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  • Downtown garage plans revised in Elmhurst

    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...
  • U. of I. doctors under scrutiny for surgical robot ad

     U. of I. doctors under scrutiny for surgical robot ad
    When the makers of the da Vinci surgical robot asked University of Illinois doctors to appear in a national advertising campaign, their Chicago hospital saw an opportunity to promote its expertise with the device. But the plan backfired. Instead of...
  • Watchdog Update: Illinois beefs up rules on medical training

    Watchdog Update: Illinois beefs up rules on medical training
    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...
  • Spy wars: Americans need to know more than Snowden has revealed

    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...
  • Rutherford allegations cost taxpayers $27,000 so far

    Rutherford allegations cost taxpayers $27,000 so far
    The allegations that Treasurer Dan Rutherford sexually harassed and politically pressured a former employee will cost taxpayers at least $27,000 in legal and investigative fees, and that figure is expected to grow. The largest cost so far is an $18,122....
  • Rutherford fires back at allegations of sexual harassment, political pressure

     Rutherford fires back at allegations of sexual harassment, political pressure
    State Treasurer Dan Rutherford held an afternoon news conference to fire back at a former top deputy who filed a federal lawsuit today accusing Rutherford of sexually harassing him and pressuring him to perform political work on state time. Rutherford...
  • Towns pay a high price for power

    Towns pay a high price for power
    Across the nation, cities are taking advantage of deals for cheaper electricity made possible by low-cost natural gas. But not in five Chicago suburbs and more than 200 other Midwestern towns that made a big bet on coal. Almost every month, Batavia,...
  • Rutherford allegation tab at $27,000

    Rutherford allegation tab at $27,000
    The allegations that Treasurer Dan Rutherford sexually harassed and politically pressured a former employee will cost taxpayers at least $27,000 in legal and investigative fees, and that figure is expected to grow. The largest cost so far is an $18,122....
  • U. of I. tracking attempts to influence admissions

     U. of I. tracking attempts to influence admissions
    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....
  • Winnetka's new village website includes fee calculator

    Winnetka's new village website includes fee calculator
    When Winnetka was looking for photographs for its new village website, it turned to the community and asked residents to submit their favorite images of the village as part of a photo contest. Megan Pierce, the assistant to the village manager, said...
  • Cornell to return 10,000 ancient tablets to Iraq

    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...