| Sep 16, 2014
| 6:54 PM
Virginia, Ohio, Wisconsin and Wyoming might have economic differences, but senators from these four states see a common problem that could choke off any recovery: a lack of workers in the skilled trades.
In Virginia, the challenge is evident in...
| 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...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 3:57 PM
A demolition crew member who was killed in a Thursday night worksite accident in Vernon Hills has been identified as 25-year-old Patrick O’Reilly, who grew up in southwest suburban Palos Park.
O’Reilly, who was a graduate of Stagg High...
| May 16, 2013
| 5:12 PM
A man working at a construction site on the Northwestern University campus in Evanston who died after he was struck by a beam that fell from six stories up this morning has been identified.
The beam was knocked loose by a construction crane and struck...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 6:37 AM
The NFL’s web site highlighted Jon Bostic’s hit on San Diego wide receiver Mike Willie as “spectacular.’’
Then the NFL fined the Bears rookie $21,000 for the hit.
You know, business as usual.
The NFL’s web site...
| Jun 15, 2013
| 5:19 PM
State and federal investigators in Louisiana are working to uncover what caused fatal blasts at two different chemical plants in the span of two days.
The second explosion took place Friday night at the CF Industries plant in Donaldsonville, a small...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 11:58 AM
State officials are investigating the death of an Ontario dairy worker crushed while moving cattle over the weekend.
Winston Perez, 28, suffered severe internal injuries after he was "crushed between a gate and the fence by the cows" about 5 a.m....
| Jun 18, 2013
| 1:33 PM
The family of a Colorado woman who was killed during filming of a reality TV pilot for Discovery Channel has sued the producers and Discovery Communications for negligence.
Plaintiff Mel Bernstein and his daughter have filed a lawsuit in the U.S....
| Jun 25, 2013
| 9:45 AM
Letter writer and former Internal Revenue Service employee Paul Streckfus has an insider's perspective and abundant knowledge ("Ehrlich wrong about IRS," June 23). He should have told The Sun's readers much more.
Mr. Streckfus reveals he is able to...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 7:52 AM
An Ojai city fireworks show was stopped soon after it began when a pyrotechnic operator was injured, officials said.
A pyrotechnic "prematurely went off and seriously injured one of the operators," according to notes on the incident, said Cpt. Dave...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 8:24 AM
Barbecue grills and lawn chairs littered a cordoned-off Simi Valley park Friday morning, left behind after onlookers fled a major malfunction at a fireworks show the night before.
At least 28 people gathered at Rancho Santa Susana Community Park were...