| Jul 7, 2011
| 9:54 AM
Driving a Ford F-350 Crew Cab pickup truck with four-wheel drive and the off-road package raised me almost to the level of “big rig” drivers. You sit high and enjoy a commanding view ahead.
Driving this truck also meant I picked up a new...
| Sep 13, 2010
| 2:10 PM
POSITION: Video Journalist
REPORTS TO: Assistant New Director
ROLE: Responsible for reporting, shooting and editing video news stories and producing still content from video for use in print and on-line. Regularly...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 2:43 PM
Determined to reduce pollutants found in stormwater and elsewhere in the local environment, officials in Winnetka this week moved one step closer to banning the use of coal tar-based driveway and parking lot sealants in the village.
If the proposed coal...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 11:16 AM
The completion of the $1 million Skokie Pump Station reconstruction in Winnetka this month is expected to help stem flooding problems in the village, officials said.
Located where a ditch on Cook County Forest Preserve property enters the Skokie River,...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Thousands of old-style cardboard sleeves for Jack White's album "Lazaretto" sit in tightly packed checkerboard rows at Stoughton Printing plant in the City of Industry, 12.3-inch squares waiting to be stuffed with 12-inch circles.
Jack Stoughton Jr.,...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 2:13 PM
Several major construction projects in Naperville are facing delays due to the rainy weather this month.
Work at Naper Settlement, Sportsman's Park and the new Knoch Knolls Nature Center has been affected, according to officials.
The delays come as...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 12:35 PM
An early morning fire today caused an estimated $400,000 in damage to Grandma Sally's restaurant in Naperville, but authorities say it does not appear suspicious.
An alarm went off in the building in the 400 block of East Ogden Avenue at about 2:15 a.m....
| Jul 26, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The state of Florida has filed a lawsuit against the former officers of Digital Domain Media, accusing them of defrauding the state and local governments out of $82 million.
Digital Domain Media was the former owner of the Venice visual effects...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 6:15 PM
Firefighters rescued a man from the roof of a burning building in Aurora this evening, officials said.
The fire erupted at a building in the 600 block of High Street, said city spokesman Dan Ferrelli.
When fire crews got there they found a man on...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 1:32 PM
Growing, blooming and fruiting in the heat of summer, enduring the cold of winter and the fury of hurricanes, mangoes have made this land their home — the warm, southern extreme of South Florida between the ocean and the great expanse of the...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 7:18 AM
ARENBERG PORTE DU HAINAUT, France - Chris Froome's attempt to win a second successive Tour de France ended in bitter disappointment after less than a week of the race Wednesday when he crashed out on stage five.
On a miserable, rain-sodden day in...