| Jul 31, 2013
When you go on vacation, do you ever rent bikes and enjoy rides on quiet rural roads?
Do you ever wish there were some quiet rural roads closer to home so you wouldn't have to wait for vacation?
Say hello to the Barrington Hills and South Barrington...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 4:41 PM
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...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 6:34 PM
Authorities are trying to find out more about an accident last week in which a dog’s leash got entangled with a bicycle in a Cook County Forest Preserve, sending the bicyclist, 68, crashing to the ground.
Wladyslaw “Walter” Bujak, of...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 12:47 PM
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....
| Mar 20, 2013
| 4:32 PM
The Sun-Times reports that, starting Saturday, visitors to the Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe will be asked to pay $5 extra to park if they're not residents of Cook County -- so $25 for a passenger car instead of the......
| Sep 13, 2012
| 1:26 PM
Authorities are trying to determine whether a man found dead in a pickup truck that had gone into a tree is a man reported missing after leaving his South Side job to head home to Kankakee in August.
Richard Roberts, 47, of St. Michael's Drive in...
| Aug 14, 2012
| 11:13 AM
This list is not all-inclusive
DES PLAINES RIVER
Outboard motors allowed
Columbia Woods, Willow Springs
Lemont Landing, Lemont
LITTLE CALUMET RIVER
Outboard motors allowed
North of Jackson Street...
| May 21, 2013
As is so often the case with news photography, success in documenting the search for coyote pups was all about access. When I became curious about coyotes last fall, I called Bob Bluett, Wildlife Diversity Coordinator for the Illinois Department of...
| Apr 6, 2013
| 5:16 AM
The body of a missing Crestwood man was found in his car yesterday in Arrowhead Lake in Palos Heights, authorities said.
The body was found this afternoon as a Honda Civic bearing the license plates of the missing man's car was pulled from the lake...
| Oct 24, 2012
Above the Grove Portage Trail at the River Trail Nature Center in Northbrook, the canopy of trees was taxicab yellow. With the sun pouring down from above, the colors glowed.
Beneath them, we walkers gaped at the view, pointed our cameras and counted...
| Oct 29, 2011
At 4:30 on Christmas morning in 2006, Reynaldo Flores found his 27-year-old housemate tearing up photographs of the housemate's girlfriend, as well as letters from her, and stuffing blood-stained clothing into plastic garbage bags.
Flores later told...
| Apr 4, 2012
| 4:36 PM
The Cook County Forest Preserve District moved ahead today with a plan to borrow up to $70 million to buy more land and make repairs …...