| Dec 20, 2011
| 1:29 PM
Opponents of continuing the extension of unemployment insurance often make one of the following arguments: (1) the program is welfare for the undeserving; (2) it subsidizes leisure and is a major contributor to the high unemployment rate; or (3) the...
| Aug 29, 2011
| 3:00 AM
Wind generators or windmills are sprouting up all over the United States.
They're part of a growing move to expand the use of renewable energy sources, like wind and the sun, to produce electricity.
Examples are everywhere. Construction of a 50-megawatt...
| Aug 26, 2011
| 10:32 AM
Can Illinois make Medicaid managed care work for some of the state's sickest, most vulnerable residents -- people with serious physical and mental disabilities?
Officials are committed to trying as part of a massive overhaul of the state's $14 billion...
| Aug 31, 2011
| 3:50 PM
ATLANTA — Minutes after Tyrod Taylor threw the game-winning touchdown in last week's preseason win over the Washington Redskins, Ravens coach John Harbaugh declared that the rookie quarterback had made the team.
But the question that no one will...
| Sep 14, 2011
| 3:23 PM
Residents of La Cañada Flintridge can choose the company that hauls their trash, but in doing so, they might be choosing higher prices. Even with Athens Services and Allied Waste Services competing, and new hauler NASA soon to be offering its services...
| Jul 7, 2011
| 6:39 PM
The Maryland engineering companies that auditors referred to in a scathing report on the State Highway Administration last week denied any knowledge Thursday of improprieties in the way they were awarded contracts and insisted their dealings with the...
| Jul 16, 2011
| 2:01 PM
Stanley Fields resigned after just a year as superintendent of a suburban Cook County school district where he was put on leave, faced with firing and ultimately required to apologize to the community. Still, he walked away with a $100,000 severance...
| Jul 7, 2011
| 8:57 AM
I can't agree with your implication, or flat out statements, derogatory of Cubs manager Quade. He's probably what this team deserves. He stays positive and uses the limited talent he has to work with. I can't imagine Lou Piniella keeping his cool and...
| Jul 8, 2011
| 8:15 AM
Much attention was immediately placed on UConn's five freshmen in the preseason. Nothing unusual about that. Most people had never seen them play and the curiosity was high.
In UConn's second and final preseason game against Indiana (Pa.) one of the five...
| Jul 10, 2011
| 6:00 AM
I was appalled to learn recently how the three young children of my neighbors on Henrietta Street in Federal Hill were put at risk of lead poisoning. The law allows only contractors who are certified to remove lead-based paint. In this renovation, a...
| Jul 8, 2011
| 9:40 AM
The Rockford IceHogs, the Chicago Blackhawks' American Hockey League affiliate, will have a new head coach next season.
Bill Peters, who was the IceHogs' coach the last three seasons, signed a three-year contract Friday to be an assistant coach to Mike...