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Labor Day

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Top Labor Day Articles

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  • Residents push for Downers Grove historic district

    Residents push for Downers Grove historic district
    Some Downers Grove residents urging local officials to protect a 19th-century home on the edge of the downtown area also are pushing for creation of a historic district. Several spoke out at a recent village council meeting about the Victorian-style...
  • Forest Park gets thousands of plants — and a new life

    Forest Park gets thousands of plants — and a new life
    When European buckthorn and other nonnative invasive plants were removed from Forest Park in Lake Forest this spring, people driving along Deerpath Road or walking on the park's lawn could see Lake Michigan. The view had been obscured for many years as...
  • Last Fling wraps up summer in Naperville

    Last Fling wraps up summer in Naperville
    For nearly half a century, Naperville's Last Fling has marked the unofficial end of summer (sigh) on Labor Day Weekend. Running Aug. 29 to Sept. 1 this year, festivities take place along the Riverwalk and include free and ticketed concerts, food...
  • McDonnell trial: Former governor describes broken marriage, fun in a Ferrari

    McDonnell trial: Former governor describes broken marriage, fun in a Ferrari
    RICHMOND – Bob McDonnell took a jury to the low point of his marriage Thursday, then turned to the long trend of generosity that landed him and his wife in federal court. His second day of testimony was intensely personal, part rationlization,...
  • Islamic State recruiting women to 'have kids and cook'

    Islamic State recruiting women to 'have kids and cook'
    Months after declaring an Islamic caliphate, Islamic State, which has seized large swaths of Syria and Iraq, is seeking to address a need of any viable nation: women. In Internet posts and social media messaging, the extremist Sunni militants are...
  • Labor Secretary Perez on how to produce better-paying jobs

    Labor Secretary Perez on how to produce better-paying jobs
    At the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce this week, U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez kicked off a cross-country, pre-Labor Day tour to champion higher minimum wages, higher-wage jobs and other causes in talks with employers, workers and local leaders....
  • Treasure-hunting Sanford family strikes gold — again

    Treasure-hunting Sanford family strikes gold — again
    Holidays are a lucky time for a treasure-hunting family from Sanford. Last year on Labor Day, the Schmitts made national news when they pulled several pieces of a solid gold chain — more than 60 feet in all — from the water off the coast...
  • Rant for Lunch: Presidential vacations

    Rant for Lunch: Presidential vacations
      It's the holiday weekend, and would you believe there are still some folk out there griping because the president of the United States took a summer vacation. People, please! For the past few weeks, there was this ongoing, and plainly stupid,...
  • Thomas E. Perez: Honor Labor Day with better wages

    It used to be that you could support a family on a minimum wage salary. Today, a minimum wage worker has to make a choice every day: buy a gallon of milk for the kids, or buy a gallon of gas to get to work. The current national minimum wage, frozen at...
  • More than pictures stolen in celeb phone-hacking case [Commentary]

    More than pictures stolen in celeb phone-hacking case [Commentary]
    OK, so about the hacking of certain actresses' computer files and the posting of nude photos found therein: Can we be frank? There is, within every healthy, heterosexual man, something which, upon viewing an attractive woman clad scantily or not at...
  • Hurricanes try to keep focus on themselves, ignore unknowns as opener nears

    — The Hurricanes understand there are storylines aplenty linked to this opener. They're facing the same Louisville team that dominated them in their last game, a 36-9 dismantling in December's Russell Athletic Bowl. There's true freshman Brad...