| Jan 23, 2012
| 4:35 PM
The following items were taken from Downers Grove police reports on Jan. 23. Missing ring A diamond ring valued at $20,000 went missing from a …...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 4:38 PM
The California Department of Justice will be able to analyze routine DNA evidence in only 30 days, up to four times faster than before, Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris announced Wednesday....
| Jan 24, 2012
| 4:41 PM
Deen, the queen of Southern cuisine, recently revealed that she has type 2 diabetes and that she learned of her condition three years ago. She opened up about her health in an interview on "Today," where she also revealed she had become a spokeswoman...
| May 21, 2011
| 9:24 PM
The first of our “cool and wet” turf diseases has started to show up in home lawns. Nancy Bosold, our regional turf educator sends this information: Red thread (and the similar disease pink patch) is enjoying our weather conditions. In......
| Jan 2, 2011
•Scientific name: Bougainvillea species
•Growth habit: A woody, evergreen vine often taking the shape of a rambling shrub and growing to over 20 feet tall and wide. The leaves are heartlike in shape with smooth margins, medium to dark green...
| Nov 27, 2011
| 6:04 AM
Some companies with interests in Maryland have found a new way to show support for Gov. Martin O'Malley: They're contributing tens of thousands of dollars to the Democratic Governors Association.
Last December, O'Malley took the helm of the DGA, where as...
| Nov 25, 2011
| 12:33 PM
Average temperatures: High 73 Low 53
Rainfall: 2.31 inches
Winter arrives: Dec. 22
Average date for first frost: Dec. 18
1. Moon phases
•First quarter: Dec. 2
•Full moon: Dec. 10
•Last quarter: Dec. 17
| Dec 14, 2011
| 12:05 PM
Carolina Rodriguez never had asthma until she turned 18--and it got worse when she became pregnant with her first child Kaysie who is now two-and-a-half years old.
Carolina is now 18 weeks pregnant with her second child and her asthma is back.
| Dec 18, 2011
Colleen Kegg hasn't worked out the details of her exit plan yet. But about one thing, Kegg is clear: When she can no longer feed herself or go to the bathroom without assistance, she will take steps to end her life. A rare and incurable neurological...
| Dec 30, 2011
| 8:43 PM
Q. The Drake elm in my yard and those of the neighbors produce thousands of seeds every fall and I spend most of the years pulling the seedlings up. How do you control the problem?
A. Like you, most gardeners spend some time pulling out the Drake elm...
| Jan 3, 2012
| 8:42 PM
Beyond what we eat, what we're born with and what we do, our environment contributes in major — and mostly unnoticed — ways to our health and our weight.
All have conspired to make two-thirds of adult Americans and one-third of American...