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  As metal prices plunged on the eve of the financial crisis in September 2008, Peru’s billionaire Brescia family paid about $400 million to buy the world’s largest tin deposit in the Amazon jungle. Now their mining company Minsur SA...

Billionaire’s bet vindicated as Apple buys tin

Updated: 4/2/2014 06:22 PM

  A Palatine letter to the editor: A Northwestern football player sues the NCAA for pay to play. What do you get when you mix an ingrate college athlete, a union that would gladly sign up the Little Sisters of the Poor, and a hungry lawyer? The...

College athletes get plenty of perks

Updated: 4/4/2014 05:13 PM

  A Mount Prospect letter to the editor: The U.S. Department of Education really needs help via a heavy dose of constructive criticism. We can only hope that our nation’s teachers, with guidance from educational leaders such as Ravitch, can...

Comity needed to fix education problems

Updated: 4/4/2014 05:13 PM

  A Streamwood letter to the editor: The state of Illinois now has the solution to all of Illinois financial problems in addition to adding piles of new money for education. It will come from adding an additional 3% surcharge on the income of the...

Term limits would lead to lower taxes

Updated: 4/4/2014 05:13 PM

  An Arlington Heights letter to the editor: TV talk-show host Glenn Beck and other stalwarts of the Christian right have attacked the recent blockbuster “Noah” as being “pro-animal” and unfaithful to the Bible. Well, yes...

‘Noah’ a reminder of what we should eat

Updated: 4/4/2014 05:13 PM

  A Mundelein letter to the editor: As the deadline to sign up for Obama Care passes, the country faces yet another significant health care issue: lack of providers to meet the increased demand.

Give APNs, NPs a bigger role

Updated: 4/4/2014 03:17 PM

  An Elgin letter to the editor: Just a few comments on Kathleen Parker’s article titled “Can we lighten up on the first lady.” Michelle Obama is on a multimillion dollar vacation every month and Ms. Parker thinks someone is...

Obamas’ vacations are fair game

Updated: 4/4/2014 01:40 PM

  Homeowners all around the Chicago area have spent the winter cooped up inside their homes, staring at the little imperfections that bother them, and now that the snow has melted, they are anxious to get started on improvement projects. Each spring...

Longer stays require home renovations

Updated: 4/2/2014 01:47 PM

  ST. LOUIS — Dating to the days when the guillotine operator or the hangman wore a mask, a certain amount of anonymity has always surrounded executions. But that secrecy is increasingly coming under fire, with judges, death penalty opponents...

Secrecy surrounds execution drugs in most states

Updated: 4/5/2014 09:02 PM

  SEATTLE — The warnings could hardly have been clearer. One technical report told of the “potential for a large catastrophic failure” of the 600-foot hillside above a rural neighborhood near Oso, on the Stillaguamish River.

Unclear if Washington landslide lawsuits could win

Updated: 4/5/2014 08:11 PM

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