| Sep 29, 2014
| 6:01 PM
Driving a taxi sits among the most dangerous occupations, according to federal statistics, and seems to consistently snag a spot on lists of most stressful jobs. Cab drivers work long hours while scanning the streets for potential passengers and dealing...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 11:43 AM
Workers renovating a historic firehouse on the Near North Side of Chicago were exposed to both asbestos and electrical hazards, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration said Tuesday.
One willful citation and...
| Oct 1, 2014
Condoleezza Rice knows consensus-building. Tom Osborne and Pat Haden know championship-caliber teams. Mike Tranghese knows selection-committee procedures and metrics.
In short, the College Football Playoff has assembled a stellar cast to determine the...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 2:46 PM
United Airlines, flown by the Dallas Ebola patient to the U.S., cites medical experts that there was "zero risk of transmission" on the flights.
Despite the reassurances, the Ebola case has focused attention on the procedures airlines use to keep cabins...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 12:30 PM
By Erinn Hutkin
Gregg Hillier became a stonemason almost by accident.
More than 30 years ago, while working in construction, Hillier started bringing home rocks from construction sites, hoping to use them to create a small front porch. Hillier soon...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 1:49 PM
Legal troubles mounted for the producers of "Midnight Rider" this week as railroad company CSX Transportation sued the filmmakers, claiming that they illegally filmed on its tracks where a train collided with the crew earlier this year.
CSX said in a...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 8:51 AM
DiMeo Brothers Inc., an Elk Grove Village-based sewer contractor, was cited for three alleged safety violations by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration on Tuesday. The company faces proposed fines of $44,660.
OSHA said it observed two...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 10:26 AM
A Wet 'n Wild worker is in critical condition after he was trapped under water while cleaning one of the pools at the theme park Tuesday morning, officials said.
Orlando police responded at 10:07 a.m. to the "industrial accident" at the Universal...
| Aug 17, 2014
| 2:30 AM
By Erinn Hutkin
Program director of environmental health at Illinois State University, George Byrns calls the field a "discovery major." Many students don't even know it exists, then stumble upon it and end up switching to this intriguing field....
| Aug 18, 2014
| 12:03 PM
Jay Sedrish, an executive producer and unit production manager on the controversial movie "Midnight Rider," has pleaded not guilty to charges of involuntary manslaughter and criminal trespass in the death of a 27-year-old camera assistant.
| Aug 19, 2014
| 4:13 PM
SeaWorld Entertainment has decided not to go to the U.S. Supreme Court to appeal a citation barring trainers from performing with its killer whales.
The company said in a regulatory filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission last week that it has...