| Aug 29, 2014
| 2:23 PM
The number of students needing special education due to emotional disabilities is trending up, which in turn is putting the squeeze on school budgets, said officials at New Trier High School.
At the same time, the number of overall students needing...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 2:09 PM
Almost 2,500 Park Ridge residents who live in condominiums or in developments pay property taxes to the city but don't receive the same public works maintenance as others.
In such cases, the owners' association — and not the city — is...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 7:03 PM
Howard County officials say they are investigating security and screening procedures at Merriweather Post Pavilion after two concertgoers died and 19 others were sent to hospitals during an electronic dance music festival over the weekend.
The deaths of...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 4:53 PM
Plastic seems to be disappearing from the world's oceans, and scientists are not sure why.
Exposure to waves and radiation from the sun can cause plastics to break down into micro-fragments, but scientists say those fragments are stable and durable...
| May 3, 2014
| 11:20 AM
The Ravens devote a considerable amount of resources to scouting small-school draft prospects.
It's a commitment that six years ago yielded eventual Super Bowl XLVII Most Valuable Player Joe Flacco from Delaware in the first round. The Ravens signed the...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 1:19 PM
Gov. Terry McAuliffe is launching an initiative to enhance the state's services for children and improve their health, education and safety.
His first step, announced Monday, was convening a high-level "Children's Cabinet," of four Cabinet secretaries,...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 4:00 PM
At the age of 5 in Yellowstone National Park, I saw my first grizzly. With my family, I watched a mother and two cubs walk along the shore of Yellowstone Lake. The sighting was a highlight of our trip to America's oldest national park. It also helped...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 1:43 PM
In a major turnaround that argues for strong fisheries management, the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s trusted Seafood Watch program has upgraded the status of 21 commercially important fish, including most species of Pacific rockfish in a report released...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 1:20 PM
In a surprise move, Oakland-based cult coffee roaster Blue Bottle Coffee is acquiring two Los Angeles coffee businesses -- Handsome Coffee Roasters in the downtown Arts District and Tonx, the fresh-roasted subscription coffee service.
In a phone...
| Aug 9, 2014
| 1:48 PM
HAMPTON — On a sunny June morning, the cattle at Willow Oak Farm nearly broke into a gallop as breakfast arrived on a flatbed wagon.
Roughly two dozen cows nosed for position around Thomas "Tommy" Thompson as he spread bales of hay from the...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 4:08 PM
Former Chicago Bull Rick Brunson used the name of a retired NBA superstar to book an appointment with a massage therapist who he allegedly attempted to sexually assault at a Vernon Hills fitness center, according to a newly released police report....
| May 30, 2014
Schools might soon be letting out, but educators and others who work with youth have a chance to continue their learning through wildlife-focused workshops. Formal educators and nonformal educators such as Scout leaders, afterschool educators and youth-...