| Jun 17, 2011
| 2:08 PM
Despite decades of efforts to restore and protect the Great Lakes, dozens of old power plants still are allowed to kill hundreds of millions of fish each year by sucking in massive amounts of water to cool their equipment.
Records obtained by the Tribune...
| Jun 8, 2011
| 7:41 AM
U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) earned a lot of respect from civil libertarians several weeks ago when he emerged as this country's foremost Fourth Amendment advocate. Rand tried single-handedly to stop some of the more authoritarian aspects of the Patriot...
| Jun 8, 2011
| 4:26 PM
The Chicago Teachers Union today called on new schools chief Jean-Claude Brizard to release the full terms of his contract.
On Tuesday, Brizard told reporters that his salary was set at $250,000 in the final contract. The school board had agreed to pay...
| Jun 10, 2011
| 12:40 PM
Oh, how I wish Tracy Morgan's recent actions were merely an homage to his "30 Rock" character, Tracy Jordan.
Jordan, as last season's "30 Rock" story arc revealed, desperately wanted to dash the high expectations of critics and fans after starring in a...
| Jun 11, 2011
| 5:44 PM
The city's embattled police department receives a much higher number of complaints than similarly sized departments, a Courant review of police records reveals. Yet, Meriden rarely sustained a complaint made by a citizen while often finding cause for...
| Jun 16, 2011
In the latest sign of Hollywood's accelerated efforts to expand its presence in the fast-growing Chinese market, Warner Bros. Entertainment has announced plans to offer its movies via cable television there, the first such venture by a major studio....
| Jun 19, 2011
| 7:53 PM
The fine print in a contract between Illinois and Motorola Mobility indicates that the smartphone company can maintain a smaller workforce than the one it employs today and still qualify for more than $110 million in financial incentives designed to keep...
| Jun 19, 2011
| 6:10 PM
So far this year, 27 companies have negotiated deals to retain or create jobs in Illinois. Those companies will receive more than $230 million in incentives over the next decade, mainly through the state's Economic Development for a Growing Economy tax...
| Jun 29, 2011
| 3:58 PM
Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford said today that he is reviewing possible disciplinary action against an employee who sent an email to fellow workers giving early notice about a contribution-matching program for the Bright Start college savings program....
| Jul 2, 2011
| 9:42 AM
The names of licensed gun owners in Illinois will remain private under a measure Gov. Pat Quinn signed into law today.
The governor approved legislation to prevent Illinois State Police from releasing the names of those who hold or have applied for a...
| 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...