| Oct 8, 2014
| 1:09 PM
Merrill Lynch made business page headlines this year by appointing Baltimore County native Cynthia Hutchins to the newly created post of director of financial gerontology.
Ms. Hutchins is charged with teaching the company's nearly 14,000 financial...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 8:49 PM
Seventeen years ago, Oregon became the first of five states to offer what became known as death with dignity. Now a renewed effort is underway to add California to the list.
Past attempts have failed here, but Compassion & Choices, the nonprofit...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 4:50 PM
A long debate over what the state should do with a 32-acre former tuberculosis sanatorium on the shore of Long Island Sound ended Tuesday with Gov. Dannel Malloy's announcement that the "Seaside" property will become a state park.
Malloy said the...
| Oct 11, 2014
| 2:00 PM
There's little room for surprises in James Collins' monthly scramble to manage rent, bills, debts and gas.
The $250 repair bill for his fiancee's engagement ring didn't fit the budget. So he asked the jeweler if he could add the repair cost to his one-...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 1:13 PM
Two local nursing homes are accused of subjecting patients to "medically unnecessary" and unreasonable rehabilitation services in order to boost Medicare reimbursements as part of a $38 million False Claims Act settlement announced Friday by the U.S....
| Oct 10, 2014
| 12:30 PM
By Erinn Hutkin
For 25 years, pharmacy technician John Gargas has worked as a purchasing officer for the University of Illinois at Chicago Hospital and Health Sciences System.
Gargas' job requires him to order drugs, vaccines, chemicals and...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 6:44 PM
A judge today abruptly declared a mistrial in the case of a man accused of sexually assaulting a 92-year-old woman at a Crystal Lake nursing home where he worked.
Both sides had given their opening statements and the first witness had testified when the...
| Jul 24, 2014
| 3:39 PM
A missing 63-year-old man who left a Palatine nursing home yesterday and was last seen at the airport has been found in Santa Monica, Calif., according to authorities.
"Leon Joffe has no known connection to California, so it is not known why he...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 2:31 PM
An attorney representing the 94-year-old former Winnetka teacher and scout leader charged with sex crimes against children that allegedly took place decades ago said today that extraditing his client to Wyoming would be akin to “a death sentence.&...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 10:26 AM
The following items were taken from Park Ridge police reports:
A Niles woman was charged with DUI, having no valid insurance and disobeying a red light July 8 on the 1500 block of W. Touhy Ave.
A Chicago man was charged with driving with no insurance,...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 10:23 AM
The following information was taken from Hinsdale police reports:
A 32-year-old Schaumburg man was charged with disorderly conduct June 14 after he made disturbing and alarming statements and acted in a disturbing manner to a nurse and police officers...