| Nov 10, 2014
| 12:02 PM
Palos Hills officials have decided to give the owners of a local nursing home a discount on permit fees to build a new facility after discovering several surrounding municipalities charge less for commercial ventures.
Nathan and Daniel Weiss, owners...
| Nov 2, 2014
| 2:30 AM
By Erinn Hutkin
Since she works with children, Cindy DeRuiter's says her days are always memorable. Her patients are sure to say or do something funny, unexpected, or heartwarming. An occupational therapist at Easter Seals Autism Therapeutic Schoolâs...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Lava from Kilauea's bubbling new vent has yet to swallow a single home or close a key thoroughfare, but the volcano has changed everything in this little town on the Big Island.
National Guard members are a 24/7 presence. Roadblocks keep disaster...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 12:41 PM
Election day on Hawaii's Big Island is more than just an eruption of democracy.
Lava from Kilauea, one of the more active volcanoes in the world, is threatening to split the small town of Pahoa in two. Members of the Hawaii National Guard, in full...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 3:17 PM
Federal prosecutors are pressing for a 10-month prison sentence for onetime congressional candidate Lisa Wilson-Foley, who they assert was so driven by entitlement and political ambition that she struck an illegal campaign deal with former Gov. John G....
| Jan 2, 2015
| 7:36 AM
HARTFORD — With sophisticated computer programs, employers have data to predict how many people will be needed for a Tuesday lunch rush if it's raining, or on a sunny Saturday afternoon at the mall in December.
The workforce analytics company...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Until last year, Norm Guivens didn't have the most favorable impression of nursing homes. Having visited various friends and relatives in these facilities, the Braintree, Mass., bridge teacher was struck mostly by the odor of soiled linens and drab...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 4:49 PM
Chris Healy, a former Republican state chairman who became embroiled in the federal investigation that led to former Gov. John G. Rowland's September conviction on campaign conspiracy charges, was named as communications and policy analyst Tuesday for the...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 3:57 PM
Licensed practical nurses at Aurora Senior Living in New Britain voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to join the union that represents nursing aides, housekeeping workers and cafeteria workers at the nursing home.
The Service Employees International Union...
| Dec 20, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Nick Telesca, a 72-year-old substitute teacher, got home from work at 5 p.m. and marched straight upstairs to his tiny North Hollywood apartment, ready to begin his second job. The woman he loves is dying, and he is trying to make her as comfortable as...
| Dec 21, 2014
| 12:11 AM
In 1999, Cedarbrook nursing home was named the best nursing home in the state. That didn't happen by accident. It was due mainly to the hardworking, dedicated staff of professionals and nurses and custodial, security and maintenance personnel. What...