| Jun 25, 2014
| 6:32 PM
How soon people forget: One spring day just three years ago so much water was rampaging down the Sacramento River nobody knew where to put it.
All reservoirs up and down the Central Valley were full.
Oh, if only there was more storage space,...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 3:42 PM
Police Maj. Gary Gardner is scheduled to formally take the reins of the Howard County Police Department as its new chief after William McMahon retires June 30.
McMahon, 51, has served as chief since being named by County Executive Ken Ulman in 2006....
| Jun 30, 2014
| 3:55 PM
SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Pat Quinn on Monday signed into law a new state budget disliked by the governor, his running mate and even Republican challenger Bruce Rauner — a $35.7 billion spending plan that bows to election-year political realities....
| Jul 2, 2014
| 8:35 AM
A government watchdog criticized the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's controversial headquarters renovation, whose price tag has risen to an estimated $216 million, saying there was not a "sound business case" for the project because the agency...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 1:06 PM
Glenview Park Golf Club is expected to soon close for about $4.2 million in renovations and stormwater improvements.
The update, which is the biggest renovation the 18-hole golf course has seen in the last 35 to 40 years, is going to improve the club'...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Given the sacrosanct aura that's developed around pretty much everything to do with the Beatles over the past half-century, it seems unbelievable that anything related to the Fab Four might have ever gone missing through the decades.
But in coming up...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 9:04 PM
The flow of sand on the southernmost tip of Lake Michigan is out of balance, creating serious erosion in some places and too much sand in others, experts say.
After decades of treating the problem at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore in a more or less...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 4:09 PM
Government officials involved in the multistate Chesapeake Bay cleanup pledged Monday to broaden and accelerate the long-running effort, including a vow to address the impacts of climate change on the ailing estuary.
Governors of Maryland, Pennsylvania,...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 5:41 PM
As lawmakers struggle to craft a water bond proposal for voters, there's a huge reservoir of wonderful, non-controversial project ideas. But practically everyone is suffering from tunnel vision. Literally.
Not just the politicians, but —...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 4:00 AM
When New Jersey officials were ready to start rebuilding after Superstorm Sandy roared up the Atlantic Coast in October 2012, they were determined not to repeat the mistakes of disasters past.
So Richard Constable III, head of the state Department of...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 4:12 PM
As he awaits a hearing on his latest proposal for the renovation of Wrigley Field, Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts today pitched the benefits of the ballpark and a neighborhood overhaul to a Lakeview business group.
Ricketts cited the millions of people who...