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On Presidents' Day, comparing national holidays around the world
Feb. 18, 2013
In the United States, we have 10 public holidays, including today, Presidents’ Day. But, for wealthier, industrialized countries, it’s actually slightly below average.
Chicago construction execs sent to prison
Feb. 13, 2013
Two former executives of the defunct Chicago contractor Krahl Construction are headed to prison for overbilling clients for renovation projects and paying kickbacks.
West Chicago school strike idles 4,000 kids
Feb. 4, 2013
More than 4,000 students in West Chicago won't be in class due to a teachers strike.
Shoveling the lines: Photo of the Day - January 25, 2013
Jan. 25, 2013
Indiana Gov. Pence bucks GOP on taxes
Jan. 23, 2013
The new governor is only a week into the job, but he used the state of the state address to make case for tax cuts. The guns issue didn’t make the final speech.
Indiana Casinos coming ashore?
Jan. 17, 2013
A Northwest Indiana lawmaker is backing a proposal to allow a land-based casino in Gary.
Flu is upon us: to call in sick or not to call in sick?
Jan. 14, 2013
But for some people, being sick doesn’t always mean you can stay home. At least 40 percent of the people who work in the United States don’t have paid sick leave, according to one expert.
Hospitals crack down on workers refusing flu shots
Jan. 12, 2013
Patients can refuse a flu shot. Should doctors and nurses have that right, too? That is the thorny question surfacing as hospitals increasingly require employees to get flu shots, with some losing their jobs if they refusal.
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