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Overcome photo shyness to put best face forward

Overcome photo shyness to put best face forward

J.T. and Dale give advice on profile photos, getting a job at Google.

July 22, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Lesson learned in the discovery of a worm

Lesson learned in the discovery of a worm

Letting kids explore is a valuable, difficult part of parenting.

July 13, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Use high turnover to your advantage

Dear J.T. & Dale: My company has a lot of turnover. This week, another guy up and quit with no notice. Now his job is my job. This is the third time it’s happened. I asked for some incentive, and they offered me a small raise. I took it, but I honestly feel underpaid. Is there something …

July 08, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Since when can't a teenager get a job?

Dear J.T. & Dale: I have a 17-year-old daughter who has been unable to get a job due to the fact that everywhere she inquires, she is told that the minimum age at that establishment is 18. Since when can’t a teenager get a job? I hope you can solve the mystery. — Judy

April 01, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Michael Gerson: Special Olympics dignify those who need it the most

LILONGWE, Malawi — Yamikani walks deliberately, intently, with a beanbag on his head, showing a balance that is probably hard-earned. “When he falls,” his grandmother Irene tells me, “we have to pick him up.”

February 16, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

IT background could help entry-level accountant

Dear J.T. & Dale: My best friend worked for 10 years in IT at a local hospital. During that time, she completed her accounting degree and got a job in accounting. Five weeks into her employment, she was fired as “a bad fit.” Now she is using the state’s unemployment website, with no succ…

December 17, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

'Job sitting' can look as bad as job-hopping

Dear J.T. & Dale: My position was eliminated recently, and I am starting my first big career search after 18 years of full-time employment. Help!

November 12, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Steller: Rosemont's benefits too short term

When Dennis Fischer started talking about more possible deposits of copper at Rosemont, my ears perked up.

October 27, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Getting shots no guarantee against spots

Quarantine. Now there's a word that conjures up some images.

May 26, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Pat Gauen: Judges provide lesson that appearances are not evidence

SIUE student claimed he wrote song lyrics, not threat, and appellate court finds there is not enough evidence to prove otherwise.

March 13, 2013 10:15 pm Related Loading…
Pat Gauen: SIU controversy erupts on public stage

Pat Gauen: SIU controversy erupts on public stage

Gov. Pat Quinn's removal of three trustees with Edwardsville campus degrees sets the stage for fireworks between SIU president and former board chairman.

March 06, 2013 11:15 pm Related Loading…

Pat Gauen: Dome talks strike a chord with 'freeloader' from Metro East

The Gateway Arch and nearby area would benefit greatly, proponents of a tax increase say, if voters in St. Louis city and in St. Louis and St. Charles counties would agree to pay a little extra for features large and small.

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David Fitzsimmons: 'Desert Miracle' package: a baby boy, brightest star

You are Mary and Joseph, right? And this is Bethlehem?

December 25, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Pat Gauen: Illinois has opportunity to set an example on gun laws

Pat Gauen: Illinois has opportunity to set an example on gun laws

Lawmakers, who have to recast gun laws anyway, could review the spectrum of firearm regulations in the wake of Newtown, Conn.

December 19, 2012 11:10 pm Related Loading…
Pat Gauen: Illinois concealed carry ruling rooted in violent attack

Pat Gauen: Illinois concealed carry ruling rooted in violent attack

Appeals court favored woman who sued for gun access after nearly being killed in robbery at church in deep Southern Illinois.

December 12, 2012 11:15 pm Related Loading…
Pat Gauen: Fate of long-ago killer hangs on what might happen

Pat Gauen: Fate of long-ago killer hangs on what might happen

Jury faced a difficult decision on whether it's safe to release Roger Burns, who murdered and mutilated one woman, and kidnapped another, in 1965.

December 03, 2012 10:54 am Photos

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