| Oct 3, 2013
| 6:42 PM
Q: Your recent column on local police being prohibited from using radar for speed monitoring was interesting and brought another aspect of that subject to mind. Years ago an area woman established a scholarship fund for children of state police in...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 5:57 AM
Every do-it-yourselfer has limits, shining on one job, struggling with another. For some, climbing a ladder to clean the gutters is fine, but a few steps farther onto the roof to fix shingles is too far. No one do-or-don't guideline fits all. But there is...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 5:53 AM
Professional carpenters usually show up with at least one helper. Do-it-yourselfers usually go it alone. It would be handy to have another pair of hands — to read the level while you shim the door, to hold one end of the drywall while you screw...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 12:21 PM
SANTA BARBARA -- Eik Kahng, curator at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, believes she has identified a previously unknown painting by Eugène Delacroix (1798-1863). Given the stature of the French Romantic innovator, that's no small thing.
| Jan 31, 2014
| 5:32 PM
State regulators cited a Bay Area-based adult film company over workplace safety violations, assessing fines of more than $78,000.
Cal-OSHA opened an investigation into San Francisco-based Kink Studios, which runs a network of sites, in August, in...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 6:30 PM
The sheriff's office of Wayne County, Ga., released an incident report that suggests the production company did not have permission from CSX to shoot a scene on a train trestle and in fact may have been denied such clearance.
In the incident report,...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 7:17 PM
The union representing cinematographers and camera operators said it was working with government agencies investigating the death last week of a camera assistant working on a movie in Georgia.
Sarah Jones, 27, was struck and killed by a freight train...