 2:34 AM
CALEXICO — The Gran Plaza Outlet Mall is being described as a “game-changer” for the city of Calexico, and the $94 million project took a step forward Tuesday night.
City Manager Oscar Rodriquez stated that he believes the mall will...
| Feb 6, 2013
It's not unusual to lose your balance while standing on a peak.
And so it goes with the stock market. Investors suffered some fear of heights Monday and sent the Dow Jones industrial average tumbling. It was the worst day of this year, with a triple-...
| Mar 23, 2013
| 7:51 PM
Contrary to rumor, Nero did not fiddle while Rome burned. He couldn’t have; fiddles did not exist in first century Rome.
Far more likely, however, is that Nero lit the fire that burned nearly one-third of the city in 64 AD because he wanted to...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 3:27 PM
The city will be forced to dip into its general fund for $1 million to help the city-owned Hilton Baltimore make debt payments this year, city officials said Wednesday.
Harry E. Black, Baltimore's director of finance, said the hotel needs the money to...
| Feb 17, 2013
| 5:28 PM
Baltimore water officials have been dogged in the past year by a series of extremely public problems: widespread billing errors that required millions in refunds, massive water main breaks that closed downtown streets, and a collapsed stormwater culvert...