| Sep 4, 2014
| 9:16 PM
Communication errors by troops on the ground and in the air led to the deaths of five American soldiers and one Afghan during a June battle with insurgents in southern Afghanistan, a Pentagon investigation concluded in a report released Thursday.
| Sep 2, 2014
| 3:25 PM
An 11-month dispute over the Orland Park Public Library's Internet access policy has cost the library more than $125,000 in legal fees and resulted in several calls to police to help resolve accusations between critics and library officials, records show....
| Aug 26, 2014
| 7:39 PM
A suburban Village Hall that closed its doors after an alleged threat over a proposed power plant will reopen Sept. 2 with new security measures, authorities said Tuesday.
The reopening won't quell outrage from some residents over the power plant...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 3:17 PM
If you serve on the College of DuPage board of trustees, your responsibilities include overseeing the finances and guiding the future of the Glen Ellyn-based community college.
You're also expected to sit down and shut up.
The COD board recently...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 3:38 PM
NORFOLK — Ryan Martin, Old Dominion's Director of Sports Performance, is a serious and relentlessly curious advocate for athletes' health and well being.
When an uncommon spate of pulls and tears sidelined ODU football players a couple of years...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 7:12 AM
Hinsdale-Clarendon Hills School District 181 should not have denied a former school board member access to an audio tape of a meeting, the Illinois attorney general's office ruled this week.
The ruling stems from a Freedom of Information Act request...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 10:17 AM
The start of a school year wafts in on a cloud of optimism and high hopes. You know something important is happening when the state relaxes its sales tax so new clothes are a trifle less expensive. Backpacks fly off the shelves. Reading lists and game...
| Aug 24, 2014
| 8:46 PM
The U.S. Department of Labor has ordered Pennsylvania organizations to pay $118,000 in back wages to workers with disabilities since 2011, according to records PublicSource obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request.
The workers, who mostly...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 1:34 PM
A suburban man recently arrested on child pornography charges worked for years at a middle school even after he had been ordered to get sex offender treatment, a Tribune review of district and court records shows.
The school district's hiring decision...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 5:03 PM
STORRS — The University of Connecticut Foundation had its best fundraising year ever, bringing in more than $81 million in new gifts and commitments in the fiscal year that ended on June 30.
The $81.4 million raised represents a sharp increase...
| Aug 8, 2014
"I have let loose enough information in my letters it seems to isolate a grain of sand in a bucket."
— From an anonymous letter George Metesky sent to a newspaper in 1956
As editor of "Curiosity's Cats: Writers on Research," I had asked...