| May 30, 2014
| 4:22 PM
Schools might soon be letting out, but educators and others who work with youth have a chance to continue their learning through wildlife-focused workshops. Formal educators and nonformal educators such as Scout leaders, afterschool educators and youth-...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 5:50 PM
A Rockford-area couple had an unexpected visitor to their home this morning: a black bear.
Sheryl Hutchinson and her husband, Michael Griffith, were enjoying breakfast around 10 a.m. when Hutchinson said she spotted the bear outside the window of her...
| Jun 11, 2014
About 30,000 channel catfish were released into the Chicago and Little Calumet rivers Tuesday as part of a program that officials say shows how far those urban waterways have come environmentally.
"This is exciting because the Chicago River is...
| May 13, 2014
| 11:40 AM
Orland Park received an unusual donation in April: a collection of Native American artifacts, including arrowheads and knives more than 1,000 years old, all found within the village.
Lester Marszalek, president of Greater Oak Lawn Diggers and an...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 5:31 PM
The gunshot wound suffered by a Virginia man while kayaking in Pasadena in April might have been self-inflicted, Maryland Natural Resources Police said Monday.
Police said the man shot himself at his home in Virginia last week and is hospitalized....
| Jun 9, 2014
| 9:46 AM
A South Carolina man died Sunday after suffering a medical emergency approximately one mile into a swimming event near the Bay Bridge, police said.
Robert Matysek, 58, of Charleston, S.C., suffered cardiac arrest at 11:20 a.m. on Sunday, about a quarter...
| May 13, 2014
| 1:38 PM
Homer Glen's 7th annual Earth Day-Arbor Day is scheduled to feature about 80 exhibits and activities, including beekeeping, blacksmithing, gardening advice, crafts, antique and electric car displays, bird and reptile exhibits and "mining" for natural...
| May 19, 2014
| 12:35 PM
The state's U.S. senators want to see a western Illinois site receive national park status, pointing to its historical significance as the first town founded and built by a former slave before the Civil War.
"Free" Frank McWorter started New ...
| May 24, 2014
| 5:57 PM
Two Kent Island men were found dead in the Chesapeake Bay Saturday morning after their small boat apparently was swamped with water, Natural Resources Police said.
Joshua Jon Rediger, 22, of Chester, and Robert Taylor Morelli, 23, of Stevensville, left...
| May 29, 2014
| 4:36 PM
Greater efficiency, increased use of renewable energy sources and other measures could reduce New England's demand for natural gas enough to avert the need to build a new pipeline, an environmental advocacy group said in a report released Thursday.
| Apr 4, 2014
Lydia Davis is back with a new book, her first since 2009's "Collected Stories" met with the acclaim that had long been her due. "Can't and Won't" is a collection of stories, it says on the cover, but some are more like poems. Some are one-liners. Some...