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Debt

There is no money tree in nation's capital

Our national debt is now more than $17 trillion, which is owed by each man, woman and child in the United States.

April 11, 2014 12:00 am
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March 17, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Lowell reader wants update about actor Burt Reynolds

OFFBEAT: Lowell reader wants update about actor Burt Reynolds

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

January 29, 2014 12:00 am
Clear plan, budget needed for South Shore to advance at Statehouse

Clear plan, budget needed for South Shore to advance at Statehouse

INDIANAPOLIS | No single person at the Statehouse is standing in the way of South Shore expansion, because outside the 21-member Northwest Indiana legislative delegation, few of the 129 other state senators and representatives have even heard of it.

January 19, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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December 09, 2013 12:00 am

Ask Congress to pay this law for Americans

Our leaders debate over the austerity level inflicted upon us. Yet a simple piece of legislation:

November 06, 2013 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Congress owes it to raise debt ceiling

As the standoff in Washington inches closer to default, it's up to citizens to put pressure on the House and Senate to finally compromise from their rigid positions. The nation must not fail to pay its bills.

October 13, 2013 12:00 am
Gary has nowhere near the debt of bankrupt Detroit

Gary has nowhere near the debt of bankrupt Detroit

When Detroit filed for the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history, it called up recent memories of Gary going before the Distressed Unit Appeals Board year after year.

August 08, 2013 7:30 pm Photos

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July 08, 2013 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Student loans shouldn't be school of hard knocks

The high load of student debt — almost 1 in 5 adults in the United States owes money on student loans — should concern everyone.

June 14, 2013 12:00 am
Indebted college grads working to bypass default settings

Indebted college grads working to bypass default settings

Caitlin Perry, 22, recently graduated from Illinois State University with an English degree and about $25,000 in student loan debt. She poses for a portrait in her room at her parent's home in Steger.

June 09, 2013 12:00 am
Indebted college grads working to bypass default settings

Indebted college grads working to bypass default settings

Newly minted college alumni have happily graduated from their textbooks and cares about rising student loan interest rates.

June 09, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Indebted college grads working to bypass default settings

Indebted college grads working to bypass default settings

Caitlin Perry, 22, recently graduated from Illinois State University with an English degree and about $25,000 in student loan debt. She poses for a portrait at her parent's home where she lives in Steger.

June 09, 2013 12:00 am
Indebted college grads working to bypass default settings

Indebted college grads working to bypass default settings

Caitlin Perry, 22, recently graduated from Illinois State University with an English degree and about $25,000 in student loan debt. She poses for a portrait near her parent's home where she lives in Steger.

June 09, 2013 12:00 am
Indebted college grads working to bypass default settings

Indebted college grads working to bypass default settings

Caitlin Perry, 22, recently graduated from Illinois State University with an English degree and about $25,000 in student loan debt. She poses for a portrait at her parent's home where she lives in Steger.

June 09, 2013 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: Put Hammond's debt in proper perspective

Bill Dolan’s April 28 article (“Lake County municipal officials turn to lenders for urban amenities”), is a classic example of “you can make numbers say whatever you want them to.”

May 05, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Tips to Spring Clean Your Finances

Tips to Spring Clean Your Finances

Spring is a time of rejuvenation and fresh starts. And while spring cleaning closets, the garage and basement requires good old-fashioned work, new tools can help take the fuss out of sprucing up finances.

February 26, 2013 12:00 am

House nixes forced Hammond-Lake County library merger

INDIANAPOLIS | A forced absorption of the Hammond Public Library by the Lake County library system was removed Wednesday from legislation advancing toward a final vote in the Indiana House.

February 20, 2013 7:00 pm

Administration wants more taxes, no spending cuts

This administration, the president and the Democratic Senate told us raising taxes on the rich would: 1. Prevent the fiscal cliff. 2. Help eliminate our yearly $1 trillion-plus deficit. 3. Bring down our over $16 trillion debt. With no spending cuts and no budget for more than four years we …

February 18, 2013 12:00 am

Look at Obama's stance, then and now, on debt limit

In 2006, Sen. Barack Obama said "The fact that we are here today to debate raising America's debt limit is a sign of leadership failure." And he voted no on a debt limit increase.

February 14, 2013 12:00 am
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