| May 27, 2014
| 6:01 PM
Salaries are going up for teachers and counselors in Arlington Heights-based Township High School District 214, but school district officials are releasing few details about the pay raises.
The school board at its May 22 meeting approved a five-year...
| May 5, 2014
| 11:35 PM
Spurred by outrage from fans and players alike, new NBA Commissioner Adam Silver acted with admirable swiftness in addressing the blatant racism of Donald Sterling. Now the NBA should turn its attention to a more subtle and pervasive form of racial...
| Jun 15, 2014
Derek Russell has lupus and high blood pressure and can't afford his prescription drugs.
Amanda Whitlock works outdoors all summer and is allergic to bees and wasps and concerned about spots on her skin she fears could be pre-cancerous.
| Jun 9, 2014
| 1:50 PM
First in a series of profiles of candidates for governor
Republican Larry Hogan isn't pledging to turn deep-blue Maryland red if he's elected governor. He doesn't even hold out much hope for purple. He just thinks that if he can win his party's primary,...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 11:46 AM
In the long march from employer-paid pensions to a 401(k) world, a few holdovers remain.
Older workers still typically subsidize younger workers in paying for plan costs. Participants in workplace plans typically must wait for the end of the trading...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 1:16 PM
Just what should a job pay? Or, put another way, was Chelsea Clinton worth $600,000 a year for her work as a journalist at NBC?
Yes, folks, life and the 24/7 news cycle intersect in mysterious ways. Let me explain: Just this morning, as my wife and I...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Things just weren't working out for Anthony Henry in 2010. Although he had no trouble finding work, he didn't make enough to rent an apartment, so he lived in his car.
"I parked in West L.A. under a tree," said Henry. "I'd walk from the car to The Grove...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 11:19 AM
This is in response to "The $15 question; A pain, not a gain, for Chicago," by Michael Saltsman,áresearch director at the Employment Policies Institute, which receives funding from restaurants, foundations and individuals. Saltsman has a lesson to teach...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 11:52 AM
When Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco and San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick squared off in Super Bowl XLVII, Flacco threw three touchdowns with zero interceptions and was named the Most Valuable Player of the game.
Flacco got his financial...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Here's the thing about the dangerous jobs made famous by reality television shows such as "Deadliest Catch" and "Ax Men" -- the pay is generally lousy relative to the considerable (and literal) risk to life and limb. Fishermen and loggers can expect...
| May 28, 2014
| 8:17 AM
Wrigley plans to start making Skittles in Yorkville, expanding its plant there and adding 75 full-time manufacturing jobs, the candy maker plans to announce on Wednesday.
The decision to make Skittles in Yorkville, about 50 miles southwest of Chicago,...