| May 30, 2014
| 3:23 PM
An internal audit of access and scheduling practices at the Department of Veterans Affairs paints a grim picture of an agency whose ambitious performance efforts were unattainable and where government schedulers faced pressures that led to inappropriate...
| May 27, 2014
| 12:50 PM
Nominated to the board of Metra, former McHenry County board member Marc Munaretto has promised to push for infrastructure improvements.
County board chairman Tina Hill appointed Munaretto over 11 other applicants, and the nomination will go before the...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 4:22 PM
The VA doesn't need more bad news. But it got some anyway in an audit released Thursday that questioned the agency's "financial stewardship" and projects it could pay $371 million in improper benefits over the next five years if it......
| Jun 17, 2014
| 5:13 AM
Wheeler Real Estate Investment Trust Inc., which develops and manages shopping centers and retail properties, named Warren D. Harris, the economic development director for Virginia Beach, to its board of directors.
He will also serve on the board's...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 1:50 PM
The Quinn administration handed out $800,000 in anti-violence money to a politically influential South Side community group even after the nonprofit filed documents with the state acknowledging it suffered from years of financial missteps, a Tribune...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 9:49 AM
Revelations that a former Catonsville doctor obtained his Maryland medical license despite having a rape conviction on his record is sparking a push for criminal background checks of physicians — a proposal that has failed and been ignored in recent...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 6:37 PM
The Wilkes-Barre veterans hospital and its related clinics, including Allentown, scored well in last week's report that examined whether veterans are waiting too long for medical care.
That doesn't mean, though, that every veteran gets seen without...
| Jun 15, 2014
| 4:00 AM
With a convulsive rumble, followed by billowing flames and exhaust, a sleek 60-foot rocket emerged from its silo at California's Vandenberg Air Force Base.
It was a test of the backbone of the nation's missile defense system. If North Korea or Iran ever...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 8:17 AM
Cuando yo regresé a vivir a los Estados Unidos en 1995, proveniente de Ecuador (nací y viví en Nueva York hasta los 12 o 13 años y luego mi familia se mudó a Ecuador) fui alumno en la secundaria Lake Brantley y terminé el grado 12 en esa escuela. Como...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 5:05 PM
WASHINGTON A bipartisan group of influential senators sent Attorney General Eric Holder a letter Tuesday urging him to launch a criminal investigation of data falsification to cover up long waiting times and other alleged problems at Department of...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 8:48 PM
The Department of Veterans Affairs medical center in Wilkes-Barre, where most Lehigh Valley veterans are directed to receive care, is not among those that will undergo further scrutiny as the VA unravels a scandal that had officials creating phony patient...