| Jul 2, 2014
| 5:20 AM
The wild grass is only now beginning to hide the scar left by the giant ditch digger that gouged a trench though Ron Kardos' Oceola Township, Mich., pasture last year for an oil pipeline but already Kardos is preparing for another onslaught of...
| 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 26, 2014
| 10:50 AM
The U.S. survived the Group of Death and is through to the Round of 16 in the World Cup.
American fans were forced to sit on the edge of their seats for nearly a half hour on Thursday, using two-screen viewing as the U.S. trailed Germany and Ghana...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 9:57 AM
Lake Forest's $4 million Forest Park makeover remains in construction mode as a Memorial Day deadline passed without much park for the public to view or visit.
The historic park, just east of Lake and Deerpath roads at the lakefront, has been closed...
| 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...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 3:54 PM
After three years away, I am back in Armenia, writing to you from a fourth-floor balcony overlooking a city perpetually caught between East and West.
Warm winds have overtaken the capital, Yerevan, in the last few days, but they are stirring up more than...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 4:01 PM
Representatives from several local organizations came to City Hall Monday with hats in hand, asking the City Council to dedicate $288,950 of next year’s budget to key projects and programs throughout the community.
Council members have engaged in...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 12:50 PM
About 20 Elmhurst residents squeezed into a small conference room Monday to complain to members of the Public Works Committee that chronic stormwater flooding problems appear to be worsening over years of what they see as a lack of effective action by...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 12:37 PM
Construction will start next week on two new detention basins designed to keep streets from flooding in the Catalina and Golfview subdivisions, Orland Park officials said.
The basins, which will collect and store storm water runoff, are part of...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 12:40 PM
Local and state officials Friday painted a dire portrait of what's to come as the state moves into what they say will be one of the worst fire seasons ever.
With California in the grip of a prolonged drought that has only worsened in recent months, the...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 6:30 PM
HONG KONG - China Film Group, the state-owned enterprise that dominates the Chinese movie industry, is set to raise up to $740 million from its upcoming share listing.
The company will float, on the Shanghai Stock Exchange, shares of its China Film Corp....