| Nov 25, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Greg Pauly grabs a 12-foot pole out of the back of his truck and checks to make sure the little green noose at the end is still in working order.
It's easier to noose a lizard than pounce on it, he explains.
Pauly, the curator of herpetology at the...
| Nov 5, 2013
Tinley Park and Orland Park will start their Veterans Day ceremonies one hour apart Monday morning and focus on residents' military service.
Tinley Park's event at the General Patrick E. Rea Veteran's Plaza, 18001 S. 80th Ave., starts at 10 a.m. and...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 7:08 PM
The Ravens, who will host next spring's NCAA men's lacrosse championships at M&T Bank Stadium, did not submit a final bid to host Championship Weekend between 2015 and 2018, largely over concerns about a scheduling conflict with the Orioles.
| Oct 31, 2013
| 3:33 AM
If you consume a few too many witch's brews celebrating Halloween, don't get behind the wheel drunk.
Use a designated driver or arrive alive with a free tow home from the American Automobile Association's Tow to Go program. The offer is open on...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 1:31 PM
As they worked to help repair some of the damage, people in New York and New Jersey on Tuesday commemorated the anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, which tore a deadly and costly path through the region one year ago.
Video and photo images show how coastal...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 12:05 AM
GETTYSBURG, Pa. When Jim Getty was growing up in Illinois about 80 miles from President Abraham Lincoln's tomb in Springfield memorizing the Gettysburg Address was mandatory in most schools.
But it wasn't until 1971, while working as a music teacher in...
| Nov 15, 2013
Transitioning from a military to civilian career isn't always easy, but Warren Wright puts a decade of experience in the Air Force to practical use as he manages Cooper City's Walmart store.
Several times a day, Wright walks "the race track" — a...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 6:34 PM
Easton City Council filled one budget hole Wednesday night, and opened another.
Council unanimously voted to hike the earned income tax two-tenths of 1 percent, raising $800,000 for the 2014 budget. That should have balanced the books next year,...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 2:09 PM
On Monday morning, Veterans Day, I was so focused on my computer screen that it seemed that the rest of the world had disappeared. Like a pesky fly, a low but persistent sound penetrated my consciousness.
I was taken out of time and place because it...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 4:35 PM
Buddy Valastro loves the challenge of creating complex cakes. His creations have included one of the Statue of Liberty and another of a "Sesame Street" scene that included Elmo and Big Bird.
But the celebrity baker says the best part of creating cakes...
| Nov 13, 2013
The riches of SunRail
SunRail is about to make Orlando a richer town. And it's not just because of the money that will pay for developing the first stations. There are two other big payoffs on the way.
A huge productivity improvement is coming for the...