| Oct 13, 2014
| 5:17 AM
Opening Tuma Lake in Willow Springs, planned for this fall, may be delayed as long as two years to restock fish killed off by the harsh winter.
Fish had been put in the lake over the past two to three years, said Steve Silic, fisheries biologist with...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 4:02 PM
Veterans of the Will County Forest Preserve District will have a chance for early retirement starting next summer.
Forest preserve commissioners recently approved a program that would allow employees who are at least 50 years old and have 20 years of...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 3:29 PM
Virginia is taking additional steps to strengthen the level of preparedness for the Ebola virus by mobilizing a statewide unified command group, which will be responsible for coordinating resources and personnel, Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Friday in a...
| Oct 5, 2014
| 12:58 PM
The new nature center at Naperville's Knoch Knolls Park is being touted as an educational resource for all ages as well as a meeting place for those wishing to explore the entire 224-acre tract.
Following 14 months of construction, officials recently...
| Aug 31, 2014
Nipro Diagnostics launched an internship program last year and was surprised by the lack of interest.
"We only got one intern," said Scott Verner, chief executive of the fast-growing, high-technology maker of diabetic-testing equipment in Fort...
| May 8, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Market Match, an innovative program that aims to increase the amount of fresh produce available to low-income families by providing them matching funds to shop at farmers markets, has received a $2.5-million grant from First 5 L.A. that may as much as...
| 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...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 9:11 AM
In the wake of domestic violence incidents involving Ray Rice, Ray McDonald and Greg Hardy, the NFL is making some additions to its staff to help guide league policies.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announced the changes in a letter Monday to NFL teams...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jul 23, 2014
| 4:59 PM
TALLAHASSEE — For Florida environmentalists, the fate of the Wekiva-Ocala Greenway is emblematic of why they are taking the fight over preserving green spaces to the voters this fall.
Amendment 1 on the November ballot sounds like a godsend for...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 5:20 AM
Like ghosts from another time, the real geisha seem to float silently along the streets at twilight, making their way to tea houses and restaurants where they will entertain elite, powerful men.
Trained to be exquisite hostesses, they are accomplished...