| Oct 17, 2014
| 4:03 PM
Editor's note: "DP Buzz" is an interactive feature of the Daily Press Opinion Page. We email weekly questions on issues and topics affecting Peninsula-area citizens. Each week, subscribers can choose whether to weigh in or not with a short answer. Here is...
| 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...
| May 13, 2014
Finally, someone intelligent in the Senate is not afraid to stand up for what he believes. I agree totally with Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.): What do these scientists know, anyway? Climate change is about beliefs. ("Marco Rubio says human activity isn't...
| 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 10, 2014
| 8:04 AM
This may be remembered as the Year of the Prairie Chicken.
A project to replenish Illinois' prairie chicken population is going well so far, conservationists say, despite being pulled into the political fray earlier this summer. The three-year effort to...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 4:18 PM
Jen Z's Beauty Services in Highland Park will mark its seventh anniversary with an in-store celebration on Oct. 7.
"Jen Z" (Jennifer Zanotti Ori), 32, has been a make-up artist and esthetician for 13 years. After working as a manager for a large...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 4:15 PM
Raymond Hartstein, the founding chairman of Oakton Community College, spearheaded the development of the Skokie campus and was on hand with his family in 1995 when it was named the Raymond Hartstein Campus in his honor.
"I remember standing next to my...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 5:00 PM
Evanston Public Library officials on Monday re-issued a speaking invitation to a Palestinian-American writer after their earlier decision to call off his talk sparked an angry response on social media.
The Chicago writer, Ali Abunimah, said in a post on...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 5:12 PM
The investigation into 17 suburban teachers who liked a Facebook post featuring a photo of an ax lodged in a car windshield has been canceled, a school official said Tuesday.
Hinsdale Township High School District 86 administrators canceled the probe...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 6:55 PM
Here's something Hinsdale teachers can "like" without fear of reprisal:
The superintendent has canceled an investigation into a controversial Facebook post that has consumed Hinsdale Township High School District 86 for the past month.
| May 6, 2014
| 6:33 PM
As drivers top the crest of Algonquin Road in Barrington Hills, they’re treated to a rare sight in the Chicago area: a sweeping vista of horses grazing on rolling hills, groves of trees lining the horizon.
The verdant expanse of land that makes up...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 1:49 PM
Climate change will make survival of many bird species doubtful in much of the continental U.S., and Florida may become a kind of an avian life raft, according to a study released this week by the National Audubon Society.
The group examined 588 bird...