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  • Claypool hires ex-county staffers with past ethics problems

    Claypool hires ex-county staffers with past ethics problems
    For years, Forrest Claypool railed against "the friends and family hiring practices" of Cook County Board presidents John and Todd Stroger, accusing the father and son of running a county government that was rendered bloated, costly and ineffective by...
  • Tech Q&A: New security measures added to Google Wallet

    QUESTION: If a thief stole a smartphone that makes retail store payments, could he or she make store purchases with no questions asked? (The phone uses the Google Wallet software and a Near-Field Communication, or NFC, radio link.) And is Google pushing...
  • To prevent data theft, businesses race to adopt new technology

    WASHINGTON Recent high-profile data breaches at Target and Neiman Marcus have accelerated plans by banks and retailers to implement technologies they say will prevent hackers from stealing consumers' account information. Malware installed in Neiman...
  • Kansas shooting suspect had been in witness protection, records suggest

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. The federal government appears to have shielded murder suspect F. Glenn Miller Jr. in the early 1990s as part of its witness protection program, potentially providing money for his family and causing lingering confusion over his name....
  • Gov. Quinn, let Chicago solve its pension crisis

    Gov. Quinn, let Chicago solve its pension crisis
    Step 1 of 4: Mayor Rahm Emanuel persuaded a majority of Illinois legislators to pass a bill that would let Chicago's City Hall ease the pension crisis for two endangered pension funds. Laborers and municipal workers would make future sacrifices to steer...
  • Film Review: 'The Love Punch'

    Building on the commercial proposition suggested five years ago in the late-middle-age romance "Last Chance Harvey," writer-director Joel Hopkins once again attempts to woo the more mature cinemagoer with "The Love Punch," a creaky heist-caper comedy that...
  • Traffic will still be bad without overpass

    Regarding Mike Mayo's column, "It's time to extend Sawgrass Expressway to I-95": Mr. Mayo is misinformed. When the Sawgrass was designed, it was supposed to go up to Boca Raton and cut across to connect with I-95. Politicians in Palm Beach County refused...
  • No pension cuts in�deal reached with Detroit fire, police retirees

    DETROIT A major association representing Detroit's police and fire retirees has agreed to support a deal with the City of Detroit in which uniformed pensioners would not receive cuts to their monthly pension checks. The deal revealed Tuesday afternoon by...
  • Why Illinois and Chicago pols are so frantic to raise your taxes

     Why Illinois and Chicago pols are so frantic to raise your taxes
    Feb. 8, 2011. Michael Madigan sounded the knell, his cadence solemn. The man who runs Springfield warned of a new and austere epoch. His topic was pension funds edging toward dry-hole desperation. But it easily could have been children's schooling in...
  • China will turn bear farm into refuge

    China will turn bear farm into refuge
    In what's being described as a major victory against abusive animal practices in China, a government-owned company that's bred bears for traditional medicines has agreed to convert itself into a sanctuary. Animal welfare advocates hope the agreement,...
  • Detroit reaches pension deal with retired police, firefighters

    Detroit reaches pension deal with retired police, firefighters
    Detroit, fighting its way through the largest public bankruptcy in U.S. history, has reached an agreement that preserves current pensions but cuts cost-of-living payments for retired police and firefighters. The agreement, announced Tuesday, is the...