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  • 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...
  • Websites, apps help you track and prepare

    When a storm appears on the horizon, people try to get as much information as possible. Here are websites and apps to help you track storms and learn more about preparations. Forecasts: National Hurricane Center, nhc.noaa.gov – This is your first...
  • Miramar to get police headquarters after 9 years

    Miramar to get police headquarters after 9 years
    After a nine year wait, Miramar is finally ready to rebuild its hurricane-destroyed police headquarters. The city agreed last week to spend $22.9 million for a three-story, 65,000 square foot building to house most of the police department's 270...
  • You may qualify for federal aid

    If your uninsured property is damaged or destroyed in a hurricane, you might be eligible for assistance from the federal government. The Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, can provide you with a temporary place to live or money to fix your...
  • Thanks, El Niņo: Only one or two major hurricanes expected this year

    Thanks, El Niño: Only one or two major hurricanes expected this year
    Enough crazy weather already: You can expect an average or below-average hurricane season starting in June, national forecasters said Thursday. In a radical year of weather -- from severe drought in California to brutal, will-it-ever-end winter across...
  • 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...
  • 'Person of interest' in abduction of boy, 5, in Park Ridge

    'Person of interest' in abduction of boy, 5, in Park Ridge
    A "person of interest" is being questioned this morning about the theft of a car from a driveway in Park Ridge while a 5-year-old boy slept in the back seat. The boy, Drake Whitker, was found safe less than two hours later after the thief abandoned the...
  • 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...
  • What tip would you give to a hurricane novice?

    What tip would you give to a hurricane novice?
    More than 360,000 new residents have flocked to South Florida in the past eight years, since our last hurricane hit, 65,000 in the past year alone. And many of them have no idea it’s like to experience a hurricane – or how to get through it....
  • House agrees to roll back flood insurance rate increases

    WASHINGTON - In a rare moment of bipartisanship, the House voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to roll back flood insurance rate increases that have devastated many homeowners in coastal communities and dogged lawmakers on the campaign trail. The deal,...