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  • Illinois hospital oversight limited

    Illinois hospital oversight limited
    Gregory Jones had been at Jackson Park Hospital and Medical Center less than an hour when he turned a sheet into a noose and committed suicide. His body hung from the door of an observation room for 14 minutes before anyone cut him down. "I don't want...
  • Joyce Carol Oates at Tribune's Author Talks

    Joyce Carol Oates at Tribune's Author Talks
    The universally acclaimed Joyce Carol Oates returns to Chicago on the heels of "A Widow's Story" (Harper Collins, publication date: Feb. 15). The author's poignant, intimate memoir about the unexpected death of Raymond Smith, her husband of forty-six...
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  • New U.S. census numbers herald a greater Latino presence in the Chicago area

    New U.S. census numbers herald a greater Latino presence in the Chicago area
    New U.S. census figures herald a future where Spanish is more likely to be heard inside classrooms and everything from politics to fashion and food will be executed with a Latin flair. After a steady increase of Latinos in the area due to births and...
  • Union leader Tim Foley resigns after criticism of inflated city pension

    Union leader Tim Foley resigns after criticism of inflated city pension
    The head of one of the largest labor unions in Chicago resigned Monday in the wake of reports that he had been receiving a six-figure city pension while participating in a second pension plan from his local union, in violation of state law. Tim Foley,...
  • Channahon mayor charged with failing to file federal taxes

    Channahon mayor charged with failing to file federal taxes
    Federal authorities on Tuesday charged the recently re-elected mayor of far southwest suburban Channahon with failing to file four years of federal tax returns. Joseph Cook, 45, allegedly failed to report more than $250,000 of income from 2005 to 2008,...
  • Ask Tom why: What is the possibility of a hurricane hitting Illinois?

    Dear Tom, What is the possibility of a hurricane hitting Illinois? —Mark Aguirre, Markham Dear Mark, Even though Illinois' midcontinent location far from the ocean precludes it from being hit by a full-fledged hurricane, remnants of hurricanes...
  • State tourism offices

    States and many U.S. territories have tourism offices to help visitors. When requesting travel literature, be as specific as possible. Alabama: Alabama Tourism Department, 401 Adams Ave., Suite 126, P.O. Box 4927, Montgomery, AL 36103; (800) 252-2262...
  • High DCFS caseloads raise red flags

    High DCFS caseloads raise red flags
    Fred Pennix recently drove into Chicago's crime-ridden Englewood neighborhood to check on two of the nearly 40 families under his watch as a state child-protection investigator. It was a holiday but, worried about the children's safety, he was going to...
  • Officials hope Pace buses on I-55 shoulders will double ridership

    Officials hope Pace buses on I-55 shoulders will double ridership
    Pace hopes by spring to have twice as many riders commuting on express buses that use the newly widened shoulders of the Stevenson Expressway to maneuver around traffic jams. Gov. Pat Quinn, transportation officials and legislators hailed the start of...
  • Illinois sues Heart Check America over body scan sales

    Illinois sues Heart Check America over body scan sales
    In scores of consumer complaints, Heart Check America clients have accused the company of using pressure sales tactics inappropriate for a health care firm as it markets long-term medical imaging contracts costing thousands of dollars. The Tinley Park-...