| 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 6, 2014
| 3:42 PM
What's a restored Chesapeake Bay worth to Virginia? Nearly $50 billion a year.
That's the dollar value the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) came up with in a new report that for the first time takes a look at the economic benefits of a healthy watershed....
| Sep 9, 2014
| 12:11 PM
A Willowbrook man was found dead Monday afternoon after he fell off of a boat in Lake Michigan near Indiana Dunes State Park, authorities said.
Conservation officers from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources recovered the body of Amer Rustum, 54,...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 3:41 PM
A longtime Tellabs executive will lead Naperville's Human Resources Department, at least for the next three months.
The city selected James Sheehan from more than 100 applicants to head the department as an independent contractor, according to City...
| 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 27, 2014
| 5:00 PM
Highland Park has turned to Rudy Espiritu, a former DeKalb administrator with a love of the stage, to fill the role of deputy city manager.
As assistant city manager in DeKalb, Espiritu oversaw budget development, human resources and economic...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 8:04 AM
This may be remembered as the Year of the Prairie Chicken.
A project to replenish Illinois' prairie chicken population is going well so far, conservationists say, despite being pulled into the political fray earlier this summer. The three-year effort to...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 4:18 PM
Jen Z's Beauty Services in Highland Park will mark its seventh anniversary with an in-store celebration on Oct. 7.
"Jen Z" (Jennifer Zanotti Ori), 32, has been a make-up artist and esthetician for 13 years. After working as a manager for a large...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 4:03 PM
Editor's note: "DP Buzz" is an interactive feature of the Daily Press Opinion Page. We email weekly questions on issues and topics affecting Peninsula-area citizens. Each week, subscribers can choose whether to weigh in or not with a short answer. Here is...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 4:15 PM
Raymond Hartstein, the founding chairman of Oakton Community College, spearheaded the development of the Skokie campus and was on hand with his family in 1995 when it was named the Raymond Hartstein Campus in his honor.
"I remember standing next to my...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 9:45 AM
When Fort Monroe's Directorate of Public Works conducted the first archaeological assessment of the historic Army post in 1978, it didn't see much potential for uncovering subterranean secrets.
Every sign of prehistoric habitation was believed to have...