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UAW workers in Indiana approve Lear Corp. contract

HAMMOND | Workers at a Lear Corp. plant in northwestern Indiana that makes automotive seats approved an agreement Sunday that will end a two-tiered pay system that left some workers earning much less than others.

September 21, 2014 11:15 pm
Column: A hideous week, but don't expect change

Column: A hideous week, but don't expect change

Oscar Pistorius looks ahead as he sits in court in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday, Sept. 12, 2014. In passing judgement judge Thokozile Masipa ruled out a murder conviction for the double-amputee Olympian in the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, but said he was negligent and…

September 12, 2014 8:31 pm
Column: A hideous week, but don't expect change

Column: A hideous week, but don't expect change

FILE - In this June 18, 2014, file photo, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice stretches during NFL football practice at the team's training facility in Owings Mills, Md. It's an NFL fact of life: If a player has talent, a team can find a place for him, no matter how bad his off-the-field …

September 12, 2014 8:31 pm Related
Regional airlines not sharing in majors' success

Regional airlines not sharing in majors' success

FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2011 file photo, a United Express jet takes off from Houston's Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston. The regional airline industry may soon face the kind of consolidation that thinned the ranks of the largest airlines from eight between 2008 and the end of 2013. (A…

September 10, 2014 1:55 pm
Regional airlines not sharing in majors' success

Regional airlines not sharing in majors' success

In this March 2013 photo, an American Eagle jet taxis to a gate past the control tower after landing at the Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport in Springfield, Ill. The regional airline industry may soon face the kind of consolidation that thinned the ranks of the largest airlines from eight bet…

September 10, 2014 1:55 pm
Regional airlines not sharing in majors' success

Regional airlines not sharing in majors' success

FILE - In this March 12, 2013 file photo, baggage handlers unload an American Eagle jet after it landed at the Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport in Springfield, Ill. The regional airline industry may soon face the kind of consolidation that thinned the ranks of the largest airlines from eight …

September 10, 2014 1:55 pm
Regional airlines not sharing in majors' success

Regional airlines not sharing in majors' success

DALLAS | For passengers traveling between smaller cities and large hub airports, the ticket may say Delta, American or United, but they're likely flying on a regional airline whose planes are painted in the major carrier's colors.

September 10, 2014 1:55 pm Photos

Photos

Striking fast-food workers block Chicago street

CHICAGO | A few hundred fast-food workers and their supporters blocked traffic on a busy South Side street between a McDonald's and a Burger King on Thursday morning until police moved in and took nearly two dozen into custody.

September 04, 2014 6:43 pm
After eventful offseason, Northwestern meets Cal

After eventful offseason, Northwestern meets Cal

The offseason debate over whether college players should have the right to unionize are fading as Northwestern and coach Pat Fitzgerald get ready to begin its season, hosting California today.

August 29, 2014 4:23 pm
After eventful offseason, Northwestern meets Cal

After eventful offseason, Northwestern meets Cal

EVANSTON, Ill. | Northwestern hopes the headlines will finally focus on victories.

August 29, 2014 4:23 pm
Manfred elected next MLB commissioner

Manfred elected next MLB commissioner

BALTIMORE | Rob Manfred was elected baseball's 10th commissioner Thursday, winning a three-man race to succeed Bud Selig and given a mandate by the tradition-bound sport to recapture young fans and speed play in an era that has seen competition increase and attention spans shrink.

August 14, 2014 8:05 pm
Rob Manfred elected next MLB commissioner

Rob Manfred elected next MLB commissioner

Major League Baseball Chief Operating Officer Rob Manfred, center, smiles after team owners elected him as the next commissioner of Major League Baseball during an owners quarterly meeting in Baltimore on Thursday.

August 14, 2014 8:05 pm
Northwestern turns focus to wins, not union

Northwestern turns focus to wins, not union

EVANSTON, Ill. | No college football program spent more time in the spotlight in the offseason than Northwestern. Now, the team hopes the headlines center on victories.

August 13, 2014 8:16 pm

Excerpts of editorials from Illinois newspapers

'Rita's law' could curb corruption

August 09, 2014 12:00 am
NCAA board hands 5 biggest conferences more power

NCAA board hands 5 biggest conferences more power

NCAA President Mark Emmert speaks Thursday at NCAA headquarters in Indianapolis. The NCAA Board of Directors overwhelmingly approved a package of historic reforms that will give the nation's five biggest conferences the ability to unilaterally change some of the basic rules governing college sports.

August 07, 2014 5:41 pm
Delany says unionizing wrong way for athletes to go

Delany says unionizing wrong way for athletes to go

ROSEMONT, Ill. | Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany insisted he is all for empowering college athletes and improving conditions for them.

May 14, 2014 5:05 pm
Delany: unionizing wrong way for athletes to go

Delany: unionizing wrong way for athletes to go

Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany speaks at a news conference Wednesday in Rosemont, Ill., where the league's administrators gathered for meetings.

May 14, 2014 5:05 pm
Northwestern AD says athletes need a vote

Northwestern AD says athletes need a vote

ROSEMONT, Ill. | Northwestern athletic director Jim Phillips says college athletes need more than just a voice when it comes to issues that affect them. They need a vote.

May 13, 2014 4:51 pm
Witnesses oppose NLRB ruling on college athletes

Witnesses oppose NLRB ruling on college athletes

WASHINGTON | Baylor University President Ken Starr voiced strong opposition Thursday to a regional National Labor Relations Board ruling that scholarship football players at Northwestern University are technically school employees and thus entitled to collective bargaining rights.

May 08, 2014 4:26 pm
Northwestern players to cast historic union vote today

Northwestern players to cast historic union vote today

EVANSTON, Ill. | Northwestern University's football players will cast ballots today on whether to form the nation's first union for college athletes – a potentially landmark vote that will be kept sealed for months and possibly years.

April 24, 2014 5:53 pm
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