| Mar 23, 2015
| 5:30 AM
An Aurora man who broke both legs in a fall from a canyon ledge in Starved Rock State Park could face charges, authorities said.
Christopher Stewart, 18, of Aurora, climbed over a wooden railing, stepped off a walkway and jumped onto a rim along Wildcat...
| Mar 21, 2015
| 9:06 AM
A man suffered two broken legs after falling from a canyon in Starved Rock State Park Friday afternoon, officials said.
Utica Fire Protection District firefighters found the man at about 5:15 p.m. after receiving a call that someone had fallen from a...
| Mar 19, 2015
| 7:20 PM
The partners behind the group renovating the pavilion at Indiana Dunes State Park and building an adjacent conference/banquet center include Porter County's former Republican Party chairman and the operators of County Line Orchard.
| Feb 13, 2015
| 1:42 PM
With a population that has grown steadily over the past few years, Palm Coast and Flagler County are proving to be the softest patch of Florida's many beaches in which to settle down.
Visitors needn't worry, either. This stretch of coastal delights...
| Mar 20, 2015
| 10:26 AM
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The neighbor is spreading around her doggie treats again. The joys of spring are back....
| Feb 16, 2015
| 9:57 AM
If the notion of firing a rifle, fishing on ice or kayaking in winter seems intimidating, Peggy Farrell has a solution: Give it a try for a weekend in a nonjudgmental setting among others whose curiosity outweighs experience.
Farrell is director of...
| Mar 17, 2015
| 2:10 PM
HARTFORD — Connecticut's air quality last year was the best in decades, according to the state's official environmental watchdog group, but we're not doing so well on preserving open space or protecting bats and turtles.
The Council on...
| Mar 16, 2015
| 7:37 AM
The Porter County chapter of the Izaak Walton League doesn't have a problem with renovation work on the interior of the beach pavilion at Indiana Dunes State Park.
What the conservation group does have a problem with is plans to build a three-story...
| Mar 14, 2015
| 4:48 AM
I'm not sure exactly when it happened. Maybe it was while I was mesmerized by the rockweed undulating in the clear waves of Long Island Sound. Perhaps it was while I was looking over the beach and the grounds of the abandoned Seaside Sanatorium from the...
| Mar 14, 2015
| 4:30 AM
Craggy, dome-shaped Morro Rock rises 576 feet above the shore, an attractive site for climbers and a sacred one for two Native American tribes.
And that's the essence of a dispute between the tribes that has simmered for more than a decade.
| Mar 13, 2015
| 12:06 PM
Gov. Bruce Rauner has suspended funds earmarked to finance major park projects throughout the state, a move that jeopardizes ongoing renovations to a major Glen Ellyn park.
Illinois Association of Park Districts leaders said in a release to its...