| Sep 24, 2013
| 11:03 AM
At the very top, at least, there is some profit in the nonprofit world.
The Chronicle of Philanthropy's annual executive compensation study, released Tuesday, said 34 of the top execs of some of the nation's biggest charities and foundations made $1...
| Sep 15, 2013
| 1:14 PM
Last week: A salute to State Sen. Jeremy Ring, who is championing a bill in the Florida Legislature to help career prosecutors and public defenders pay off student loans. Starting pay for such lawyers is around $40,000, but many young lawyers have law...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 11:38 AM
Fundraising raffles conducted by local government employees have become a surprising casualty of Palm Beach County’s ethics reform push.
Palm Beach County Inspector General Sheryl Steckler on Nov. 20 issued a notice warning that raffles held by...
| 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...
| Nov 10, 2013
Michael McKenna is licking his chops, looking forward to free meals on Sunday and Monday in honor of Veterans Day.
"I'm planning on going to Denny's for breakfast, Olive Garden for lunch and either Applebee's or Golden Corral for dinner," the retired...
| Dec 25, 2013
| 5:39 PM
On a wet Saturday near Griffith Park, a dozen teenage girls shovel manure, trudge through mud and try to stay warm. But soon everyone perks up because another horse-riding lesson is about to begin.
The lessons are provided by Taking the Reins, a...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 9:23 AM
Thank you, Rob Ford.
Thank you for making American politicians look so good. It’s almost as though the mayor of Toronto was planted north of the border just to make the American citizenry think to itself: “Hey, we thought our guys were...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 6:46 AM
With about 525 volunteers and more than 50 service projects, residents of Lincoln, Boyle, Garrard and Mercer counties stepped out to give back to their communities Sept. 11 for Heart of Kentucky United Way’s 20th annual Day of Action.
| Jul 18, 2013
| 11:37 AM
John A. Scott
Rear Admiral John A. Scott, U.S. Navy (ret.) passed away on Wednesday, July 10 in Irvine, California. A native of Northern Ireland, Rear Admiral Scott was born on February 7, 1920 the son of William and Lily Scott. He graduated from San...
| 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......
| Jul 19, 2013
| 3:36 PM
The Sandy Hook Support Fund imbroglio serves as a lesson no town should ever have to learn: how to handle the millions of dollars that flow in from kindhearted people after a mass tragedy.
Well-meaning local leaders are at odds with grieving families of...
| Jul 21, 2013
Walking through the halls of the Chinese American Service League, Bernarda Wong stops in front of a bulletin board and points to a picture.
"We created a class for people to learn how to get a mortgage," Wong says with pride. "It's my job to know what...