| May 20, 2013
The Dorchester Senior Center in the south suburbs has a steady stream of visitors: attentive relatives, busy repairmen and, lately, inquisitive federal investigators.
The five-story, village-owned building that looks out over a dreary interstate has...
| Nov 19, 2012
| 1:25 PM
There may be hope for Twinkies after all: Hostess Brands Inc. and its striking union agreed to a mediation that will forestall the company’s planned liquidation for the time being.
At a bankruptcy court hearing Monday in New York, 82-year-old...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 7:23 AM
NASA's space shuttle Atlantis descended back to Earth from it's final mission to the International Space Station last week, bringing the 30-year government-run shuttle program to an end.
NASA and the government will now rely upon private industry to...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 12:43 PM
The state of California will be able to collect tens of millions of dollars from insurance companies for cleanup of the Stringfellow Acid Pits hazardous waste site, the California Supreme Court ruled....
| Jul 25, 2013
| 2:30 AM
How many years are we away from a national apology over slavery?
Wait, scratch that word, "apology." Too late, not possible. The scope of the wrong was too great. Make that a national atonement -- an owning up to the crime, a pause in the collective...
| Oct 22, 2012
| 6:38 PM
The Baltimore Civic Center opened on Oct. 23, 1962, with the hometown debut of the Baltimore Clippers hockey team. This week, it celebrates the beginning of its 50th year with nine performances of "Disney on Ice."
In between, the arena has hosted the...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 4:14 PM
SS&C Technologies Holdings Inc. of Windsor more than doubled its operating income for the three-month period ending June 30 compared with the same period last year.
Net income was $26.1 million, or 32 cents per share, for the second quarter compared...
| Feb 13, 2013
President Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday, the first of his second term, won't be long remembered. It didn't offer much in the way of new ideas. It was short on memorable lines — except, perhaps, his demand for congressional action on gun...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 3:48 PM
U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer of New York is accusing Allstate, Liberty Mutual and State Farm of dropping insurance coverage for some Long Island homeowners since storm Sandy hit last fall.
At least one of those insurers, however, say they have not pulled...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 5:49 PM
Chicago labor and community groups on Monday called on the Chicago Transit Authority to require bidders on future rail car manufacturing contracts to submit detailed plans for creating local jobs.
In a letter to CTA president Forrest Claypool, leaders...
| Feb 5, 2013
| 1:04 PM
Oh man, if the insurance companies get in on the act, that'll be the end of the gun culture in America as we know it which, of course, is what we rational, unarmed citizens want.
The insurance companies are worse than the feds. Every insurance policy is...