| Jul 2, 2014
| 5:20 AM
MIAMI When Marcela Cash visited the Pompano Beach campus of Everest University recently, the for-profit school wooed the Fort Lauderdale woman with promises of a good new job as a medical assistant. School reps touted their job placement department, and...
| Jul 6, 2014
Greg Wasson recently celebrated his 34th year working for Walgreen Co., including the past five as its president and chief executive.
When he took the reins in February 2009, the Deerfield-based pharmacy chain had a reputation as conservative, stable...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 3:55 AM
It's Freebie Friday!
It's Friday and that means it's time for my freebie free-for-all! Check my ginormous list for freebies, savings and dining deals, including half off Starbucks Fizzio Sodas through Thursday, $10 off gas cards at Publix through Sunday...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 2:45 PM
Can moral suasion — in the absence of tougher statutory controls — help to quell the incidents of gun violence that continue to plague this country?
That's the hope of Connecticut's congressional delegation. The lawmakers are urging...
| Jul 3, 2014
— Dixon Mayor Jim Burke never knew Charles Walgreen, who grew up in this small western Illinois town and started what's now a multibillion-dollar, multinational drugstore chain.
But like others in Dixon, Burke is sure Walgreen, who died in 1939,...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 12:10 PM
Although I try to cover a variety of money-saving topics, there is always more to research, and readers often write me to ask their specific shopping questions.
Hearing from readers is one of my favorite parts of the job, and I thank those of you who...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 3:17 PM
WETHERSFIELD -- Six of the top 10 local taxpayers are suing the town for allegedly overvaluing their properties in the just-completed revaluation.
Three of the six went to court even though their assessments fell.
The six are among 24 property owners,...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 10:42 AM
Amazon.com has cracked the top 10 in Stores magazine’s annual ranking of the 100 largest U.S. retailers, a first for an online-only retailer.
With domestic sales up 27 percent between 2012 and 2013 to $44 billion, Amazon.com muscled its way from...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 8:38 PM
The following items were taken from Oak Park and River Forest police reports:
An Oak Park man walking in the alley behind the 100 block of South Scoville Avenue was jumped by four men who stole his cell phone and his wallet. The incident...
| May 26, 2014
| 1:57 PM
Memorial Day is in the rear-view mirror, but here's one more thing to remember:
American chief executives make too darn much money.
I'm not saying that you shouldn't reward a person for a job well done. But many CEOs now pull down so much more than...
| May 30, 2014
David Lazarus' framing of the CEO-worker pay gap allows us to see clearly an egregious error in thinking: How exactly does the chief executive demonstrate his worth? ("Executive pay is an insult to working families," Column, May 26)
A CEO is often...