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  • Baltimore's green necklace

    Baltimore's green necklace
    When people think of Baltimore, things such as the aquarium, Camden Yards, the Ravens, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Chesapeake Bay, blue crabs and perhaps past crime shows immediately come to mind. But I believe we have another asset that is unappreciated...
  • Highland Park's Exmoor has long winter sports tradition

    Highland Park's Exmoor has long winter sports tradition
    A long-ago decision by the board of governors at Exmoor Country Club launched a tradition of winter sports at one of Chicagoland's oldest golf clubs. Founded in 1896 as Illinois' third golf club, Exmoor was recognized last year by Mayor Nancy Rotering...
  • Police investigate body found in Rosemont forest preserve

    Police investigate body found in Rosemont forest preserve
    Police were investigating the circumstances of the death of a man whose body was found in a Cook County Forest Preserve near Rosemont late this morning, authorities said. The body of a man, believed to be in his 60s, was found in the 6200 block of North...
  • Chicago pension tab: $18,596 for every man, woman, child

    Chicago pension tab: $18,596 for every man, woman, child
    The much-discussed government worker pension debt in Chicago now has a price tag: $18,596 for every man, woman and child living in the city. That per-person figure is the highest among the nation’s 25 largest cities. It’s nearly double that...
  • New flood-control plan produces mixed opinions

    New flood-control plan produces mixed opinions
    A revised Army Corps of Engineers study of possible flood-control projects along the Des Plaines River scrapped a controversial reservoir project near Buffalo Grove in exchange for two smaller reservoirs on Cook County Forest Preserve land. But although...
  • Cook County Forest Preserves mulls major overhaul

    Cook County Forest Preserves mulls major overhaul
    Cook County Forest Preserve District leaders on Friday unveiled sweeping plans to overhaul the sprawling system, an ambitious program to restore 30,000 acres to a pristine state, buy more land and draw thousands of new people to the natural areas. But...
  • Debra Shore: Chicago's water, Chicago's future

    Debra Shore: Chicago's water, Chicago's future
    Metropolitan Chicago can have a robust economy long into the 21st century because of its freshwater assets and its transit infrastructure, should we invest in them. As urban sprawl imperils freshwater supplies elsewhere and climate change threatens...
  • Winter sports aplenty in Naperville area

    Winter sports aplenty in Naperville area
    This December has been particularly cold and snowy, and that is just fine for those who choose to embrace the season and take advantage of the winter sports in the area. "Unlike most people, we're always praying for snow," said Greg Kogut, president...
  • Local Voices: Dec. 19 edition

    Local Voices: Dec. 19 edition
    Letters to the editor for the Dec. 19 TribLocal print edition from Glen Ellyn, Wheaton, Elmhurst, Oak Park, La Grange, Lisle and Plainfield. Cubs fan I have been an official die-hard Cubs fan since 1932. I will always be a great fan of the Cubs. One...
  • Foresters say recent rain helping trees recover

    Foresters say recent rain helping trees recover
    After a consistently rainy October and November, foresters across the north suburbs are cautiously optimistic that trees will continue recovering this winter from two years of dry conditions, and will flourish in the spring. The summer of 2012, one of...
  • Orland committee recommends $1.4 million contract for 143rd Street project

    An Orland Park Village Board committee is recommending awarding $1.4 million in contracts to Christopher B. Burke Engineering Ltd. for the proposed widening, reconstruction and expansion of 143rd Street between Southwest Highway and Will-Cook Road. The...
  • Loyola hockey players beautify Skokie lagoons

     Loyola hockey players beautify Skokie lagoons
    Getting teenagers out of bed at 7:30 on a Saturday morning is no easy task. Getting them out of bed at 7:30 to go pick up trash in a Winnetka forest preserve is almost miraculous. Yet, on a recent cool and drizzly Saturday morning, members of Loyola...