| Jul 31, 2013
| 5:32 PM
A doctor charged last month with murdering four people had a paper trail of professional troubles — including being kicked out of a Chicago residency program for "substandard" behavior — yet maintained a license to practice medicine in...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 6:31 PM
Fixing the James River Bridge grid deck will cost at least $200,000 more than previously thought, according to documents from the Virginia Department of Transportation obtained by the Daily Press under the Freedom of Information Act, bringing the total to...
| Jun 20, 2013
After a McHenry County man was charged earlier this year with sexually assaulting five women, police said there could be as many as 20 other victims. The severity of the allegations compelled me to dig deeper.
I drove to the courthouse, pestered the...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 9:32 PM
Censure de Persepolis: Inapproprié dans les écoles de Chicago That headline in a Paris-based literary publication Monday indicates just how far and fast the controversy that broke late last week at Lane Tech College Prep High School has spread. Loosely......
| Aug 23, 2013
| 3:20 PM
Courant readers have been paying close attention to my colleague Jon Lender's stories on state government officials hiring relatives for summer jobs in their departments. It's a dispiriting enough tale to have caught the attention of Gov. Dannel P....
| Jul 12, 2013
| 1:05 AM
WASHINGTON - Advocates for livestock and poultry farmers, particularly pork producers, have asked a federal judge in Minnesota to block the release of information sought by environmental activists concerned with water pollution.
A suit filed late on...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 5:27 AM
Ousted Metra CEO Alex Clifford implicated at least two board members in a patronage complaint shortly before he began negotiating a generous severance package with the commuter rail system, officials publicly acknowledged for the first time Wednesday....
| Jul 13, 2013
| 10:28 AM
When Metra CEO Alex Clifford asked about his chances for keeping his job, he received a bruising reply from the rail agency's board chairman, according to a memo that offers a snapshot of political clout as allegedly practiced in Illinois.
| Jul 13, 2013
| 1:01 PM
Rosemary Bove, the $101,000-a-year state official who manages Connecticut's five "Welcome Centers" on interstate highways, didn't have to look very far for at least a couple of the young people who were hired in May to work in 13 highly-coveted summer...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 6:56 AM
MARSHALL, Mo. (AP) — A Canadian company's plan to build an oil pipeline that will stretch for hundreds of miles through the Midwest, including through many sensitive waterways, is quietly on the fast-track to approval — just not the one you're...
| Jul 3, 2013
After tests found worrisome levels of arsenic in American rice last fall, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced it would test 1,000 additional samples by the end of the year and issue recommendations "promptly."
Nearly 10 months later, the...