| Jul 6, 2014
| 7:06 PM
California's low-wage workers now have a little more money to pay their rent, see a doctor or hold an occasional backyard barbecue, now that the Fourth of July has come and gone.
The state's minimum wage rose one dollar Tuesday to $9 an hour.
| Jul 9, 2014
| 11:15 AM
Chicago is offering rooftop solar panel installations through the summer at 25 percent below market rates through a partnership with non-profit Vote Solar.
The idea, announced Wednesday, is to jumpstart solar installations in the city, according to...
| Jul 13, 2014
The discovery of a tiny microbe inside a rabbit's gut wooed Jennifer Holmgren away from the company where she had worked for 23 years and into the arms of a little known startup, LanzaTech New Zealand Limited.
This wasn't just any microbe.
Inside a test...
| May 8, 2014
Letters to the editor for the May 8 TribLocal print edition from Elmhurst, Oak Park and West Chicago.
This letter is in response to the Tribune story, "'I might have been able to defend myself'" (Front page, April 27).
I am so terribly...
| May 3, 2014
| 9:30 AM
As the developers of the proposed Somerset County wind farm, we feel compelled to respond to the blatant — and seemingly intentional — factual misstatements put forth in recent letters to the editor by opponents of our investment.
| May 3, 2014
| 11:00 AM
One can always hear a great "spin" in a story, particularly when the authors are activists for a cause. I refer to the commentary concerning wind turbines in Somerset County ("A wind-win situation," April 21). Authors Tom Vinson and Bruce Burcat are...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Happy National Doughnut Day! And how do you plan to celebrate?
There's something magical about the doughnut. You don't have to be Homer Simpson to swoon when you're greeted with all those bright colors and sparkly decorations in a doughnut shop...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 10:45 AM
There are some questions that mankind has puzzled over since the beginning of time: Why are we here? What happens after we die? Why do men have nipples? Is a hybrid car worth it?
That last question isn’t as old as the rest. Since Honda...
| May 27, 2014
| 4:33 PM
River Forest Elementary School District 90 will outfit its three schools with solar panels this summer.
Teachers will add lessons on renewable energy and solar power to complement the new panels, which are scheduled to be installed by the end of July,...
| May 28, 2014
| 2:55 PM
There’s new money available for a unique way to finance new windows and other improvements to your home or business, but most of Central Florida can’t use it yet.
Orlando engineer Jonathan Schaefer, of Leidos Engineering, is managing a...
| May 29, 2014
| 5:00 AM
CHICAGO — On Monday, President Obama plans to unveil what is likely to be the most significant initiative of his presidency to combat climate change: a new rule to cut carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants, the country's single...