| 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,...
| 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 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...
| 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...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 3:18 PM
A half century ago, when the Angeles National Forest still seemed relatively undisturbed and somewhat quaint to the towns folk below, a ceremony attended by 135 people was held to dedicate the new buildings comprising Chilao Mountain School.
Way up there...
| 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 2, 2014
| 5:35 AM
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...
| 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,...
| 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 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.