| 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 20, 2014
| 7:57 AM
If Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s fiscal fourth-quarter earnings were any indication, the economy could use some shaping up.
The Bentonville, Ark., giant, the largest retailer in the world, said its profit for the three-month period ended Jan. 31, plunged 21%...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 10:31 AM
A new federal report estimates that 65% of small firms will pay more for employee health insurance as a result of the federal healthcare law while the remaining 35% will see premiums drop.
Those increased healthcare costs will probably be passed on to...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 9:29 AM
The Healthcare Foundation of Highland Park recently awarded about $2.5 million in grants to community organizations, including a $50,000 grant for a Highland Park teen center that has struggled to find funding.
Nova, a nonprofit that provided...
| 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...
| 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...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 10:11 AM
For the seventh consecutive year, Kaiser Permanente ranked highest in customer satisfaction for health insurance among California policyholders, according to ratings firm J.D. Power & Associates.
But two other major rivals -- Blue Shield of California...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 2:15 PM
Twenty-eight attorneys general from 24 states, three U.S. territories and Washington, D.C. are pressuring five retailers, including Walgreen Co. and Wal-Mart Stores Inc., to follow the move by CVS Caremark Corp. and end sales of tobacco.
| 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...
| Apr 13, 2014
| 8:05 PM
State Sen. Ted Lieu (D-Torrance), who is vying for a high-profile congressional seat, picked up the endorsement Sunday of the Pacific Palisades Democratic Club.
The endorsement came after a club-sponsored forum featuring four of the 10 Democrats on...