Wednesday, February 27, 2013
The state might take a crippling hit if congress does not act before Friday.
Wednesday, February 27
Deep, nationwide cuts are geared to take place March 1. They're the first of a decade-long $1.2 trillon budget cut plan poised to go into effect unless congress can compromise on a defecit-reduction plan. Here’s what Illinois stands to lose, according to the White House:
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Despite large crowd, only a handful take the opportunity to ask the school board about $1 million in cuts.
A chance for parents in Community Consolidated School District 89 to sound off about more than $1 million in proposed budget cuts had the potential for explosive fireworks, yet ended with a sound more like that of a pop gun. More than 50 people packed the small library at Glen Crest Middle School Wednesday night, yet only a handful took the opportunity to discuss any of the proposed cost cutting measures, which include reducing the number of secretaries, some aides, elimination of differentiation support services and the elimination of field trips. Some fees are also expected to increase, including increasing milk prices by $5 a year, increasing outdoor education costs by $10, among others. These cuts come on top of cuts in 2010 that …
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
A roundup of the region's news for March 8.
Here's a look at the news happening around you: — Planned Parenthood and Pro-Life Groups Face Off at Rally Over Federal Funding — Loyola Medical Center Opens in Burr Ridge — Glock Handgun, 500 Rounds of Ammunition Seized in La Grange — Customers Line Up for Paczkis at the Busy Bee *Please note: The police car pictured in the third story is of a La Grange police car, but it was La Grange Park police that made the arrest. Patch regrets the mistake.
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
District 89 board members heard a presentation Monday night that will likely inspire impactful cuts in the next two months.
District 89 has a deficit budget, according to a presentation at Monday night’s Board of Education meeting. Superintendant John Perdue and the board heard a presentation of budget planning projections for the district and the condition of the general economy from district partner PMA’s Senior Financial Advisor Michael Frances and Managing Director Tammie Beckwith Schallmo. According to Frances, District 89 in fiscal year 2011 will take in $84,207 more in revenue than the district will spend on salaries, benefits, and other expenditures. But after adding in “other financing sources and uses,” the district is actually $297,275 in the red. Perdue said the district is not currently borrowing to cover that deficit, but rather taking funds from …