| 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 3, 2014
| 7:35 AM
A wildfire burning in Napa County has forced hundreds of evacuations and scorched thousands of acres of parched vegetation, but it continues to miss the region’s famous wineries.
The Butts fire has charred 3,800 acres of brush, pine and oak...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 10:06 AM
— Azy lumbered into a glass-enclosed studio, tossed a barrel aside and clambered onto the platformlike seat closest to a computer touch screen. With a glance at Rob Shumaker on the other side of the glass, he pointed to the computer as if to say,...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 2:41 PM
Voters in Old Saybrook on Tuesday can secure the protection of one of the great parcels of open land left in southern New England.
Residents will vote on whether to commit $3 million of a total purchase price of $8.09 million to buy the pristine,...
| 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,...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 2:12 PM
After College of DuPage announced it would close its community education farm, forest preserve district leaders offered to host the outdoor classroom in Wheaton, about two miles off the college's main campus.
DuPage County Forest Preserve District...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 7:45 AM
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...
| May 27, 2014
| 5:05 AM
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,...
| May 29, 2014
| 1:09 PM
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...
| May 30, 2014
| 2:59 PM
The Lake County Forest Preserves received a call about a swath of the Fort Sheridan lake bluff that had collapsed into Lake Michigan after the heavy rains earlier this week.
But when Jim Anderson, the forest preserves' natural resource manager,...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 3:52 PM
A major environmental restoration project on the lakefront around Fort Sheridan, estimated to cost about $13.6 million, could begin in the fall of 2015 after years of planning, according to local and regional officials involved with the project.