| Oct 19, 2014
| 4:16 PM
Instruction at La Grange Area Head Start usually begins in September, but due to difficulties securing funding, dozens of low-income children have yet to attend any school this year.
The Community and Economic Development Association of Cook County, one...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 7:23 PM
A week after a developer broke ground on a scaled-back version of Irvine's long-planned Orange County Great Park, a bitter fight over the site renewed this week as city-hired auditors and Councilman Larry Agran leveled dueling allegations of misconduct....
| Oct 15, 2014
| 2:43 PM
Ted Leonsis, the former senior AOL executive-turned-sports-team-owner/tech investor/dabbler in whatever interests him, sat down with his coffee Wednesday in the Argo Tea on the first floor of Tribune Tower and told me the building is haunted.
Oh no, not...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 3:51 PM
Los Angeles County supervisors filled one of several high-profile administrative vacancies Tuesday with the appointment of a new auditor-controller.
They selected John Naimo, who has served as acting auditor-controller since Wendy Watanabe retired in...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 4:35 PM
Two University of Texas athletic department officials have been disciplined after an internal audit revealed the department's top academic adviser oversaw purchases worth $28,727 over 16 years from her own antique store.
The report, obtained by the...
| 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...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 3:27 AM
Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn spent nearly $5 million on special job training grants as part of a sweeping anti-violence program he quickly launched during his 2010 campaign, but about a third of the community groups that received money had to give some of it...
| 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...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Fall is here but across the south, it’s still plenty hot outside and sometimes in. Since it doesn’t take much of a thermostat tweak to send your energy bills soaring, the question is: how can I best manage my cooling costs without...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 5:26 PM
Corona del Mar High School teachers were involved in an audit of 52,000 grades in February, Newport-Mesa Unified School District spokeswoman Laura Boss said Wednesday.
The clarification came after confusion over whether the scrutiny was conducted or...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 5:49 AM
For months, Gov. Pat Quinn has defended a $54.5 million grant program he launched shortly before the 2010 election as a way to address street violence in Chicago and dismissed Republican criticism that it amounted to a political slush fund.
But as a...