Monday, April 1, 2013
No April Fools joke: Fermi National Accelerator's budget for Fiscal Year 2013 is down about 9 percent, Fermilab Director Pier Oddone says.
Fermilab's budget will be slashed by about 9 percent—a cut of about $36 million—but staff cuts aren't necessarily going to follow, according to a Fermilab announcement and multiple media reports. Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory Director Pier Oddone said the high-energy physics lab in Batavia will reallocate funds from other projects to make up for the 9 percent funding squeeze, the Kane County Chronicle reports. The Federal Office of High Energy Physics handed out the news last week that the preliminary budget estimate for Fermilab would be $368 million—down from about $404 million in Fiscal Year 2012. The Beacon-News reports that the $36 million reduction is made up of $29 million from the federal office and about $7 million from …
Monday, February 6, 2012
Geneva hasn't made one single budget cut!
This time, in an effort to keep our relationship fresh, I’m going to start off with the irony instead of saving it till the end. On page 12 of the Jan. 31 Kane County Chronicle, a letter-to-the-editor writer lauded Mayor Burns for understanding “the necessity of smaller government” and that during his tenure, “Geneva has reduced its spending significantly.” Ah! But if you turn just one page of that Chronicle edition, a below-the-fold headline reads “Geneva considers fees to help budget.” The news story goes on to enumerate the “revenue enhancements” (another new name for taxes) City Manager Mary McKittrick presented to the City Council to help make up for plummeting business district property tax assessments. And those lovely new taxes …
Thursday, February 10, 2011
A roundup of the region's news for Feb. 10.
Here are the top stories from Patch sites in your area: — Glenbard West Student Charged With Sexual Assault of 15-Year-Old — STC Parents Raise Concerns Over School District's Plans — Elmhurst District 205 Targets $3 million in Budget Cuts — District 200 To Vote on Hubble Sale — Hall of Famer Bobby Hull Visits McNally's in St. Charles