| Jun 18, 2014
| 7:30 PM
Worried that solar farms could overtake prized patches of open space, a Los Angeles councilman is asking the Department of Water and Power board to put off allowing new arrays that are mounted on the ground — part of its Feed-in Tariff program...
| 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...
| 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...
| May 6, 2014
| 7:06 AM
The Obama administration's issue of the day Tuesday is climate change.
Efforts include bringing in selected weathercasters from around the country, including John Morales from Miami's WTVJ-Ch. 6, to broadcast about the issue.
And the administration...
| 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...
| May 9, 2014
| 3:00 AM
President Obama will promote his record on energy efficiency on Friday by touting several initiatives he says are taking hold across the country – as well as the completion of one very close to home.
After years of delay, solar panels have been...
| May 16, 2014
| 5:08 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley vetoed a bill Friday that would have halted a huge wind energy project on the Eastern Shore, prioritizing renewable energy over the concerns of a major military installation in Southern Maryland.
In his veto message, O'Malley said...
| May 9, 2014
| 2:41 PM
President Obama spotlighted Wal-Mart Stores Inc. on Friday as part of a clean energy initiative.
Obama, who spoke at a Wal-Mart in Mountain View, Calif., announced executive actions intended to increase energy efficiency in buildings and vehicles. He...
| May 19, 2014
| 4:04 PM
The U.S. Supreme Court announced Monday that it will hear the whistle-blower case of a former federal air marshal who was fired in 2006 for revealing what he thought were crucial security lapses, including government plans to remove undercover officers...
| 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...
| May 10, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Comic actor Robin Williams, who stars on the sitcom "The Crazy Ones," is taking some trims in his real estate portfolio. First he sold a house in the Hollywood Hills for $869,000, and now he has listed a Napa Valley-area estate at $29.9 million.