| Mar 19, 2009
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| Sep 17, 2010
| 4:05 AM
Lax pension rules are costing suburban taxpayers millions of dollars by allowing job perks and hefty pay hikes to inflate retirement checks for local leaders, the Tribune has found.
In Glencoe, a free Jeep, bonuses and other perks to an outgoing parks...
| Dec 19, 2008
SPRINGFIELD — Lawmakers turned away from the federal corruption charges against Gov. Rod Blagojevich and focused Thursday on other reasons to impeach him, highlighting a string of controversial policy moves as evidence of an autocratic and...
| Jul 9, 2010
Expecting children? Expect to cough up some big bucks.
The grand total for middle-income parents raising one child from birth to age 17 is $222,360, which doesn't include college tuition, according to the recently released U.S. Department of Agriculture'...
| Oct 31, 2008
Passing rates plunged among Illinois' bilingual students this year after they were given the same exams as other students, and dozens of public schools have been deemed failing as a result.
Schools across the state—including in suburbs from...
| Apr 6, 2010
| 4:13 PM
Couples receive so much advice on everything from planning the ceremony to choosing the right flowers, but they often don't hear about what happens after the reception. The advice experts at Hundreds of Heads share the insights of brides and grooms who...
| Jan 5, 2010
On a frigid February day last year, Michele Hays filed into Evanston Township High School with other concerned parents to talk with district administrators about school lunches.
One specific target of the parents' ire was a cafeteria meal called...
| Jul 22, 2009
At age 42, five-time Olympian Dara Torres, who stunned the world by swimming her way to three silver medals in Beijing last summer, has made a few concessions to age.
She trains once a day instead of twice, five days a week instead of seven, and her...
| May 19, 2009
Publicist for Broadway, Hollywood
Lee Solters, 89, a longtime publicist who worked with some of the biggest names of Broadway and Hollywood, died Monday of natural causes at his home in West Hollywood, according to Jerry Digney, his...
| May 12, 2009
Ellen Revelle, a philanthropist and descendant of the Scripps publishing family who helped her oceanographer husband establish UC San Diego, has died. She was 98.
Revelle died Wednesday at UC San Diego's Thornton Hospital in La Jolla after a stroke,...
| Apr 15, 2009
Judith F. Krug, a forceful advocate for the right of librarians to stock their shelves without fear of censorship, died of stomach cancer Saturday at a hospital in Evanston, Ill., where she lived. She was 69.
Director of the American Library Assn.'s...
| Oct 19, 2009
Richard Whitcomb, a mechanical engineer who changed the way we fly today with three design innovations that made airplanes fly farther and faster using less fuel, has died. He was 88.
Whitcomb died of pneumonia Tuesday in Newport News, Va.