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  • Hammond woman to plead guilty in identity theft case

    Hammond woman to plead guilty in identity theft case
    A Hammond woman has decided to plead guilty in an identity theft case that targeted patients at an Illinois medical clinic. According to a notice filed by her attorney Friday in the U.S. District Court in Hammond, Alexis Young has not reached a plea...
  • Seniors on the Go: Tune-up your plastic for summer

    Seniors on the Go: Tune-up your plastic for summer
    If you're traveling anywhere this summer, you'll almost surely use plastic -- credit and debit cards -- to pay for a lot of your trip. You'll likely use a credit card to buy airline tickets, rail tickets, hotel or resort accommodations, a cruise, a tour...
  • Chicago, awakening from its stupor, now chooses its crisis manager

    Chicago, awakening from its stupor, now chooses its crisis manager
    The clues were plain to see in the fading years of Mayor Richard M. Daley's regime. News reports, pension analysts and credit rating agencies warned of exploding city debts, reckless future obligations, even supposed "rainy day" money from privatization...
  • End drug crime by banning cash

    End drug crime by banning cash
    I would like to make some comments on the "streets" as they are today ("Enablers of 'bad guys with guns' hard to trace," April 1). First and foremost, there is only one medium of exchange on the black market or underground economy and that would be cash,...
  • Abandoned Dresden Drive apartment complex in Newport News could be demolished, rebuilt

    Abandoned Dresden Drive apartment complex in Newport News could be demolished, rebuilt
    An abandoned apartment complex that's been a headache for the Ivy Farms neighborhood for more than a decade will likely be demolished soon, and may be rebuilt. The city has issued a notice to demolish the Dresden Drive complex, formerly named Vista...
  • Fracking moratorium passes Senate

    Fracking moratorium passes Senate
    The natural gas extraction method known as "fracking" would be banned in Maryland until October 2017 under legislation approved Monday night by the Maryland Senate. By a 45-2 vote, senators sent the measure to the House, which has passed a version of...
  • Legislative Committee Eliminates Charter Moratorium From Bill

    Legislative Committee Eliminates Charter Moratorium From Bill
    Before voting Friday on a bill aimed at strengthening the regulation of charter schools, the legislature's education committee cut out a controversial proposal that would have placed a two-year moratorium on new charter schools. "I was persuaded that...
  • Baltimore County councilman wants building ban in Honeygo until school projects are set

    Baltimore County councilman wants building ban in Honeygo until school projects are set
    A Baltimore County councilman is proposing a moratorium on new housing in part of Perry Hall until the county pays for a number of projects, including building an elementary school and designating land for a new high school. Councilman David Marks, a...
  • Personal finance Q&A: Can an ex get Social Security spousal benefits?

    Personal finance Q&A: Can an ex get Social Security spousal benefits?
    Dear Liz: Can my 63-year-old ex-husband, who was a slacker who never worked, collect on my Social Security? I am 59 and happily remarried. He hasn't remarried. We were married for 25 years before I left him. Answer: Since you were married for more...
  • Time to pay Obamacare fines — $172 on average

    Time to pay Obamacare fines — $172 on average
    Cathy Cortijo's work as an Affordable Care Act navigator wasn't over at the end of the open enrollment period in February. That's because the Obama administration extended the enrollment deadline for anyone hit with the penalty for not having...
  • Hairdresser accused of racking up more than $6,000 on elderly client's credit card

    Hairdresser accused of racking up more than $6,000 on elderly client's credit card
    An Elgin hairdresser was ordered held on $200,000 bond Saturday after she was accused of using her elderly client's Discover card to rack up more than $6,000 in fraudulent charges. Jenifer Perik, 42, of the 300 block of Gladstone Lane, was charged...