Errors in manufacturing and science sometimes draw lots of lawsuits and negative attention. But great successes also exist, and sometimes are taken for granted. The latter point is highlighted by a recent synopsis of how determined engineers (Don Bateman and friends) and Sundstrand/Honeywell created a system that stopped airplanes from flying into mountains, among other

ALS, a vicious disease, has hit hard the McConnell family from west suburban Chicago. But they hit back with intelligence and guts aimed at bringing in more money for ALS research. Five years ago, Doug McConnell swam the English Channell, supported by the familial team,  as a fundraiser and personal challenge. Karma appeared and o

Interested judges,  lawyers and accused persons actually can work to solve problems, as opposed to simply reaching decisions and meting out sentences. In that vein, the Supreme Court of Illinois has used trial court experience to create some broad rules for the specialty courts.  The rules and process to date are described in a December

Cybercrooks continue to find new ways to steal. One new scam involves stealing  ash card IDs through ATMs at busy hotels. The crooks bribe cash station technicians for access inside a machine, and implant a device that reads the card information and communicates it out through wifi or Blue tooth. Crimeware continues to expand.  No