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  • GM Releases Ignition Switch Report

     
    GM's CEO Mary Barra in a employees' town-hall meeting today announced that 15 employees have been fired and five others disciplined over the handling of the faulty ignition switches. An internal audit, which Barra called "extremely thorough, brutally...
  • GM May Have Known About Ignition Problem in 2003

     
    Amid at least three investigations, including a federal criminal probe, new records show GM may have known in 2003 about the ignition-switch problem that led to the recent recall of 1.37 million U.S. small cars from the mid-2000s. That's a......
  • GM Fined $35 Million for Ignition Recall Delay

     
    GM will pay a record $35 million civil penalty for failing to report its ignition switch defect to the federal government in a timely manner; the defect led to a recall that affects more than 2.2 million vehicles in the......
  • You'll like 'Ike's Law'

     
    Wednesday's print column As if we’re not closely enough identified with political corruption, the Chicago area is poised to make forehead-smacking headlines around the nation the morning after the March 18 primary election. Democratic state Rep....
  • Lobbying to fix the 'fix'

     
    Physicians from around Pennsylvania are in Washington today urging legislators to fix the "doc fix. Doctors are targeting a Medicare formula that is a classic example of Washington kicking the can down the road. It's called the SGR, short for...
  • Dopey proposal

     
    Senseless law would say medical pot users can't have guns Friday's print column Gun-rights organizations have been conspicuously reserved in their response to a proposed state regulation that would prohibit patients with medical marijuana permits from...
  • Open thread: The Weeks in Review

     
    The "Weeks in Review" feature is an open thread in which commenters can talk about any current events or cultural phenomena that have caught their attention, including but not limited to the topics brought up in our traditional roundup of......
  • Rauner's attack on Quinn is a crime against truth

     
    Wednesday's print column About three quarters of the way through last week's Republican gubernatorial debate, moderator Ron Magers of ABC- Ch. 7 turned the attention of the four candidates to the issue of gun control, specifically whether Illinois...
  • The latest on the VA scandal, including statement from VA secretary

     
    As of Thursday, the number of veterans health facilities under investigation in the expanding probe into accusations that medical centers delayed treatments to vets and fudged waiting lists had risen to 29. Are any facilities in Pennsylvania on that list?...
  • Transportation Secretary Wants to Raise Recall Penalties

     
    The Obama administration's latest transportation bill aims to sharpen federal penalties for automakers that drag their feet on recalls, increasing fines to nearly nine times the current amount. That could change the way automakers issue recalls, as well...
  • Polar vortex gives CPS an 'Abe-portunity'

     
    Like most area youths, Chicago Public Schools students have missed four days of classroom instruction so far this winter due to the brutal cold. But unlike most area youths, CPS students are still scheduled to get a day off on......
  • Ratify the ERA more than 30 years past the deadline? Heck, yes! Why not?

     
    In December 1972, the Tribune urged the General Assembly to ratify the proposed federal Equal Rights Amendment with an editorial headlined, “Give the ladies what they want.” The wording was a play on the unofficial founding motto of Marshall...