| Oct 28, 2013
| 5:31 PM
A day before Los Angeles schools chief John Deasy meets with the Board of Education to discuss his performance and his future with the district, board member Steve Zimmer indicated that Deasy has the backing of most of his colleagues to remain as...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 6:18 PM
When John Deasy took the helm of Los Angeles Unified in 2011, he was backed by the school board, mayor and civic leaders in a bid to transform the nation's second-largest school district with bold measures to improve student performance.
| Oct 21, 2013
| 8:01 PM
Donations to the 400 charities in the U.S. that raise the most money are slowing in 2013 after climbing 4% the year before, according to a report released Monday by the Chronicle of Philanthropy.
The slowdown in post-recession philanthropy comes despite...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 6:22 PM
Access to affordable, quality health care for poor Americans varies dramatically among states — with Florida ranking among the nation's worst, according to a new study released today.
The report from the nonprofit Commonwealth Fund found a...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 6:05 AM
Donations to the 400 charities in the U.S. that raise the most money are slowing in 2013 after climbing 4% the year before, according to a new report released this morning by the Chronicle of Philanthropy.
The slowdown in post-recession philanthropy...
| Oct 20, 2013
Heath Johnson is the 2013 United Way campaign co-chair.
Welcome to the 2013 United Way Campaign! My name is Heath Johnson and I and my wife, Stacy, are this year's campaign co-chairs.
When my wife and I returned to my hometown of Aberdeen more...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Bryan Smith's lengthy profile of Sun-Times chairman Michael Ferro tells the story that had a lot of us buzzing last year: Another major flap involved the Sun-Times’ November 2012 obituary of David Speer, CEO of Illinois Tool Works (the company......
| Oct 15, 2013
| 7:18 AM
Dale Sven Hanson passed away on Sept. 29, 2013, from surgical complications. He would have been 75 years old on Nov. 10.
With Dale when he died were his devoted wife, Elizabeth (Libby) Dickinson, and his son, Dr. Tim Hanson. Dale was a resident of...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 8:47 PM
A warning from the Sedgwick County District Attorney's Office about several scams that have been going on since the enrollment for the Affordable Care Act began.
The latest scams can be found on the Federal Trade Commission's website www.ftc.gov. That...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 3:54 PM
About 12,000 people gathered in downtown Los Angeles early Saturday to participate in United Way's seventh annual HomeWalk to raise money to aid the county's increasing homeless population.
For the third straight year, Lakers star Kobe Bryant served...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 4:07 PM
Some 69 Shepherdstown Elementary School fifth-graders paraded through downtown Tuesday, pushing a wheelbarrow and carrying rakes, shovels and small garden tools on their way to clean up Rumsey Monument and Cullison Park.
The students were among more...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Now that a big part of the Affordable Care Act (aka ACA, aka Obamacare) has gone into effect, there's an unfortunate development -- a new crop of scams that fraudsters have come up with in order to secure unauthorized use of your personal information. You...