| Oct 27, 2011
SPRINGFIELD — State lawmakers on Wednesday advanced reform legislation aimed at thwarting lucrative pension abuses by some labor leaders.
Inspired by disclosures in Tribune/WGN-TV investigations, a key provision aims to end the practice of labor...
| Oct 20, 2011
— First lady Michelle Obama's office released details Wednesday night of her planned visit to Chicago on Tuesday, including two stops related to efforts to conquer the country's "food deserts," which are areas lacking access to nutritious food.
| Oct 19, 2011
| 2:42 PM
There’s a new report out by the New York Civil Liberties Union warning that police in that state are “consistently misusing and overusing Tasers.”
An NYCLU official said the organization’s study “shows that police officers...
| Oct 18, 2011
| 2:35 PM
Seven months after Connecticut Citizens Action Group kicked off a statewide campaign against the nation's largest financial institution, Bank of America announced it would open a Customer Assistance Center to help struggling homeowners.
In May, the...
| Oct 4, 2011
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.
| Sep 23, 2011
| 1:05 AM
Antique collectors who do research know that important companies grow from small companies with very talented founders who solved both personal and business problems. It is well known that Josiah Wedgwood, the 18th-century potter, was refused a job in the...
| Sep 17, 2011
| 6:13 PM
Gen. Nathaniel Lyon died at the right time.
Raised in eastern Connecticut, the 43-year-old West Point graduate was killed while commanding the Union forces at the Battle of Wilson's Creek near Springfield, Mo., on Aug. 10, 1861.
He became the first...
| Sep 15, 2011
Connecticut PRIDE Rally and Festival, Sept. 17-18, Bushnell Park, Hartford and Up or On the Rocks, 50 Union Place, Hartford, (860) 247-6257, connecticutpride.org.
Up or On the Rocks, one of Hartford's most popular nightclubs, compliments Saturday's...
| Sep 9, 2011
| 12:53 PM
PennDOT advises motorists many state roads are closed in South Central Pennsylvania because of flooding.
Due to extreme flooding over the eastern third of Pennsylvania, PennDOT and the PA Turnpike Commission urge motorists to avoid all travel in this...
| Sep 8, 2011
| 7:39 PM
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) advises motorists many state roads are closed in Southcentral Pennsylvania because of flooding.
Due to extreme flooding over the eastern third of Pennsylvania, PennDOT and the PA Turnpike...
| Sep 8, 2011
| 3:54 AM
Residents in the Shipoke neighborhood in the City of Harrisburg will be ordered to evacuate this morning, awaiting exact time from the City of Harrisburg. Flood Prone Areas include any community near streams, tributaries, low lying areas and areas...