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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...
  • Oak Brook general sales tax revenue hits all-time high

    Oak Brook general sales tax revenue hits all-time high
    The $12 million-plus in general sales tax revenue collected by Oak Brook in 2014 marks the highest receipts ever for the village. Collections for 2014 are based on sales from October 2013 through September 2014 and totaled $12,004,427. That bested the...
  • Thomas Nelson named top 5 in 'Best for Vets'

    Thomas Nelson Community College ranked fifth in the Military Times' Best for Vets Career and Technical Colleges listing. The rankings evaluated schools that responded to the military-orientated publication's survey of more than 100 questions and...
  • Agencies to explain Farm Bill

    Federal and state agencies will provide an information session from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Dec. 8 to explain the federal 2014 Farm Bill that passed Feb. 7. The session will be held at the Yorktown Library at 8500 George Washington Memorial Highway and...
  • Museum of Science and Industry opens holiday exhibit Nov. 13

     Museum of Science and Industry opens holiday exhibit Nov. 13
    People around the world celebrate the upcoming holiday season in myriad ways. The Museum of Science and Industry salutes that diversity with its colorful dual celebration, "Christmas Around the World" and "Holidays of Light." The festivities open with 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...
  • Year in review York and Poquoson: Oysters and taxes

    York County's efforts to skirt state legislation that took away local governments' ability to restrict commercial oyster farms, the county's 80,000-ideal population capacity and Poquoson's 10-cent tax hike drew readers' attention this year. After the...
  • Report: A healthy Chesapeake Bay is worth $50 billion a year to Virginia

    Report:  A healthy Chesapeake Bay is worth $50 billion a year to Virginia
    What's a restored Chesapeake Bay worth to Virginia? Nearly $50 billion a year. That's the dollar value the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) came up with in a new report that for the first time takes a look at the economic benefits of a healthy watershed....
  • Blotter: Fire deliberately set in Lake Forest restroom

    Blotter: Fire deliberately set in Lake Forest restroom
    The following items were taken from Lake Forest police records. A 31-year-old Lake Forest man was arrested at 9:49 p.m. Oct. 13 on Route 41 at Westleigh Road. He was served with a Cook County warrant for driving on a suspended license and transported to...
  • Blotter: Stolen lawn mower in Lake Forest

    Blotter: Stolen lawn mower in Lake Forest
    The following incidents were taken from Lake Forest police reports: A riding lawn mower was stolen from a residence in the 700 block of Washington Road sometime during the weekend of Oct. 1-2. A 75-year-old Lake Forest woman was arrested at 10:14 p.m....
  • Forest Park gets thousands of plants — and a new life

    Forest Park gets thousands of plants — and a new life
    When European buckthorn and other nonnative invasive plants were removed from Forest Park in Lake Forest this spring, people driving along Deerpath Road or walking on the park's lawn could see Lake Michigan. The view had been obscured for many years as...