| Mar 25, 2014
| 9:19 AM
Who says it’s not easy being green?
When it comes to installing and operating a swimming pool, there are plenty of options that will allow consumers to have the pool of their dreams while protecting and preserving the environment.
It is more...
| Mar 23, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Spider-Man fans of all ages will be able to meet their favorite superhero this weekend when he makes an appearance at the Chicago Cultural Center for Earth Hour!
Here are the details from Columbia Pictures and WWF:
SPIDER-MAN SWINGS INTO ACTION TO...
| Mar 22, 2014
| 10:49 AM
Matt Kumpar paid $622 for the electricity his auto shop used in January, so he thought the February charge — a whopping $3,192 — was a mistake.
It wasn't. The rate for his electric supply skyrocketed, a shift his provider blamed on...
| Mar 27, 2014
Letters to the editor from Glen Ellyn, Elmhurst, Western Springs, Burr Ridge, Batavia, River Grove and West Chicago.
Obamacare for some
In most sports, when there's a rules violation, the official overseeing the contest will issue a penalty to the...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 6:02 PM
Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. In the Ukraine, the arrival of Russian troops in Crimea has opened old wounds among the Crimean Tatars, who once again fear they will be unwelcome in their homeland. This time, however, some are...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 6:34 AM
NEW LONDON — An intriguing proposal from a Hartford-based company could enable the city to capture cheap, renewable energy stored underground, potentially providing heat and cooling to municipal and commercial buildings.
"It's before preliminary,...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 9:00 PM
So, how about this weather? This question is often just small talk, but conversation about the recent weather has not been simple idle chatter. While Baltimore was bundled up against the frigid "polar vortex," Alaska saw record high temperatures. While...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 5:02 PM
Hundreds of acres of Maryland farmland that are protected from development at taxpayer expense could be turned into commercial wind or solar energy farms under legislation before the General Assembly.
Farm groups and the O'Malley administration...
| Feb 2, 2014
| 8:34 PM
SACRAMENTO — Michael Picker, the newest member of the powerful Public Utilities Commission, has a long history with Gov. Jerry Brown: He worked in the governor's mail room during his first term from 1975 to 1977.
"I delivered press releases," said...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 6:09 PM
Obama administration officials met with a nationwide task force of state and local leaders in Los Angeles Thursday to hear what the federal government can do to help communities confront climate change.
Gov. Jerry Brown and Los Angeles Mayor Eric...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Maryland citizens who enjoy preserved farmland and open space should oppose legislation in the General Assembly that would take land out of agricultural preservation and allow commercial solar or wind power infrastructure to be built there.