| Aug 12, 2014
| 5:55 PM
Administrators at David Starr Jordan Middle School will move back into the school's front office in upcoming weeks after crews cracked the case of a mysterious lingering odor that didn't let up for nearly a year after the school's roof was installed.
| Aug 30, 2014
| 8:34 AM
Memories, one-liners and restroom horror stories abound regarding William and Mary's once-charming, grown-decrepit football stadium. Here's my favorite:
Enthused by his team's play several years ago, a visiting assistant coach jumped from his chair 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...
| Mar 16, 2013
| 2:52 PM
The Broward Sheriff's Office is now trying to determine how a four-story-high scissor lift fell onto a concrete dock at Port Everglades on Friday, killing two Broward County public works employees and critically injuring a third.
The two employees who...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 1:40 PM
Robert W. Cos, a crane equipment safety consultant who raised awareness in the 1980s of the unsafe car practice called "clipping," died Sunday of pancreatic cancer at Stella Maris Hospice. The longtime Canton resident was 65.
Robert William Cos, whose...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 5:50 PM
WASHINGTON — The federal agency responsible for workplace safety on Friday contemplated tighter regulation of the toxic metal beryllium, which exists in small amounts in coal slag, a product used as a blast abrasive to prepare the hulls and tanks of...
| Dec 14, 2013
| 12:52 PM
The U.S. Army has concluded that the death of a civilian diver at Aberdeen Proving Ground earlier this year was accidental, according to a report obtained by the Associated Press.
George H. Lazzaro Jr., 41, died Jan. 30 while performing routine...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 3:52 PM
Four sailors are to be court-martialed on charges stemming from the deaths of two Navy divers in the Super Pond at Aberdeen Proving Ground, a Navy spokesman said Monday.
Lt. Nathan Potter, a spokesman for the Navy's Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group 2,...