| Jan 22, 2014
| 4:15 AM
Relatives of Chicago-area native and former SeaWorld trainer Dawn Brancheau have weighed in on "Blackfish," issuing a statement that distances the family from the controversial documentary about the treatment of killer whales in captivity.
| Jan 21, 2014
| 3:48 PM
Investigators returned to an Omaha animal feed plant Tuesday searching for a second body and investigating the cause of the blaze and partial building collapse that killed two and injured at least 10 employees.
[Updated 3:36 p.m.: Authorities...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 2:30 PM
A state nurses union has reached a settlement with Maryville Academy's Behavioral Health Hospital in Des Plaines over an unfair labor practice complaint, union representatives announced recently.
In August of last year, the Illinois Nurses Association...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 4:57 PM
The federal government's workplace safety watchdog has found "serious" violations in the January death of a civilian diver in the underwater testing facility at Aberdeen Proving Ground.
The findings issued by the Occupational Safety and Health...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 10:00 AM
So you think classical music is purely a rarefied pursuit, where what matter are creativity, spirit and soul? The musician's body does not agree.
Not midway through a high-powered symphony. Not sitting near the crashing cymbals in Tchaikovsky's 1812...
| Aug 3, 2013
| 7:34 PM
About 25 people protested outside a railyard on Chicago’s Near West Side as part of a labor action under way at a small Bedford Park-based locomotive service company.
Workers at Mobile Rail Solutions walked off the job Wednesday after three...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 2:49 PM
Charter pilot Martin Campanella said he thought he was doing the right thing when he refused to fly a plane he believed was unsafe.
The Forest Hill resident said he was fired after he made an emergency landing with several passengers aboard a 10-seat...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 12:14 PM
The state agency overseeing workplace safety has opened an investigation into an adult-film studio over a shoot involving an actress who last week tested positive for HIV.
Cal/OSHA opened the investigation Thursday into San Francisco-based Kink Studios,...
| Sep 10, 2013
Whatever the size and shape, all ladders come with a duty rating — the maximum weight each is designed to carry. Most household ladders are Type 3, rated up to 200 pounds. Heavier-duty Type 2 units are rated to 225 pounds. Higher ratings include...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 7:35 PM
A worker has died after becoming trapped underneath a pavement recycling machine in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side, officials said.
The accident occurred around 12:45 p.m. in the 6200 block of South May Street, according to Police News...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 4:40 PM
Gustavo Briceno woke up Wednesday morning feeling something bad was about to happen, according to his family.
That night, Briceno was doing maintenance in a sewer when heavy rains sent a surge of water down the pipe where he was working and swept him...