| Sep 29, 2014
| 3:32 PM
SPRINGFIELD — The top federal prosecutor in central Illinois has given the green light for a panel of lawmakers to resume hearings into Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn’s anti-violence program that now could unfold only weeks before the Nov. 4...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 10:00 PM
As summer turns into fall, that familiar “back-to-school” feeling affects adults as well as children. Just as kids get serious about schoolwork after months of play, many grownups feel it’s time to focus on their current career path....
| Sep 30, 2014
| 10:08 AM
A Chicago alderman wants to dramatically increase the fines for impersonating a city worker, saying the ordinance was inspired by a former employee who used his city identification while doing city business.
The proposal, to be considered next...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 10:30 AM
HONG KONG - Alibaba Pictures Group, the film production and investment arm of Alibaba, the e-commerce giant that listed last week on the New York Stock Exchange, has appointed independent auditors to probe the company's accounts.
PwC has been hired to...
| Sep 27, 2014
| 3:07 PM
Virginia's Freedom of Information Act lets state and local governments hide critical information from you when officials do their jobs badly. It lets them keep secret when top public servants — such as city managers and others who wield...
| Aug 15, 2014
District 1: Felicia Brunson offers fresh eyes, energy
In the Broward County School District 1 race, voters will choose between a veteran incumbent and a rising star. They should aim high and choose the latter: Felicia Brunson.
District 1 covers...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 11:05 AM
Just days after Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation allowing plans to be developed for a new headquarters for the State Board of Equalization, the state auditor warned Thursday that the state has not yet prepared a properly supported analysis...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 4:05 PM
The chief financial officer of Prince George's County public schools and his wife resigned Monday, after the Maryland Insurance Administration found that the couple committed fraud on their personal insurance.
The school system is also ordering...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 5:24 PM
I'm one of the many Angelenos who live on a street that's a mess. The concrete is cracked. Potholes pop up every few feet. The road is crumbling.
Like 25% of Los Angeles' streets, mine gets a grade of F from the Bureau of Street Services, the division...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 6:34 PM
The United States has now spent more on the reconstruction of Afghanistan than it did on the Marshall Plan that lifted Western Europe from the ruins of World War II. But it can expect far less return on its investment in the still-unstable Central Asian...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 2:17 PM
As Gov. Pat Quinn's aides sought to pump up an anti-violence program ahead of his November 2010 election bid, they decided to add to the pot $3.76 million in federal disaster recovery funds from Hurricane Ike to make loans to small businesses.