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  • Maligned hemp seed has a raft of health, environmental benefits

    In the past, hemp has gotten a bad rap because of its close relative, marijuana. However, while both plants are in the cannabis family, they're very different. Unlike marijuana, hemp seeds contain only 0.001 percent of the active compound...
  • Blotter: Possession of cannabis and drug paraphernalia in Lake Forest

    Blotter: Possession of cannabis and drug paraphernalia in Lake Forest
    The following were taken from Lake Forest police reports: A 54-year-old Long Grove man was arrested at 12:22 a.m. Dec. 3 on Route 41 at Route 60. He was charged with DUI and DUI with a blood-alcohol count over .08. A 20-year-old Chicago man was...
  • Reforming Cuba: Building the new economy

    Cuba has made some important market-oriented changes, but much remains to be done to revive the island's anemic economy. Just a couple of years ago, tourists who wanted to sample one of Cuba's privately-owned restaurants were on their own. A bus from...
  • Blotter: Alcohol stolen in Lake Forest

    Blotter: Alcohol stolen in Lake Forest
    The following were taken from police reports: Lake Forest A 29-year-old Waukegan woman was arrested on Dec. 14 at 3:19 a.m. at the scene of an accident on Waukegan Road at Inverleith Road and charged with DUI and failure to yield while turning. A...
  • Invasive beetle found in rhubarb at Chicago port

    Invasive beetle found in rhubarb at Chicago port
    Agriculture specialists at the Port of Chicago intercepted an invasive beetle while inspecting a shipment of rhubarb stems from the Netherlands, federal officials said. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Tuesday that Customs and Border Protection...
  • January gardening calendar

    January gardening calendar
    Almanac Average temperatures: High 72, low 50 Rainfall: 2.43 inches Florida Arbor Day: Jan. 16 The moon 1. Moon phases •Full moon: Jan. 4 •Last quarter: Jan. 13 •New moon: Jan. 20 First quarter: Jan. 26 2. Moon sign...
  • Happier hens, more expensive eggs

    To the editor: Thank you for the article on California's legally required transition to treating egg-producing hens humanely. ("Egg prices likely to rise amid laws mandating cage-free henhouses," Dec. 28) My only quibble is that the article does not...
  • Is that juice really healthy?

    Is that juice really healthy?
    Juice labels are intended to inform and protect the consumer, but that only works if you speak label-ese. If you're squeezing juice into your diet, keep an eye out for these key words before you buy. >>100 percent juice "Start by looking for '100...
  • Efforts to preserve, teach beekeeping ramp up

    Efforts to preserve, teach beekeeping ramp up
    We may be coming into the coldest part of winter, but that doesn't mean the wheels have stopped turning for those planning spring plantings. With months left to go before plow, shovel and hoe can hit the ground, beekeepers in the state are already...
  • Communities benefit when an investment in youth is made

    Readers of the Chicago Tribune have been rightly horrified and shocked by the stories of youth experiencing violence and running away from residential treatment facilities in Illinois and elsewhere. Any harm to young people is simply unacceptable, and...
  • Some Maryland-based businesses look to Cuban frontier

    Some Maryland-based businesses look to Cuban frontier
    Before the Cuban Revolution, Maryland's relationship with the Caribbean island was lots of sugar and spice. Baltimore-based McCormick & Co. and the defunct Baltimore Spice Co. did business there, and when a sugar refinery opened in 1922, a U.S....