| Oct 11, 2014
| 10:51 AM
Wildlife biologists are putting tracking collars and cameras on bears near Central Florida neighborhoods.
The devices, which rely on GPS technology, beam the animal's location to a computer every half-hour and may help the study team understand where...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 5:17 AM
Opening Tuma Lake in Willow Springs, planned for this fall, may be delayed as long as two years to restock fish killed off by the harsh winter.
Fish had been put in the lake over the past two to three years, said Steve Silic, fisheries biologist with...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 5:24 PM
Less than a year after the first moving vans arrived, the city's largest public housing complex is now nearly devoid of life.
Lincoln Park Apartments is nearly vacant, save for six families and a few staff members keeping watch over the facility along...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 4:02 PM
Veterans of the Will County Forest Preserve District will have a chance for early retirement starting next summer.
Forest preserve commissioners recently approved a program that would allow employees who are at least 50 years old and have 20 years of...
| Oct 5, 2014
| 12:58 PM
The new nature center at Naperville's Knoch Knolls Park is being touted as an educational resource for all ages as well as a meeting place for those wishing to explore the entire 224-acre tract.
Following 14 months of construction, officials recently...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 12:30 PM
As chairman of Universal Pictures, Donna Langley is one of the few women in her position in the entertainment industry. Her work with the nonprofit organization Vital Voices and its global mentorship program has also influenced her day job.
| Oct 10, 2014
| 9:52 AM
Like choosing between Coca-Cola or Pepsi, deciding the nation's best fast food burger is a long-debated topic which will likely always lead to disagreement.
But according to a recent YouGov.com poll, burger chains Five Guys and Burger King tie for...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 5:11 PM
A hunter encountering a wildlife conservation officer may be recorded on video this winter.
A bill allowing Pennsylvania conservation officers to wear body cameras while on duty has passed the House. The Senate is expected to take up the legislation...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 11:20 AM
The development of natural gas supplies located deep in the rocky landscape of Western Maryland carries significant environmental risks, but there are regulations the state can impose that would reduce those dangers. The latest study of this issue —...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 1:24 PM
Countering its image as the state's water waster, Southern California rallied during the summer and dramatically cut its water use, new state numbers show.
The State Water Resources Control Board on Tuesday announced that Californians sharply cut their...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 8:03 PM
St. Charles' first-ever regatta Saturday in Pottawatomie Park along the Fox River had been planned meticulously by organizers for months.
Spectators dressed in Kentucky Derby-style garb would cruise down the river in a large paddle boat, enjoying drinks...