| Jul 14, 2014
| 8:04 PM
Slow but steady population declines continue in Monroe and Pike counties, according to recent U.S. Census Bureau estimates.
The population of Pike County has gotten older while Monroe County remains one of the most ethnically and racially diverse...
| Jul 13, 2014
| 8:18 PM
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — After 19 years working as a cook at Atlantic City's Showboat Casino, Dave Rose is counting the weeks until he and about 2,000 fellow workers lose their jobs when the casino is shuttered at the end of the summer.
| Jul 13, 2014
| 8:23 PM
On June 29, time eroded another piece of Cindy Moser's past.
It wasn't a big piece. The church where she'd been baptized was merging with another and dropping the name "Slovak." That word no longer carried the same weight as it did when Moser, 56, was a...
| Jul 20, 2014
| 6:42 PM
Few places in Illinois vote more reliably Republican than Iroquois County, home to 1,120 square miles of mostly corn and soybean fields, 28,982 residents and, according to state records, 218 distinct units of government — one for every 133...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 5:20 AM
WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court's recent ruling in a case brought by home health care aides in Illinois casts doubt on labor agreements between such workers and state governments in nine other states.
It also closes off or at least complicates one of...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 9:32 AM
Longtime Ald. Edward Burke announced today that he will undergo surgery for prostate cancer on Thursday.
The 70-year-old Southwest Side alderman addressed his health at an unrelated City Hall news conference.
"When I scheduled this, I did not believe...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 9:05 AM
That the Hispanic population in the Lehigh Valley is growing is hardly news. Every year, U.S. Census numbers show the rise, and new Hispanic and Latino-owned businesses in downtown Allentown seem to open daily.
But in 2013, the area crossed a threshold....
| Jul 9, 2014
| 10:06 AM
The working population is heading toward retirement like lemmings to the edge of the cliff — about 10,000 Americans turn 65 every day.
And although that age is no longer the hard and fast stop date it was in the past, it is certainly a watershed...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 6:59 PM
Orange County now ranks as the third-largest Asian American population nationwide, with nearly 600,000 Asian Americans living in a county once defined by its dominantly white communities, a study to be released Tuesday shows.
In a boom decade running...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 7:31 AM
TALLAHASSEE — As Gov. Rick Scott tours the state this week honoring military veterans, he is honoring a bloc of voters that could help in his difficult re-election fight.
Scott, who served in the Navy, created the Governor's Veterans Service Award...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 9:25 AM
In his latest column, Scott Maxwell writes that ridesharing service Uber is looking to 'change the rules' for the local taxi industry. One of those requirements is that the taxicabs serve the public, not just tourists.
The U.S. Census Bureau collects...