| 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.
| May 15, 2014
| 10:02 PM
There was something missing as Mayor Rahm Emanuel spoke on the Far Northwest Side in March to offer an explanation on what City Hall was doing about the roads after a winter that "left nothing but potholes and pockmarks throughout the city of Chicago."...
| May 13, 2014
| 12:19 PM
After 10 years of working to restore the Orland Grassland, Bill Fath is excited about the landscape he sees taking shape.
"You can just see all these wonderful prairie species, and it's just a wonderful thing to see, it really is," said Fath, a...
| May 16, 2014
| 2:11 PM
The Wilmette village board has signed off on a slew of zoning variances sought by Mather LifeWays for an ambitious $23.5 million expansion and renovation of its Wilmette senior living facility.
The vote came despite the village's zoning board of...
| May 18, 2014
| 6:58 PM
Every two weeks, a swath of Louisiana the size of this city's French Quarter vanishes into the Gulf of Mexico. Since the 1930s, the state has lost nearly 1,900 square miles, a quarter of its coastal land area.
For decades, oil and gas companies cut...
| May 20, 2014
| 4:45 AM
Howard County government and developer Howard Hughes Corp. have agreed to a five-year, $19-million renovation plan for Columbia's Merriweather Post Pavilion, County Executive Ken Ulman announced Monday.
Renovation is expected to be complete in 2019...
| May 20, 2014
Leaded gasoline is such a well-known scourge that automobile fuel made with the brain-damaging additive is still sold in only six countries: Afghanistan, Algeria, Iraq, Myanmar, North Korea and Yemen.
Shifting to unleaded fuel in the U.S. — the...
| May 24, 2014
The Boathouse Canton is a real beauty.
The restaurant and bar, located in the Tindeco Wharf apartment complex, makes excellent use of its waterfront location. From what we saw, people are responding. The restaurant was busy each time we visited, on a...
| May 22, 2014
| 2:38 PM
The Laguna Beach City Council will consider the latest draft of the view ordinance on Thursday.
The Citizens for View Protection and Restoration Steering Committee was created in 2013 when then-Mayor Kelly Boyd announced that he wanted a view ordinance...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 11:04 AM
In a typical January, the hillside above Dartmoor Street in North Laguna is almost awash in radiant green.
This year is different.
The hillside has a pocket of green, but it is largely surrounded by dirt and brown and gray brittle plants that are...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 7:52 AM
— Beneath a circus tent supplied by the federal government, residents of this map dot on the High Plains met night after night to plot a course for their town's future.
Eventually a vision emerged of an eco-friendly town that would attract...