| May 27, 2014
| 6:01 PM
Salaries are going up for teachers and counselors in Arlington Heights-based Township High School District 214, but school district officials are releasing few details about the pay raises.
The school board at its May 22 meeting approved a five-year...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 6:53 AM
Americans reported they spent more on average each day last month than at any time since 2008, boosted by a Memorial Day spending spree, according to Gallup poll results released Monday.
The self-reported average daily spending of $98 in May was up...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 7:51 AM
After a sluggish start to the year, auto sales came roaring back in May with General Motors, Chrysler, Toyota and Nissan all posting big gains.
Early estimates project the industry to have sold more than 1.5 million vehicles in the U.S. last month, up...
| May 29, 2014
| 8:54 AM
Wheaton Warrenville Community Unit School District 200’s superintendent will be leaving to head another local school district.
Brian Harris has been named as superintendent of Barrington District 220, according to a press release issued Thursday...
| May 30, 2014
| 9:12 AM
Wheaton Warrenville Community Unit School District 200 will begin searching for a new superintendent, after the top school official stepped down this week to lead another local district.
Brian Harris, who has been with District 200 since 2010, has...
| May 6, 2014
| 4:57 PM
Each summer, thousands of visitors flock to the Connecticut Wine Trail, spending their afternoons tasting samples from the state's sprawling vineyards. But in many cases the wine they sip was produced from grapes grown far from the nearby vines.
| May 7, 2014
| 8:24 PM
A man arrested by Texas police over his alleged involvement in the devastating data breach at retail chain Target Corp last year was in fact picked up in a "street-level arrest" unrelated to a broader federal investigation into the matter, a law...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 1:13 PM
Downers Grove's public high school district is chucking its school bus provider after years of poor service, and its two feeder districts have followed suit.
The Community High School District 99 school board recently approved a new three-year...
| May 6, 2014
| 7:35 AM
COLD SPRING, N.Y. — When I was a kid, helmets were for motorcyclists. Now I see children wearing helmets when they're scooting down sidewalks, skating, skiing, sledding and playing soccer. Last week one of my friends saw a helmeted kid power-walking...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 8:51 AM
Consumer confidence surged this month to its highest level in more than six years as the economy showed signs of emerging from a deep winter chill.
The Conference Board's index, which is one of two key monthly measures of consumer attitudes, increased...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 4:25 PM
The next time you visit the grocery store, you may experience sticker shock. Prices for some of your favorite foods, including bacon, coffee and oranges, are on the rise.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, retail food prices rose in March...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 8:21 AM
WASHINGTON -- Consumer spending increased last month the most since November as Americans appeared to start shaking off the effects of severe winter weather.
Spending rose 0.3% in February, up from 0.2% the previous month, the Commerce Department said...