| 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...
| 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...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 11:53 AM
Work is underway on Metro @ Compton Senior Apartments, a $19.5-million housing community near several transit stops, including the light rail Metro Blue Line.
The project is being developed by Meta Housing Corp. of Los Angeles, which specializes in...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 2:13 PM
Orland Park residents could see big increases in their electric bills by June. Rates for the village's opt-out electrical aggregation program will likely jump by about 33 percent, while Commonwealth Edison is also expected to increase rates, village...
| Feb 23, 2014
PARIS — Not long ago, I attended a colloquium of French scientists and philosophers in Corsica, France, called "How to Think About the Future." With few exceptions, the astrophysicists, economists, physicians and social theorists on hand offered...
| Mar 26, 2014
After nearly 38 years working for the National Park Service, I hung up my "flat hat" this month and retired as superintendent of Joshua Tree National Park. That means I can now speak out against pending proposals with the potential to harm our country's...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 10:16 AM
The cost of Oak Park's all-renewable energy is expected to rise about 20 percent in June when the village will start a new contract under its Community Choice Aggregation energy program.
The existing contract with energy supplier Integrys expires in...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Name: PowerPot V
What it is: A thermoelectric cooking pot that produces as much as 5 watts of power to charge smartphones, iPods, GPS devices, etc., when heating water. The kit comes with the power-producing pot and a smaller pan, plus an electrical...
| Apr 19, 2014
| 9:00 PM
WASHINGTON — The political attack ad that ran recently in Arizona had some familiar hallmarks of the genre, including a greedy villain who hogged sweets for himself and made children cry.
But the bad guy, in this case, wasn't a fat-cat lobbyist or...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 9:22 AM
Wednesday's Pictures in the News begins in New York, where firefighters were battling a five-alarm blaze caused by a suspected explosion at a building in East Harlem....
| 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...