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  • Newington's American Radio Relay League Marks 100th Anniversary

    Newington's American Radio Relay League Marks 100th Anniversary
    NEWINGTON — Hiram Percy Maxim, a Hartford businessman and early ham radio enthusiast, was frustrated. In January 1914, Maxim tried unsuccessfully to transmit a radio message from Hartford to Springfield. So he sent the message to a radio...
  • Allentown fire department awarded $365K grant

     
    The Allentown Fire Department was awarded a $365,000 Assistance to Firefighters Grant from the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency earlier this month, Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.), announced on Monday. “...
  • Review: 'No Place to Hide' by Glenn Greenwald

    Review: 'No Place to Hide' by Glenn Greenwald
    File under irony: Earlier this month Politico reported that former National Security Agency chief Gen. Keith Alexander is launching a consulting firm to help corporations firm up their cybersecurity to protect them from surveillance or other outside...
  • Des Plaines accepts flood-buyout grant money

     Des Plaines accepts flood-buyout grant money
    Jo Benjamin has spent most of her adult life in a two-story home on Big Bend Drive along the banks of the Des Plaines River in Des Plaines. "It's just beautiful here. It really is," said the 67-year-old mother of three and grandmother of eight. "It's...
  • Federal grant to pay to demolish flood-prone Des Plaines homes

    Federal grant to pay to demolish flood-prone Des Plaines homes
    A nearly $2.7 million federal grant will help Des Plaines purchase and raze 21 homes mostly located in a neighborhood among the hardest-hit by floodwaters from the northwest suburb's namesake river. The lots will be open space once demolished, according...
  • Draft hazard mitigation plan presented

     Draft hazard mitigation plan presented
    Cook County officials released a draft of a hazard mitigation plan that will give county and municipal governments access to federal funding for projects to prevent damage from natural disasters. Officials from some of the 115 municipalities that are...
  • Tom Terry, Tom Sorrells talk hurricanes

    Tom Terry, Tom Sorrells talk hurricanes
    Hurricane season, which starts June 1, will be a major topic this weekend on local public-affairs programs. The lineup: WKMG-Channel 6 chief meteorologist Tom Sorrells hosts that station's "Flashpoint" at 8 a.m. Sunday. His guests will be Max Mayfield...
  • Short bridge, lengthy inconvenience on Albert Street, Allentown

    Q: I live on the south side of Allentown. I believe it was a year ago when the bridge on Albert Street after the Chapel Avenue split was closed. I was wondering if there were any plans to reopen the bridge any time soon. Albert Street is a handy...
  • NOAA predicts slow Atlantic hurricane season

    The Atlantic hurricane season officially kicks off Sunday, and federal forecasters say odds are we'll be seeing fewer hurricanes than normal. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration expects an El Nino to develop this summer, a weather...
  • Prepare to save on hurricane supplies during sales tax holiday

    Prepare to save on hurricane supplies during sales tax holiday
    Our shiny red generator sits in the garage with a bunch of junk piled on top. After Hurricane Wilma left us without power for what seemed an eternity in 2005, we and many others got generators for free thanks to a Federal Emergency Management Agency...
  • U.S. punishing more federal contractors for poor performance

    U.S. punishing more federal contractors for poor performance
    The number of federal contractors that have been suspended or excluded from future contracts for poor performance has more than doubled in the past five years — a development that watchdogs inside and outside of government say is positive. The...