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  • South and west suburban area events, Sept. 4-10

    South and west suburban area events, Sept. 4-10
    Here's a look at upcoming events in and around the south and west suburbs. Listings are subject to change. Please call the venue in advance. To submit an event for consideration, please go here: http://triblocal.com/events. Thursday, Sept. 4 Burr...
  • Officials: Chicago man drowns near Starved Rock

    Officials: Chicago man drowns near Starved Rock
    A 22-year-old Chicago man drowned in the Illinois River near Starved Rock State Park Saturday night, officials said. According to Illinois Conservation Police Sgt. Robert Frazier, Angel L. Barreto, of the 2100 block of West Birchwood Avenue in the...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Centennial Anniversary Heublein Tower Toot

    The 26th Annual Heublein Tower Toot to be held Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 18 & 19 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m, celebrates the Tower's centennial anniversary. The event is held during the Farmington Valley's spectacular fall foliage season, and there is no rain...
  • A Visit To The Ruins Of The Storied Camp Columbia In Morris

    A Visit To The Ruins Of The Storied Camp Columbia In Morris
    As I look up at the stone observation tower on the grounds of Camp Columbia State Park, I can't help but think of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale "Rapunzel." It's the story of a girl locked away in a tower who grows long locks of blond hair. Visitors call...
  • South Dakota: Buffalo roundup planned at Custer State Park

    South Dakota: Buffalo roundup planned at Custer State Park
    Cowboys, cowgirls and park rangers this month will wrangle about 1,300 bison in an Old West-style roundup at Custer State Park in South Dakota. The 49th Buffalo Roundup (yes, they're bison but the buffalo name stuck) at the park takes place Sept. 26....
  • From suburban Maryland, U.S. firm tracks gruesome jihadi videos

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - From an office in the Washington suburb of Bethesda, Maryland, a small team scans the Web 24 hours a day for jihadi videos often featuring gruesome executions by groups such as Islamic State.     On Tuesday, SITE Intelligence...
  • Outdoors notebook

    Shorebirds' Day: In an effort to raise public awareness about the need to protect shorebirds and their habitats, John U. Lloyd Beach State Park in Dania Beach is taking part in World Shorebirds' Day from 6:30-8:30 a.m. Sept. 6. Volunteers will meet with a...
  • Outdoors calendar

    Sept. 6: In an effort to raise public awareness about the need to protect shorebirds and their habitats, John U. Lloyd Beach State Park in Dania Beach is taking part in World Shorebirds' Day from 6:30-8:30 a.m. Volunteers will meet with a park ranger at...
  • Go to state parks for free on Literacy Day

    The Lake County Library System's Adult Literacy Program and the Florida Park Service will celebrate International Literacy Day on Monday. Visitors can get free admission to any state park system including Lake Griffin State Park, 3089 U.S. Highway 27-441...
  • Nobody asked me, but 'stun' judge needs to really retire

    Nobody asked me, but 'stun' judge needs to really retire
    Nobody asked me, but… A judge who orders an electric shock to silence a criminal defendant who refuses to shut up during a court proceeding has relinquished his eligibility for retirement duty on the bench. This is alleged to have happened when...
  • Events planned around the Lehigh Valley area

    Events planned around the Lehigh Valley area
    LEHIGH COUNTY JUDITH'S READING ROOM seeks nominations for its inaugural Judith F. Krug Freedom Through Literacy Award to honor individual champions of literacy. Applications available on Sept. 2. Submission deadline: Jan. 26, 2015. Info: http://www....