| Feb 27, 2014
Letters to the editor from Wheaton, Naperville, Geneva, Western Springs, Glen Ellyn, Elmhurst and St. Charles.
"Drop it and drive." Chances are, at some point, you've uttered a phrase like that after witnessing someone on the road...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 8:04 PM
FRANKFORT, Ky. — Matt Bevin stood beneath Kentucky's Capitol dome and tore into all the things wrong with Congress, starting with the state's U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell. "How," Bevin demanded, "can we begin to remedy what ails us as a nation …...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 10:00 AM
WASHINGTON -- After a lackluster September employment report, a top White House official warned Tuesday that the partial government shutdown led the labor market to worsen this month and probably cost the economy "a decent number of jobs."
| Oct 21, 2013
| 7:00 AM
WASHINGTON -- A top Federal Reserve policymaker said Monday the central bank was unlikely to start reducing a key stimulus program for "a few months" because the partial government shutdown has muddied the economic picture.
Charles Evans, president of...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 8:18 AM
WASHINGTON -- Consumer confidence dropped this month to its lowest level since January after the partial federal government shutdown, though the decline wasn't as bad as some had forecast, according to new data released Friday.
The preliminary October...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 6:32 AM
WASHINGTON -- Americans are more pessimistic about the state of the economy after the partial government shutdown and debt limit fight, according to poll results released Tuesday.
Just 29% of respondents in a CNN/ORC International survey said economic...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 6:42 AM
WASHINGTON -- Initial jobless claims dropped last week to 358,000 but remained high because of the partial federal government shutdown.
The number of people filing for first-time unemployment benefits dropped from the previous week's revised figure of...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 6:34 AM
Appearing before lawmakers a week before the deadline to raise the debt limit, Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew on Thursday warned that the uncertainty caused by the fiscal stalemate was stressing financial markets and could "deeply damage" the economic...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 6:49 AM
WASHINGTON -- Business hiring slowed this month with the private sector adding just 130,000 net new jobs as the partial government shutdown hit an already weakening labor market, payroll processor ADP said Wednesday.
The figure was below the 150,000...
| Jan 31, 2014
Ever since the housing market collapse, nothing stokes the flames of public outrage quite like the phrase "government bailout." It's become the condemnation of choice for both parties when faced with a policy they don't like. Lately, conservatives have...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 1:59 PM
WASHINGTON -- Congress gave final approval Wednesday to legislation allowing more federal borrowing to pay the nation's bills, ending the last three years of partisan brinkmanship over the debt limit, but not without a last-minute protest led by tea party...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 12:41 PM
It gives a whole new meaning to the question, “Dude, where’s my car?”: Eight rare Corvettes were swallowed by a sinkhole at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Ky., on Wednesday.
It was news that hit the Corvette community...