| Aug 18, 2014
| 3:51 PM
With no new plans or information to discuss, Batavia officials backed off a discussion this week on a proposed industrial park along Kirk Road.
At a Joint Committee of the Whole meeting last week, aldermen canceled discussion of a recommendation to...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 12:30 PM
When filmmakers shot Fox Searchlight's upcoming "Wild" at Crater Lake National Park in Oregon, officials could not have been more helpful, says the movie's location manager, Nancy Haecker.
What a contrast from the stereotype of government bureaucracy --...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 4:43 AM
North Central College got the green light to build its new science center in Naperville's Historic District despite concerns from some neighbors about its size.
The three-story facility will be constructed at Loomis Street and Van Buren Avenue after six...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 3:52 PM
The site of Newport Beach's former City Hall, where a council gavel was last pounded in November 2012, is one step closer to becoming a 130-room hotel.
Likened by designers to "the quintessential beach house," plans for the Lido House Hotel received...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 9:00 PM
The killing of a young black man by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo., and the subsequent military-style police response to protests has illuminated two very disturbing phenomena. One is older than our republic -- racial prejudice -- and the other is...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 7:35 PM
— Before Congress hit the road for a five-week summer break, lawmakers checked one item off their to-do list: saving the federal Highway Trust Fund from running out of money within days.
But that nearly $11 billion fix only pays for road and bridge...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 3:35 PM
The Kremlin has struck back at the United States and the European Union, banning imports of food and agricultural products from countries that imposed sanctions against Russia for its behavior in Ukraine.
Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 5:00 AM
To the editor: I have a hard time feeling sympathetic toward Garfield County, Utah, Sheriff James Perkins, who claims the U.S. Bureau of Land Management acts like a "belligerent occupying army." ("BLM, local law enforcement tensions near breaking point in...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 7:30 PM
The village of Oakwood Hills hides on the edges of suburbia, away from major roads and huddled around tiny Silver Lake, an enclave of about 2,000 people.
There are no sidewalks, stores, churches or factories — just houses, some of them vacation...
| Aug 9, 2014
| 9:28 PM
Hawaii voters went to the polls on Saturday for the state's primary election as local authorities and residents rushed to clean up debris from one tropical storm with only a day to prepare for an approaching hurricane.
Voters are to decide a Democratic...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 6:05 AM
Located at the crossroads of Interstates 80 and 25, the small city of Cheyenne, Wyo. offers a welcome stopping point to travelers making their way through this part of the country. From supercomputers and a surprising food scene to outdoor adventure and...