Contracts And Orders
PORTAGE | The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a $3.2 million contract to restore 80 acres on the city of Portage's lakefront.
HONOLULU | Bulls star Derrick Rose has established himself among the elite NBA players in just three seasons. His salary, however, doesn't come anywhere near the top in the league, let alone his own team.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. | With the not-so-subtle shape of a stock car under cover just in front of her and spotlights glaring in her face, Danica Patrick feigned drama for an announcement everyone already knew was coming.
NEW YORK (AP) — In buying Skype, Microsoft is getting one of the rare companies that has turned its name into a verb, like Xerox or Google. "Let's Skype" is a phrase understandable, with slight translation, in much of the world.
CROWN POINT | As a long-serving member of Congress in what's shaping up to be a very bad year for incumbents and his Democratic Party, Rep. Pete Visclosky should probably be planning for life after politics. But he's not.
The Wigwam Motel on Foothill Boulevard in San Bernardino, Calif., isn't just a road icon, it's a part of my childhood. I was born at the tail end of the Eisenhower era, and a lot of things have gone by the wayside over the years — drive-in theaters and drive-up carhop spots, to name two. Oth…
BEIJING | A state-owned Chinese company signed an agreement Wednesday to invest in a Mississippi steel mill in a deal that has prompted complaints by some U.S. lawmakers that it might jeopardize national security.
CHICAGO | With less than two weeks before Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn awards a lucrative, first-of-its-kind contract for the private management of the state's $2 billion-a-year lottery, some are criticizing the selection process as too secretive and questioning whether it favors one powerful bidder.
On the outside, they all look the same: White armor, white helmets, black blaster rifles. Imperial soldiers from a galaxy far, far away, they're loyal only to the Empire and recognizable everywhere as "Star Wars" storm troopers.
CHICAGO | Diners in China could soon help control the Asian carp that are infesting Illinois waterways and threatening the Great Lakes.
WASHINGTON | For the companies vying over the last decade for the Air Force's troubled $35 billion refueling plane contract, it is try, try and try again.
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