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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...
  • Probe of Gacy serial killings resolves unrelated 1978 Illinois murder

    (Reuters) - Illinois investigators trying to put names to the last unidentified victims of executed serial killer John Wayne Gacy have solved the unrelated 1978 disappearance of another man, officials said on Wednesday. Edward Beaudion, 22, was killed...
  • Gacy case helps clear up mystery from 1978

    Gacy case helps clear up mystery from 1978
    There’s a cream-colored cross in the forest preserve now, placed in the spot where Edward Beaudion’s remains lay anonymously for decades. ¬† Beaudion, a Northwest Side kid who was preparing to start a job as a grammar school teacher,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Forest preserve employee charged with bribery

    Forest preserve employee charged with bribery
    A Cook County Forest Preserve District employee was secretly recorded two years ago taking $10,000 cash in kickbacks to steer contracts to a west suburban construction company owner working undercover for the FBI, federal authorities said today....