| Dec 13, 2011
| 1:43 PM
Two months after outsourcing the student bookstore, Glendale Community College officials are turning their attention to another money-losing operation on campus — the cafeteria.
During a presentation to college trustees on Monday, Ron Nakasone,...
| Dec 19, 2011
| 12:51 PM
The Emerging Technology Center, Baltimore's main incubator for technology firms, is hopping onto the latest trend in cultivating startups by launching its own accelerator program.
Modeled after similar programs across the country, the ETC's "Accelerate...
| Dec 24, 2011
| 4:09 PM
The next time you go to your kitchen faucet for a drink, think about who owns that water.
Because for every expert who says it belongs to you, others counter you merely have Florida's permission to use it, and you pay only for having water sanitized...
| Jun 11, 2011
| 8:02 PM
When former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger first took office he promised to address the out-of-control worker's compensation system, and he did.
Unfortunately, after making progress on about 15% of the difficulties — the ones that were the easiest...
| Jun 19, 2011
| 11:23 AM
With the roar of traffic soaring overhead on the Chicago Skyway, Little Village community activist Raul Montes, Jr. stood with Chicago business owners and residents to call on Mayor Rahm Emanuel Sunday to end the city's lease of the tollway.
| Jun 20, 2011
| 9:14 AM
Republican Mark Kirk today unveiled a plan designed to make it easier for governments to lease public transportation assets or enter into partnerships with private companies to build them.
In presenting the details of his--which runs counter to...
| Jun 30, 2011
| 12:44 PM
The Greek parliament approved a $113 billion austerity package that had been demanded by the European Union and the International Monetary Fund as a condition for receiving a $17 billion installment of the $160 billion "bailout" package negotiated last...
| Jul 5, 2011
For seven years Monica Behnke has lived in Winchester House, one of the few government-run nursing homes left in Illinois. Its operations are mostly funded by Medicaid, with the taxpayers of Lake County making up the difference.
Behnke, 79, a former...
| Jul 9, 2011
| 4:20 PM
I read with disdain former O.C. Fair Chief Executive-turned-Facilities Management West spokeswoman Becky Bailey-Findley's piece, "FMW had big plans for Fourth at the Fairgrounds" (Forum, July 5).
The irony of that piece being printed on the same day...
| Jul 14, 2011
| 9:00 AM
Recent stories in The Sun regarding contracting out by the State Highway Administration provide some important warnings to those who recommend the privatization of state services. Advocates of privatizing state services are quick to suggest that such...
| Jul 15, 2011
| 12:46 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel said today he will send layoff notices to up to 625 city employees as he tries to close a hole in the budget he inherited.
Custodians, call center operators at the city's water department and seasonal workers at the Department of...