| Apr 8, 2014
| 9:57 AM
Park Ridge aldermen on Monday upheld Mayor David Schmidt's veto of a new labor agreement that would have shifted some health insurance costs from the city to the employees' union and settled mutual "unfair labor practice" allegations.
Their 5-2 vote...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 9:11 PM
Park Ridge Mayor David Schmidt vetoed a new labor agreement that would have shifted some health insurance costs from the city to the employees' union, triggering an automatic vote on March 19 to sustain or override him.
Aldermen had approved that deal...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 9:06 PM
U.S. hospitals are making major strides at clamping down on early deliveries of babies and instead letting Mother Nature take its course in response to growing pressure from employers, government officials and patient-safety advocates.
| Mar 13, 2014
| 1:35 PM
Park Ridge residents give their city high marks for being a safe place, but many say they still feel the recent recession's ill effects and several report they don't know where to turn for help with human services.
Those are among the results of the...
| Mar 6, 2014
Letters to the editor from Orland Park.
I'm lucky enough to be a student on a full-ride scholarship to Northwestern University, thanks to unfortunate and unwanted circumstances. My father experienced a sudden fatal heart attack in...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 12:29 PM
A low-cost pet health clinic will help take the bite out of expensive, but necessary, pet blood tests and vaccinations.
The Interlocking Shetland Sheepdog Club of Monee is hosting the all-breed health clinic for the third year in conjunction with a...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 1:49 PM
The Northbrook Park District may be a step closer to creating a long-discussed community recreation center, which could happen with the potential multimillion-dollar purchase of another health club in town.
The park district's Board of Commissioners...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 3:37 PM
A decision by Naperville District 203 on whether to collect $3.1 million in authorized taxes awaits a set of better numbers.
The school board held off consideration of a 2013 debt service tax levy abatement at last week's board meeting. Board members...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 1:43 PM
Lake Zurich residents may pay more for utilities next year if trustees vote to add a utility tax to help close a $1.6 million budget deficit.
The 5 percent tax on gas and electricity would produce an additional $1.2 million in revenue and cost the...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 11:19 AM
Covered California signed up more than 200,000 consumers for Obamacare coverage after extending its enrollment deadline by two weeks, bringing the statewide total to nearly 1.4 million people.
The health insurance exchange gave people until Tuesday to...
| May 20, 2014
| 7:00 AM
The big-spending conservative group American Crossroads and its nonprofit arm launched a new offensive Tuesday in the 2014 campaign for control of the U.S. Senate with an ad targeting North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan and her support of the Affordable Care...