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  • Knight Arts Challenge: 75 grant finalists named

    Knight Arts Challenge: 75 grant finalists named
    Fort Lauderdale’s FAT Village, the Lake Worth Community Redevelopment Agency and a Broward County poetry “Super Bowl” by the Jason Taylor Foundation are among the finalists announced Tuesday morning for a Knight Arts Challenge grant in...
  • Volunteer profile: Jan Keller Schultz

    Volunteer profile: Jan Keller Schultz
    Name: Jan Keller Schultz Age: 62 Hometown: Highland Park Name of organization: Family Service: Prevention, Education and Counseling Describe what the organization does: The Nuestro Center offers multiple services to the community including...
  • Marijuana boom spawns ancillary businesses

    Marijuana boom spawns ancillary businesses
    Ben Wu took a six-figure pay cut when he left a career in private equity for a shot at the marijuana boom. Trained to spot small businesses with big potential, he started this year as chief executive of Kush Bottles, a Santa Ana company that sells...
  • Moth never seen in U.S. before found in Baltimore

    Moth never seen in U.S. before found in Baltimore
    An agriculturally destructive moth species never before seen in the United States was found in a shipment of Chinese soybeans at the port of Baltimore, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials said Friday. The insect species, Nemapogon gersimovi,...
  • Power Interests Trying To Hobble Alternative Energy

    Americans eager to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels — especially foreign oil — recognize the importance of alternative energy sources. Today, solar panels, fuel cells and combined production of heat and power, or CHP, reflect the move...
  • O'Malley signs transgender rights bill

    O'Malley signs transgender rights bill
    Gov. Martin O'Malley signed legislation Thursday making Maryland one of a handful of states to extend anti-discrimination laws to protect transgender people. The transgender rights legislation, which prohibits discrimination in employment and housing,...
  • Elmhurst increases regulations for some home construction

    Elmhurst increases regulations for some home construction
    Calling it a start on flood control, Elmhurst aldermen voted 12-to-1 to require on-site stormwater detention for any increase in storm runoff when replacing an existing single-family home. "This is a start – it's a good start and it's a fair...
  • Organic products grew to $35.1 billion in sales

    Organic products grew to $35.1 billion in sales
    Nationwide sales of organic products continued to experience healthy growth last year, jumping 11.5% to $35.1 billion, according to the Organic Trade Assn. The Washington-based group representing organic businesses said growth rates are expected to at...
  • Donated artifacts put focus on Orland Park's history

    Donated artifacts put focus on Orland Park's history
    Orland Park received an unusual donation in April: a collection of Native American artifacts, including arrowheads and knives more than 1,000 years old, all found within the village. Lester Marszalek, president of Greater Oak Lawn Diggers and an...
  • Get the yard ready for 2014 hurricane season

    Get the yard ready for 2014 hurricane season
    National Hurricane Preparedness Week starts May 25. Trimming trees is No. 1 on the list of May gardening chores. Trim it Dense canopies catch and hold wind like an umbrella. Trimming helps protect surrounding houses and cars from damage, and can...
  • Volunteer profile: Iszy Hirschtritt Licht

    Volunteer profile: Iszy Hirschtritt Licht
    Name: Iszy Hirschtritt Licht Age: 20 Hometown: Northbrook Name of organization: Family Service: Prevention, Education and Counseling Describe what the organization does: Founded in 1930 in response to area residents devastated by the Great...