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  • Former Illinois Rep. Ken Gray dies at 89

    Former Illinois Rep. Ken Gray dies at 89
    Former U.S. Representative Ken Gray of Illinois, once known as the "Prince of Pork" for his ability to win federal support for his district, has died at age 89. Gray, a Democrat, died Saturday at a hospital in Herrin, Ill., according to the Parker-Reedy...
  • Tollway moves ahead on Orland Grassland South restoration

    Tollway moves ahead on Orland Grassland South restoration
    Illinois tollway officials gave early approval to plans to spend $7.1 million restoring wetlands in Orland Grassland South, one of the Forest Preserves of Cook County's newest sites. Last summer, the tollway announced it would partner with the Cook...
  • Park Ridge aldermen balk at pricetag for flood work

    Park Ridge aldermen balk at pricetag for flood work
    A sewer project aimed at relieving chronic flooding near the Park Ridge Country Club is on pause after aldermen balked at approving a more than $1 million engineering contract with the firm that has overseen the city's flood control work to date....
  • Enfield Officials Deny CREC Request To Keep 10-Foot Fence

    ENFIELD – The town's zoning board of appeals Monday night denied a magnet school's request to keep a fence, which does not comply with the town's zoning regulations. The fence is part of the town's cease and desist order effecting construction at...
  • Mark Fazlollah: On the US-Mexico border, a meeting place for two nations divided

    TIJUANA, Mexico In the mid-1980s, the border between Tijuana and Southern California was a showcase of America's failed immigration enforcement. On a busy night, thousands of people slipped into the United States illegally. It was so easy to cross that...
  • VDOT official expects modifications to Virginia's evacuation plan

    VDOT official expects modifications to Virginia's evacuation plan
    State emergency management and transportation officials are in the midst of a 60-day review of Hampton Roads evacuation plans in response to an order from Gov. Terry McAuliffe. Virginia Department of Transportation Hampton Roads Director Jim Utterback...
  • L.A. City Council to review plan for eight-mile bike path connector

    L.A. City Council to review plan for eight-mile bike path connector
    An eight-mile gap in the Los Angeles River bike path could be closed under a proposal that the City Council agreed Wednesday to explore despite concerns about heightened injury risks and maintenance costs. Voting unanimously, the council without comment...
  • City to explore downtown bike path inside L.A. River channel

    City to explore downtown bike path inside L.A. River channel
    An eight-mile gap in the Los Angeles River bike path could be closed under a proposal that the City Council agreed Wednesday to explore despite concerns about heightened injury risks and maintenance costs. Voting unanimously, the Council without comment...
  • Washington mudslide death toll now at 29

    Washington mudslide death toll now at 29
    The official death toll in the Washington state mudslide rose to 29 Thursday, up from 28 on Tuesday, while 20 people were still listed as missing, the Snohomish County Medical Examiner's office said on Wednesday. Efforts to recover bodies from the...
  • Washington's Hazel Slide was a long-known risk

    ARLINGTON, Wash. — The Stillaguamish River and the Hazel Slide have been rivals for decades. The river eats away at the clay and sand hillside to the north of the snaking river. Weakened by the erosion, the hill’s foot lacks the strength...
  • Water lettuce: Florida villain or native?

    Water lettuce: Florida villain or native?
    Water lettuce isn't a fancy green for salads; it is manatee food, capable of smothering a river and the focus of growing controversy. Water lettuce is regarded officially as a destructive exotic from another country and appropriate for blasting on sight...
  • U.S. 460: Virginia has spent $270 million for a road that may not be built

    U.S. 460: Virginia has spent $270 million for a road that may not be built
    With more than $270 million already spent and more on the line, state transportation officials are working against the clock to keep the state's U.S. 460 project from becoming an unmitigated disaster. Not an inch has been paved. Taxpayers have already...