| Dec 24, 2013
With all the discussion of surveillance, meta-data and phone taps over the past few weeks, I can't help thinking of my own experience as a surveillee back in the 1970s when cruder methods were used. All of the reassurances that everything will be fine...
| Dec 26, 2013
Thanks to Edward Snowden, we know a lot about what the National Security Agency has secretly been up to. As a result, Congress, a U.S. district court judge and the White House are considering ways to rein in the agency and protect our privacy. But we have...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 1:39 PM
Elmhurst officials have revised plans for a six-story mixed-use garage in the heart of the city's downtown to try to overcome an earlier rejection by the Planning and Zoning Commission.
A public hearing is scheduled for Thursday night when city staff...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 5:02 AM
When a University of Illinois transfer applicant last month was denied acceptance, she called the admissions office to ask about submitting an appeal. Her godmother, who stated that she was a Cook County Circuit Court judge, was yelling in the background....
| Jan 6, 2014
| 9:10 AM
Maine Township High School District 207 won a partial victory last month in its defense against charges of discrimination and retaliation brought in a former tenured teacher's lawsuit against the district.
In a Dec. 20 ruling, U.S. District Court...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 2:30 PM
BELFAST, Northern Ireland -- While the Obama administration offers life support to its Affordable Care Act, in the UK a growing number of people are asking whether it's time to pull the plug on the National Health Service (NHS), which is in critical...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 5:05 AM
Medical residency program officials soon will be required to tell the state disciplinary board when residents fail to complete their training, according to legislation that will go into effect Monday.
The change to state law comes after the Tribune...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 10:20 AM
St. Charles District 303 has decided to post responses to public records requests online, though not all board members were thrilled about becoming one of seemingly few in the state to do so.
At its meeting on Monday, the board narrowly approved a...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Cornell University is preparing to forfeit to Iraq a vast collection of ancient cuneiform tablets in what is expected to be one of the largest returns of antiquities by an American university.
The 10,000 inscribed clay blocks date from the 4th millenium...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 5:37 PM
WASHINGTON— The National Security Agency acknowledged that it repeatedly violated its own privacy guidelines in a now-defunct program to collect "to and from" data in American email, according to newly released documents that paint a picture of...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 10:31 AM
Elmhurst aldermen are supporting a 10-year sales tax rebate deal that could return up to $750,000 collected in sales taxes to a local car dealer.
Under the ten-year deal with The Napleton Group, Elmhurst will rebate 60 percent of any growth in sales...