| Jul 10, 2014
| 10:58 AM
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...
| Apr 30, 2014
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. “...
| May 13, 2014
| 8:02 AM
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...
| May 12, 2014
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...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 3:37 PM
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...
| May 31, 2014
| 1:38 PM
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...
| May 22, 2014
| 6:39 AM
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...
| May 11, 2014
| 7:32 PM
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...
| Jun 1, 2014
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...
| May 31, 2014
| 9:00 PM
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...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 10:44 AM
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.