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Munster schools face financial woes

MUNSTER | The School Town of Munster is in rough financial straits, including being behind on NIPSCO bills, according to information provided at Monday’s School Board meeting.

August 11, 2014 10:30 pm
An Amish change of path: Columnist Lovina Eicher launching new weekly feature

An Amish change of path: Columnist Lovina Eicher launching new weekly feature

"The Amish Cook" column, the popular syndicated feature that appears on Wednesdays in The Times' food section, is changing after more than two decades of recipes and advice.

July 16, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Tallian balks at privatizing annuity for retired government workers

INDIANAPOLIS | A plan to privatize a portion of state and local government employee retirement benefits got a skeptical second look Monday by the General Assembly's Pension Management Oversight Committee.

September 23, 2013 6:38 pm

Cal City would split public works duties under two leaders

CALUMET CITY | Mayor Michelle Markiewicz Qualkinbush wants city government to restore its old leadership structure for the city departments that oversee maintenance of streets, alleys, water and sewers.

July 02, 2013 9:07 pm
Savvy Money Tips To Share With Your Teen

Savvy Money Tips To Share With Your Teen

Mother and sons paying bills

July 02, 2013 1:32 pm

Cal City gets slight decline in insurance rate for upcoming year

CALUMET CITY | Municipal government will receive a slight decline in the amount of money it has to pay in the upcoming year for insurance to cover its property and legal liability.

March 18, 2013 12:00 am

D. 215 braces for potential financial issues

CALUMET CITY | Superintendent Creg Williams on Tuesday told members of the District 215 School Board their budget is at the mercy of outside forces.

February 27, 2013 12:00 pm
Railroad deal, consultants fuel Gary airport expansion overruns

Railroad deal, consultants fuel Gary airport expansion overruns

Documents obtained by The Times show how a Gary/Chicago International Airport Authority anxious to show progress on an ambitious expansion project let costs escalate to a point where it now must make a last-minute plea for funds.

December 16, 2012 12:00 am

Better to have prudent spending than problems later

In the Nov. 22 edition of The Times, I read that Indiana is seriously worried about decreasing casino revenues and the effect on the budget. On the same page I saw that we Hoosier taxpayers will each be receiving a tax credit of $111 come tax time in 2013.

December 05, 2012 12:00 am

East Chicago City Council calls special session on municipal employee pay

EAST CHICAGO | No pay cuts for municipal employees are planned for next year, but the City Council on Monday postponed voting on a proposed salary ordinance for a few days.

October 23, 2012 10:00 pm

Past East Chicago financial practices flagged, corrected

EAST CHICAGO | Years of irregular accounting practices pointed out by state regulators have already been corrected, according to city financial authorities.

October 10, 2012 1:20 pm

City Council OKs cuts to future mayor's benefits

CALUMET CITY | The City Council again tried to adopt an ordinance to reduce the expense account and other perks Calumet City's mayor will receive, beginning with the official chosen in the 2013 election cycle.

September 30, 2012 12:00 am

E.C. worker pay cuts remain option

EAST CHICAGO | The possibility of pay cuts for city employees to prevent further layoffs loomed large in last week's discussions about next year's budget.

September 01, 2012 5:45 pm

Financial warning for school districts getting louder

SAUK VILLAGE | Rob Grossi has been the Bloom Township treasurer since 1986. For the past 26 years, he has worked with more than two dozen local school districts on their annual budget.

August 27, 2012 12:00 am
Willowcreek students get a taste of finances during Reality Store

Willowcreek students get a taste of finances during Reality Store

Eighth-grader Vince Lattanzi discusses his finances with adults Thursday during the Reality Store at Willowcreek Middle School in Portage. Students who participated in the event chose a career and made a series of life decisions.

May 17, 2012 1:01 pm
Willowcreek students get a taste of finances during Reality Store

Willowcreek students get a taste of finances during Reality Store

Eighth-grader Anna Kapcia gets help balancing her checkbook Thursday from volunteer Terry Hardin during the Reality Store at Willowcreek Middle School in Portage.

May 17, 2012 1:01 pm
Willowcreek students get a taste of finances during Reality Store

Willowcreek students get a taste of finances during Reality Store

Eighth-grader Sarah Hicke, right, gets advice on her finances from Lisa Kizer of First State Bank of Porter during the Reality Store on Thursday at Willowcreek Middle School in Portage.

May 17, 2012 1:01 pm
Willowcreek students get a taste of finances during Reality Store

Willowcreek students get a taste of finances during Reality Store

A Willowcreek Middle School student balances a checkbook Thursday during the school's Reality Store, an event aimed at teaching students about managing finances.

May 17, 2012 1:01 pm
Willowcreek students get a taste of finances during Reality Store

Willowcreek students get a taste of finances during Reality Store

Willowcreek Middle School eighth-graders participate Thursday in the Reality Store. Students chose a career, received a "salary" and made a series of mock financial decisions. The goal was to have money left over for retirement.

May 17, 2012 1:01 pm
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