| Mar 13, 2014
Letters to the editor from Wheaton, Elmhurst and Geneva.
I am voting yes on March 18 for the referendum that would allow District 87 to make vital repairs and facility improvements at all four of our high schools.
I view this as a...
| Feb 15, 2014
| 9:00 PM
In the ongoing saga of the Affordable Care Act, oddly referred to by Democrats as the law of the land even as it is amended at will by presidential fiat, we are beginning to understand the extent of its war on jobs.
First, the Congressional Budget...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 4:00 PM
Two Republicans have entered the race to succeed retiring Rep. Gary Miller (R-Rancho Cucamonga) in a district that has become increasingly Democratic.
They are San Bernardino City Councilman John Valdivia and Paul Chabot, a military veteran and small...
| Feb 16, 2014
| 9:14 AM
I do not envy Brian Castro.
As the ombudsman for the U.S. Small Business Administration, he's the chief advocate for every locally owned operation that gets sideways of, or has questions about, the thicket of federal regulations applicable to their...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 8:56 AM
House Republicans held a press conference this morning to summarize the first half of this legislative session. Not a lot of news if you've been following the session. The headline quote comes from Speaker of the House William Howell.
They passed out...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 8:43 AM
A recent spate of high-profile crimes in the area around Patterson Park has sparked new and warring commentary over the perennial issues of public safety and inequality in Baltimore.
It started this week with a blog post titled "Baltimore City, You're...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Nathan Fielder, a Comedy Central star and the founder of L.A.'s Dumb Starbucks, will appear on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Tuesday night and, we hope, answer some leftover questions.
In a news conference at the rogue cafe's Hillhurst Avenue location in Los...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 8:28 PM
Speculation brewed for days over the origins of Dumb Starbucks, the seemingly rogue coffee shop that opened in the Los Feliz neighborhood in Los Angeles over the weekend and was suddenly shut down Monday by the health department.
Frothy curiosity and...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 6:16 PM
This year's streak of nasty weather is wreaking havoc on the economy, causing plunging worker productivity, soaring heating bills, canceled flights, damaged crops and frozen hiring.
But the bitter conditions, which last month left thousands stranded...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 5:17 PM
They were chefs and chiropractors, haircutters and hoteliers, some 150 small-business owners across Southern California.
All had entrusted LA Payroll, a privately held company with a single office, to deal with financial necessities that can be a...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 5:44 PM
Maryland's poorly performing health exchange will cost taxpayers $33 million more than expected this year, bringing the state's total annual expense to $138 million, officials said Monday.
The money is needed, in part, to pay the company hired to help...