| Aug 15, 2014
| 7:40 PM
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...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 2:38 PM
The final piece of the Des Plaines River Trail may not seem like much — only about a third of a mile — but it's been a long time coming.
Lake County Forest Preserves commissioners were happy to add the missing piece of trail Tuesday,...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 1:47 PM
It may cost the city of Wheaton more than $1.2 million to restock its parkway trees, an impact of the emerald ash borer infestations in the area.
That's on top of another estimated $855,000 over the next fiscal year to remove more ash trees, city...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 2:11 PM
More than 134,000 acres have burned in a series of California wildfires that were mostly sparked by lightning last week, fire officials reported this week.
The wildfires have been difficult to fight because most are burning in remote and unforgiving...
| Jul 24, 2014
| 1:05 PM
While Panama is emerging as a favored destination for vacationers looking for great beaches, tropical rain forest and rich biodiversity, its first claim to fame was the Panama Canal, which celebrates its 100th anniversary this summer.
At the center of...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 5:12 PM
Developers of a large senior living complex in Annapolis have more work to do before their proposal can gain preliminary environmental approval from city officials.
On Friday the city sent developers of Crystal Spring Annapolis – a proposed mix of...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 2:21 PM
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...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 10:19 AM
Firefighters have slowly begun to make progress against a growing 7,000-acre wildfire burning in the Sierra National Forest, officials reported Thursday.
The French fire, which started along the Rock Creek and Fish Creek campgrounds, is now 10%...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 1:45 PM
The livin' is easy
"The Beaverbrook Homemakers held their annual crab feast Saturday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Stallings of Durham Rd. E. It is at this time each year that the ladies' husbands are their guests at a favored...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 10:15 PM
Towns were evacuated and homes were threatened Tuesday as firefighters battled at least 13 major wildfires across drought-stricken California.
An abundance of thunderstorms caused by monsoonal winds from the southeast caused many of the fires --...
| Jul 30, 2014
Hydraulic fracturing to squeeze oil and gas from rock buried deep underground is either a financial windfall for landowners and communities or an environmental Pandora's box — depending on whom you ask.
Until now, eastern Virginia hasn't been...