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I took a walk early Wednesday morning. Azaleas and dogwoods were in bloom. Green-again trees and shrubs were damp, dripping from Tuesday's rain. A zillion birds were singing, and even the starlings sounded sweet. The Orioles had won another game. A...
Despite more than 100 school districts across the state losing their "financial recognition" rating—the Illinois State Board of Education's top rank of financial strength—in the last year, Lake Zurich Community Unit School District 95 recently...
That lion-in/lamb-out thing about March didn't offer much lamb this year but it did deliver several platters of snow. Oh, spring arrived on time; winter just didn't leave on time. The struggle between seasons finally sorted out Holy Week. Palm Sunday...
That lion-in/lamb-out thing about March didn't offer much lamb this year, but it did deliver several platters of snow. Oh, spring arrived on time; winter just didn't leave on time. The struggle between seasons finally sorted out Holy Week. Palm Sunday...
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Two rating agencies have upgraded their outlook for Michigan. Fitch Ratings on Monday upgraded the state's general obligation credit rating to AA, the first time Fitch has rated Michigan above AA- since 2007. Standard and...
MEXICO CITY (AP) — New President Enrique Pena Nieto has been fast out of the blocks in attacking some of Mexico's toughest issues in a country often stymied by monopolies and corruption. He arrested the most powerful woman in Mexico, leader of the...
NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market is back. Five and a half years after the start of a frightening drop that erased $11 trillion from stock portfolios and made investors despair of ever getting their money back, the Dow Jones industrial average...
Cheryl Witham will be moving on to New Trier High School District 203 after overseeing millions in cost savings and an improved bond rating at Oak Park and River Forest High School District 200, where she has been assistant superintendent of finance and...
Staff WriterPETOSKEY, Mich. — Congress is gearing up for another down-to-the-wire budget crisis this week with mandatory $1.2 trillion cuts to governmental spending set to take effect March 1. But, despite being discouraged, second-term Congressman Dan...
Some members of the Rev. David Carl Olson's congregation are homeless. A few work minimum-wage jobs, he said, but they still cannot afford to leave shelters. His faith calls him to live in a world with "profoundly more justice," said Olson, who...
Watchdog with Paul MuschickPennsylvania was among several states that filed lawsuits Tuesday alleging that credit rating agency Standard & Poor's contributed to the nation's financial crisis by fudging its ratings. S&P is accused of misconduct involving securities backed by...
Recent documents from the Los Angeles TimesCalifornia filed suit against Wall Street's biggest credit rating agency, Standard & Poor’s, charging the firm with violating the state's False Claims Act by using “magic numbers” and “guesses” to inflate ratings that...
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