| Jul 14, 2009
These are desperate days in the California statehouse.
Lawmakers are floundering as they attempt to halt a financial meltdown. Their popularity has plunged even lower than usual.
Now the 120 women and men of the California Legislature face another...
| Jun 29, 2009
Alarmed by increases in healthcare costs, policymakers and insurers have adopted a series of reforms over the years -- such as price controls and HMOs -- whose savings proved to be temporary at best. With that history in mind, some experts say that the...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 8:38 AM
Union leaders representing 28,000 Giant Food and Safeway workers reached a tentative agreement with both supermarket chains on a new labor contract, which will be presented to members Dec. 17 for a vote.
A collective bargaining agreement for Local 400...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 9:31 AM
Mariano’s isn’t expected to complete its acquisition of 11 Dominick’s locations until later this month, but it’s ready to begin stocking the stores with new employees.
The fast-growing grocery chain is hosting a series of job...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 10:38 AM
Lake Bluff residents will see their property taxes go up next year, after village officials approved an increase in the property tax levy.
The 1.91 percent increase will raise taxes $78 for homes valued at $600,000, officials said. The total increase...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 1:25 PM
Plans to build a new Mariano's grocery store in Westmont will move forward despite a recent announcement by the company that it will purchase 11 Dominick's grocery stores in the Chicago area.
"We plan on growing organically at the rate of five stores...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 9:29 PM
Mariano's, the fast-growing upscale grocery chain owned by Milwaukee-based Roundy's, will nearly double its Chicago-area presence with the deal announced Monday to buy 11 Dominick's locations.
The $36 million deal for the store leases and related assets...
| Dec 4, 2013
The story of a grocery deli clerk rising to run the entire company holds a lot of appeal. So does the tale of a former chief executive who sweeps up some of his successors' broken pieces to show them how things are supposed to work.
Leave it to Bob...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 11:13 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office on Thursday said it has formed a task force to find buyers for any Dominick’s stores left vacant after the owner Safeway pulls out of Chicago market.
Dominick’s plans to close all its stores that haven&...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 2:15 PM
Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler joined union workers picketing a Bowie Safeway Tuesday to pressure the grocery giant to concede on the health benefits that are tying up contract negotiations.
"This all about awareness," Gansler, who is...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 1:33 PM
Giant Food and Safeway workers, who are negotiating with management over a labor contract that expires Dec. 20, plan to picket Thursday outside a new Giant store in northwest Washington.
United Food and Commercial Workers Local 400, one of two UFCW...