| 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...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 9:04 AM
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.
National Hurricane Center, nhc.noaa.gov – This is your first...
| May 11, 2014
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...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 11:18 AM
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...
| May 22, 2014
| 12:56 PM
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...
| 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...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 10:14 AM
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...
| 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...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 12:16 PM
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....
| Mar 4, 2014
| 5:22 PM
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.