| Sep 9, 2014
| 1:49 PM
Climate change will make survival of many bird species doubtful in much of the continental U.S., and Florida may become a kind of an avian life raft, according to a study released this week by the National Audubon Society.
The group examined 588 bird...
| 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...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 4:00 PM
At the age of 5 in Yellowstone National Park, I saw my first grizzly. With my family, I watched a mother and two cubs walk along the shore of Yellowstone Lake. The sighting was a highlight of our trip to America's oldest national park. It also helped...
| 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...
| 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...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 1:42 PM
The Dragonfly Darlings, an auxiliary group of the Russell Life Skills and Reading Foundation (RLSARF), will host their fourth annual "Women's Conference" Oct. 18. This year's theme is Education: Going Beyond the 3 R's.
RLSARF provides support and...
| 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...
| Sep 20, 2014
Tom Starrs grew up in Baltimore County, but even into his early 20s, he routinely passed Jones Falls without knowing it was there.
Orioles and Colts games had been staples of Starrs' youth, as were stops at the old Windy Valley General Store in...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 5:00 PM
Evanston Public Library officials on Monday re-issued a speaking invitation to a Palestinian-American writer after their earlier decision to call off his talk sparked an angry response on social media.
The Chicago writer, Ali Abunimah, said in a post on...