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  • Letterboxing In State Forests

  • Daytrippers: Vermont Snowmobile Tour

    Daytrippers: Vermont Snowmobile Tour
    Somewhere in the whitened wilderness outside Mount Snow, Vt., as the wind whips through acres of huddled pines, comes the thick drone of a herd of high-powered snowmobiles. It's the only way to go. "It's a totally different experience," said Mark...
  • Controversial Cook County forest preserve buy is largest in 45 years

    Controversial Cook County forest preserve buy is largest in 45 years
    As drivers top the crest of Algonquin Road in Barrington Hills, they’re treated to a rare sight in the Chicago area: a sweeping vista of horses grazing on rolling hills, groves of trees lining the horizon. The verdant expanse of land that makes up...
  • Will County officials looking to improve safety on bike trails

    Will County officials looking to improve safety on bike trails
    Days after a Mokena man died after falling off his bike on a Will County Forest Preserve trail, officials are looking at ways to ensure safety on the trails. Vaidas Varpucanskis, 42, died Aug. 9 after trying to avoid a jogger and a passing cyclist on...
  • Winnetka receives grant for flood control work

     Winnetka receives grant for flood control work
    Bolstered by a $2 million grant from the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District, officials in Winnetka said Tuesday that they are moving ahead with a $4 million stormwater management project aiming to prevent flooding on the northwest side of the...
  • Body of missing Naperville man found in South Dakota

    Body of missing Naperville man found in South Dakota
    The body of a missing Naperville man has been found in a remote wilderness area in South Dakota, authorities said. Jordan Baznik, 23, was reported missing by friends Aug. 7 in the Black Hills town of Keystone, according to Custer County Sheriff Lt....
  • Purchase completes Des Plaines River Trail

    Purchase completes Des Plaines River Trail
    The final piece of the Des Plaines River Trail may not seem like much – only about three-tenths of a mile – but it's been a long-time coming. Lake County Forest Preserves commissioners were overjoyed to add the missing piece of trail on...
  • Portugal, U.S. prepare for rain forest heat, humidity

    Portugal, U.S. prepare for rain forest heat, humidity
    Turns out the Amazon rain forest is air-conditioned. Well, the indoor parts at least. The outdoors? No so much. And that's become almost as big a topic of discussion in the run-up to Sunday's U.S.-Portugal game as Cristiano Ronaldo's sore knee....
  • Hawaii: Replicas of royal garb — with 250,000 feathers — go on display

    Hawaii: Replicas of royal garb — with 250,000 feathers — go on display
    As Hawaii celebrates King Kamehameha Day on Wednesday, a recently created feather cape, helmet and sash, which recall the monarch who is being honored across the state, will go on display. The featherworks were commissioned by Hawaiian Legacy...
  • Manaus is Brazil's jewel of the Amazon jungle

    Manaus is Brazil's jewel of the Amazon jungle
    It's that special time in the late afternoon when the light turns golden and life seems to move at the pace of a bygone era in the square that anchors this Amazon city's opera house. Children clamor to catch soap bubbles sent aloft by a vendor,...
  • Mohegan Tribe Buys Wood Pellet Factories To Diversify Revenues

    The Mohegan Tribe announced Wednesday it bought a wood-pellet production company in Ohio as part of an effort to diversify revenue in the face of growing competition within the gaming industry. The tribe said it bought a production plant that was owned...