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  Two years ago, over objections from the hospital industry, the United States announced it would add data about "potentially life-threatening" mistakes made in hospitals to a website people can search to check on safety performance. Now the Centers...

U.S. to delete data on hospital mistakes from website

Updated: 5/2/2013 04:28 PM

  A Libertyville letter to the editor: Dear public employee, both currently working and retired. As the employee, you have paid in what you were supposed to during your working lifetime. Unfortunately, as the taxpayer, you did not pay in enough.

Become part of pensions solution

Updated: 5/3/2013 03:11 PM

  Columnist Michael Gerson: On Syria, President Obama has sometimes seemed isolated within his own administration. As the atrocities have escalated — from the shelling of neighborhoods, to airstrikes on bread lines, to the use of Scud missiles...

The stakes of being too late

Updated: 5/3/2013 10:17 AM

  This started out as a blank canvas. The homeowners had a sad concrete patio, a few trees and some patchy lawn. They are looking for a space to entertain, enjoy a water feature and colorful plants.

Outdoor makeover week 1: Can blank canvas be a masterpiece?

Updated: 5/5/2013 01:36 PM

  This part of the backyard is stuck in the '80s. There is hardly enough room for the small gas grill and two chairs. The step is missing in front of the door that leads to the garage. There is little to no landscape around the area and there is no...

Outdoor makeover week 1: Paradise at home

Updated: 5/5/2013 01:54 PM

  My yard has been beaten up by big dogs for years. When you mow the lawn it is like skiing a mogul field. It would be so much nicer if it were flat, green, and had a calming water feature to ease the stress of the work day.

Outdoor makeover week 1: My yucky yard

Updated: 5/5/2013 01:46 PM

  Remember when yews were the bush in fashion? The house we bought from my in-laws had plenty. They continue to get more and more overgrown every year, and each winter we spend too much effort knocking the snow off (so they don't die!).

Outdoor makeover Week 1: Hey yew, get off of my yard

Updated: 5/5/2013 01:39 PM

  Q. We're going to remodel our outdated kitchen and plan to install a cast-iron kitchen sink. I want a single-bowl sink that will be open and large for me to work in. My husband wants a double-bowl sink. He says it will be better for the garbage...

Ask the plumber: New kitchen sparks 'Battle of the Bowls'

Updated: 5/3/2013 09:19 AM

  Q. I have two 23-year-old, 100,000 BTU Carrier natural gas furnaces heating my 2,900-square-foot two-story home in the Chicago area. A few years ago, a service tech said furnace No. 2 has a small crack in the heat exchanger and needed to be...

Pair of old furnaces should be replaced soon

Updated: 5/3/2013 09:18 AM

  Airline personnel and security agents take anything sounding remotely like a threat seriously with good reason. But sometimes it gets out of hand. Several years ago there was the passenger who caused a flight to abort and return to the gate by...

Airlines, passengers extra cautious about security

Updated: 5/3/2013 10:52 AM

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