| Feb 27, 2014
| 2:15 PM
SACRAMENTO — Joseph A. Dear, the chief investment officer who helped guide California's and the country's largest public pension fund out of the Great Recession, has died. He was 62.
Dear died Wednesday in Sacramento after battling prostate cancer...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 5:08 PM
A construction worker installing a roof on a home in Huntley fell and suffered a head wound this morning but has since been released from the hospital.
Huntley Fire Chief Ken Caudle said emergency crews were dispatched to the home in the Talamore...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 11:55 AM
The parents of a disabled Bolingbrook High School student filed a lawsuit against Valley View School District 365U and three staff members last week, alleging that the staffers forced the wheelchair-using student to mop up blood in a bathroom and that one...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 4:09 PM
Federal regulators have launched an investigation into a weekend accident at a snowboarding park in which a 17-year-old employee suffered a serious arm injury, the workplace agency said today.
First-responders from several agencies spent about an hour...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 12:26 PM
Weeks after settling an unfair labor practice complaint, nurses at Maryville Academy's Behavior Health Hospital have authorized a strike against the Des Plaines hospital, the union said.
The Illinois Nurses Association, which represents 24 nurses who...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 4:05 PM
Maryville Academy plans to seek the state's permission to close its Behavioral Health Hospital in Des Plaines, officials announced Thursday.
The announcement comes amid contentious negotiations and a recently concluded five-day strike by members of a...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 9:48 AM
In an effort to be trendy and to tap into a market that appears ripe for the picking, toy companies are newly trying to attract a female audience to building toys, blocks and gears that can be put together to make buildings and inventions. Ostensibly, the...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 6:20 PM
The film crew walked out on the old railroad trestle high above Georgia's Altamaha River, then placed a metal-frame bed on the tracks for actor William Hurt.
The plan called for Hurt to lie on the bed in a dream sequence for the film "Midnight Rider,"...
| Mar 25, 2014
Re "Spotlight on film safety," March 22
The father of Sarah Jones, who was killed last month after being struck by a train during a film shoot in Georgia, told me he prays that his daughter's death will not be in vain. He said no film or TV show is...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 2:30 PM
More than a month after the fatal accident on the set of "Midnight Rider," a key question for the homicide investigation is whether the production had been granted permission to film on the Georgia railroad tracks and trestle where camera assistant...