| Nov 24, 2013
Living in Chicago means having a complimentary lifetime pass to complain about winter all you like. But true Chicagoans know when to bury that pass deep in their parka pockets and embrace the season.
Here are some ideas for making the most of winter and...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 9:14 AM
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...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 1:06 PM
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.
| Nov 21, 2013
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...
| Sep 18, 2013
The steady rainfall did little to damper the spirits of the contestants that participated in this year's Canine2 Iron Dog competition in Oak Forest on Sunday..
A multitude of breeds, from golden retrievers to small mixed-breed and rescue pups,...
| 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......
| Jun 28, 2013
With so much crime in the Chicago area, from murderous gangbangers to those thug mobs and everything in between, it's nice to know that law enforcement finally cracked down on Public Enemy No. 1:
He's John Taris, 75, retired tailor and notorious...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 2:37 AM
In a case of only-in-Chicago political timing, the White House announced Monday it would honor Ald. Joe Moore as a “pioneer for political reform,” the same day the veteran City Council member revealed he has spoken to FBI agents about...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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 10, 2013
Antsy for spring?
Stop impatiently tapping your hiking boots. The first wildflowers of spring are out.
Behold the skunk cabbage.
It is one of the earliest and oddest.
"It's not very attractive as far as flowers go," said Brian Winters, associate...