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  Mayor Rahm Emanuel has announced the members of a task force to assess the impact of the closure of dozens of Dominick’s grocery stores. Parent company Safeway Inc. said in October it would stop operating 72 Dominick’s stores in the...

Emanuel names members of grocery task force

Updated: 12/26/2013 09:37 AM

  From 1993 to 2003, at least 86 minor-league baseball stadiums collectively costing almost $1.5 billion opened in the U.S. and Canada with at least partial public funding, according to public documents and local news reports. It was the biggest boom...

FBI probe shows risks of local stadium boom

Updated: 12/23/2013 04:03 PM

  When the federal government reneged on its agreement to fully compensate the Shoshone-Paiute tribes for running a hospital on the Duck Valley reservation, the Washington contracting world barely noticed.

Tribes’ battle with U.S. shakes up the world of federal contracting

Updated: 12/23/2013 04:40 PM

  The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators says about 320 colleges and universities offered guarantees during the 2012-13 school year. The programs aren't discounts. Students sometimes pay more than standard tuition in their...

Fixed rates are latest in college tuition plans

Updated: 12/23/2013 02:37 PM

  Trees act as “carbon sinks,” each one a great big straw that sucks carbon dioxide out of the air and into the tree and its root system. In a voluntary carbon market, companies that pollute or use lots of power, especially in the health...

Initiative pays people money to leave trees standing

Updated: 12/23/2013 04:38 PM

  America's newest, most expensive coal-fired power plant is hailed as one of the cleanest on the planet, thanks to government-backed technology that removes carbon dioxide and keeps it out of the atmosphere. But once the carbon is stripped away, it...

Obama pushes more oil production to clean up coal

Updated: 12/23/2013 02:28 PM

  It is an understatement to say stock market investors had a good year in 2013. The Standard & Poor's 500 index soared 28 percent, its best year since 1997. Including dividends, it gained 30 percent. What lies ahead after this historic year? The AP...

Predictions from market experts for 2014

Updated: 12/23/2013 01:25 PM

  “A big chunk of meat” is how Meryl Streep describes the sprawling, combative dinner scene at the core of “August: Osage County.” In a career filled with sublime crescendos, it’s a showstopper: a knockout feast of...

To be Meryl Streep, it takes work

Updated: 12/23/2013 05:15 PM

  Tom Duensing saw firsthand the usefulness of a capable vehicle decades ago while spending miles on the road with his father in Kane County. His dad, Don Duensing, owned a wholesale food business and relied on a mid-1950s Chevrolet panel truck, much...

Son’s 1959 Chevy Suburban is a lot like Dad’s

Updated: 12/23/2013 05:13 PM

  After thousands of years, Stonehenge has had a makeover. But visitors may initially feel something is missing: the prehistoric monument itself. Tourists now arrive at a gleaming new timber-and-glass visitor center some 1.5 miles from Stonehenge. The...

Ancient Stonehenge gets modern-day revamp

Updated: 12/23/2013 04:07 PM

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