| Mar 4, 2014
| 10:12 AM
The Whalon Lake preserve on the border of Bolingbrook and Naperville offers a spacious space for just about any nature-related, social activity.
The outdoor options for local residents are set to increase, as Gov. Pat Quinn's office announced last...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 4:10 PM
The Harriet Beecher Stowe Center is offering free tours for Hartford residents on Saturdays throughout 2014. The Center invites all Hartford residents, including students at Hartford colleges and universities to "Get to Know Stowe" through a free Saturday...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 3:12 PM
ST. PAUL, Minn. – President Obama visited a revived train station in the Midwest on Wednesday to extol the benefits of federal spending on light rail, roads and bridges, as he offered cautious praise for a Republican tax reform effort that could...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 6:10 PM
A group representing college financial aid administrators says it was blindsided by a congressman's contention that schools have misled students into paying for unnecessary applications.
In a report released early this month, U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings,...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 2:08 PM
Downers Grove Park District leaders plan to apply for a state grant that they would use to make major repairs to its downtown community center.
Officials said they will seek $1 million from the Park and Recreational Facility Construction (PARC) grant...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 4:10 PM
Grant Program Links Public, Private Groups to Improve the Environment and Preserve Resources
The USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is currently accepting applications nationally for competitive grants to develop and accelerate...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 1:37 PM
Des Plaines has agreed to pay the Illinois Department of Transportation $92,000 as a settlement in an alleged scheme by some in the city's police department to pad grant-funded overtime pay by faking DUI arrest records.
The agreement, announced...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 3:04 PM
Downers Grove officials are exploring the idea of a grant program they say could help churches shrink their stormwater bills.
Village staff recently drafted a plan in which church property owners would make structural improvements to their land to...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 4:00 AM
WASHINGTON -- Americans overwhelmingly agree that the income gap between the rich and everyone else has grown in recent years, but they are divided sharply by party when asked what, if anything, the government should do about it.
Roughly two-thirds of...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 4:04 PM
California officials Tuesday opened applications for a $250-million grant program to help students connect their academic learning with careers, marking the nation’s largest effort of its kind, officials said.
Programs linking academics, technical...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 9:16 AM
Laguna Beach will seek public input Feb. 10 on ways to improve the city's transit system.
IBI Group, Inc., a consulting firm, was hired to review the city's transit system and make recommendations for improvements. The company has studied the main-...