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  • Thomas J. Todd, science teacher, coach and track official, dies

    Thomas J. Todd was a high school cross-country and track coach in the western suburbs who went on to work as an official at Illinois High School Association track meets. Mr. Todd, 61, died of complications from lymphoma on Wednesday, Dec. 10 at Rush...
  • Tourism photo company hiring 55 for new HQ

    Tourism photo company hiring 55 for new HQ
    Tourism photo company Magic Memories is establishing its U.S. headquarters in Orlando as it begins hiring about 55 people to work at the Orlando Eye. "Mostly we are looking for hourly employees, but there will be some salaried positions at our...
  • Steps to start planning for your spring garden

    Steps to start planning for your spring garden
    It's officially winter. With the passing of the winter solstice last Sunday, we have finally reached the point where the days once again start getting longer. So as you recover from Christmas, start thinking about your spring garden. Start your 2015...
  • Harvesting solutions: How to address the plight of farmworkers in Mexico

    Harvesting solutions: How to address the plight of farmworkers in Mexico
    Last month, the Los Angeles Times published "Product of Mexico," a four-part series on the abuse of workers on Mexican megafarms that export fruits and vegetables to the United States. The articles and photographs documented dangerous and squalid housing,...
  • Chinese access to Gmail cut, regulators blamed

    Chinese access to Gmail cut, regulators blamed
    Chinese access to Google's Gmail has been blocked amid government efforts to limit or possibly ban access, which are popular among Chinese who seek to avoid government monitoring. Data from Google's Transparency Report show online traffic from China...
  • All science is not equal

    All science is not equal
    Science has come a long way from the days when we believed the universe revolved around the Earth, lobotomies were the best treatment for depression and germs didn't exist. But while you probably won't read any studies of alchemy or bloodletting in...
  • This Christmas or Hanukkah, ask Congress for Internet privacy laws

    This Christmas or Hanukkah, ask Congress for Internet privacy laws
    In the traditional holiday story, a man in a red velvet suit sneaks into our houses in the middle of the night. We'd call 911 if that actually happened. But as we buy presents for Christmas and Hanukkah, we are unwittingly letting strangers into our homes...
  • Hinsdale hires new public services director

    Hinsdale hires new public services director
    The Village of Hinsdale has hired a new public services director. George Peluso, who currently served as public works director for the Village of Flossmoor, will start the job Dec. 15. He will earn $128,000 a year. Peluso, will be responsible for...
  • U.S., China aim to talk more on biotech

     U.S., China aim to talk more on biotech
    With China gobbling up nearly 20 percent of U.S. farm exports, the two countries agree they should do a better job of working together on farming practices, including improving collaboration on biotechnology. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack...
  • Blotter: Food thefts lead to felony charges in River Forest

    Blotter: Food thefts lead to felony charges in River Forest
    The following items were collected from reports released by the River Forest Police Department. A 39-year-old Melrose Park man was charged with felony possession of a fraudulent identification card after an officer saw him hide a sandwich in his...
  • Blotter: Maywood man nabbed on warrant in River Forest

    Blotter: Maywood man nabbed on warrant in River Forest
    The following items were collected from reports released by the River Forest Police Department. A 27-year-old Maywood resident was arrested on a Kane County sheriff's police warrant for aggravated battery to a police officer after being stopped on the...