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  • Pullman collects nearly $8 million in donations before Obama visit

    Pullman collects nearly $8 million in donations before Obama visit
    Residents fighting to preserve the Pullman neighborhood cheered President Barack Obama in Chicago on Thursday as he designated the factory district a national monument after an announcement of nearly $8 million in local donations to support site projects....
  • Fourth-graders and families to get free access to national parks

    Fourth-graders and families to get free access to national parks
    President Barack Obama, during a visit to Chicago on Thursday, will announce that all fourth-graders and their families will get free admission to national parks and other federal lands for a full year. Called "Every Kid in a Park," the White House said...
  • State spending review might delay park improvement project in Elmhurst

    State spending review might delay park improvement project in Elmhurst
    A habit the Elmhurst Park District has of updating an aging playground in one of its parks every year might have to be modified if a $400,000 state grant doesn't come through. A review of discretionary spending by Gov. Bruce Rauner means the matching...
  • State money for local park projects remains in limbo, awaits Rauner review

    State money for local park projects remains in limbo, awaits Rauner review
    On Jan. 3, in the twilight of his term, then-Gov. Pat Quinn announced that $26 million in state grants would be awarded to 75 local park projects across the state. The grants included $400,000 to renovate a Lake County aquatic facility, another $400,000...
  • Free fun for Presidents Day weekend

    Free fun for Presidents Day weekend
    It's a BOGO! This long weekend we're celebrating two holidays with Valentine's Day on Saturday and Presidents Day on Monday. For a change, I'm suggesting we forgo shopping and sales and get out and enjoy some free fun in the South Florida sun. In...
  • Coastal panel set to decide on bluff-top 5-mansion Malibu complex

     Coastal panel set to decide on bluff-top 5-mansion Malibu complex
    Millions of visitors from around the world have admired the surf from the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu. The twinkling lights that stretch by night from Point Dume to Palos Verdes have earned a dreamy moniker: the Queen's Necklace. On Thursday, the...
  • House subcommittee assails VA over West L.A. campus leases

    House subcommittee assails VA over West L.A. campus leases
    A congressional subcommittee on Tuesday ripped into the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for issuing commercial leases on its sprawling West Los Angeles campus while thousands of homeless veterans slept in the streets. "It's an atrocity," said Rep....
  • Snowstorms bring out the best in us — snow piles, the worst

    Snowstorms bring out the best in us — snow piles, the worst
    Big snowfalls bring out the best in us. As the flakes fall and the wind whips mounds into drifts, we rally. Those of us who can, shovel off our own sidewalks and maybe go a house or two up and down the street. Snowblower heroes carve pathways down...
  • BLM rejects application for Silurian Valley energy project

    BLM rejects application for Silurian Valley energy project
    The Bureau of Land Management on Thursday denied a Spanish company's application to build a controversial renewable energy facility in the Mojave Desert's remote Silurian Valley, deciding the sprawling project “would not be in the public interest.&...
  • For Chicago forecaster, stormy weather (or not) all in a day's work

    The memory of the February 2011 blizzard -- a monster dubbed "Snowpocalypse" that came complete with "thunder" snow -- remains fresh in meteorologist Mark Ratzer's mind. A senior weather forecaster at the National Weather Service's Chicago/Romeoville...
  • Gov. Wolf signs order barring drilling of new oil, gas wells in state forests, parks

    Gov. Wolf signs order barring drilling of new oil, gas wells in state forests, parks
    HARRISBURG — Fulfilling a campaign pledge, Gov. Tom Wolf on Thursday signed an order Thursday banning new drilling leases on public land, ending a short-lived effort by his Republican predecessor to expand the extraction of natural gas from rock...