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  • Environmentalists praise assembly session

    While others found much to criticize about this year's General Assembly, environmental activists hailed it Tuesday as the most significant in decades for advancing long-running efforts to restore the Chesapeake Bay. In a year when lawmakers balked at...
  • When snow moves out, deep cold moves in

    When snow moves out, deep cold moves in
    The worst snow this season hit the area about 10:30 p.m., and accumulations of between 3 and 5 inches have been reported across the region, weather officials said.   About 4.7 inches of snow accumulated near Midway Airport as of 8:40 p.m., said Jamie...
  • On Lake Michigan, a coal-burning steamship gets a pass

    On Lake Michigan, a coal-burning steamship gets a pass
    — Built in the 1950s for the brawny task of ferrying railroad cars, the last coal-burning steamship on the Great Lakes is billed today as a nostalgic vacation shortcut between Wisconsin and Michigan. But every day it sails between this old...
  • Badger ferry owners seek landmark status for coal-burning ship

    Badger ferry owners seek landmark status for coal-burning ship
    Facing a deadline to stop dumping toxic coal ash into Lake Michigan, owners of the last coal-powered steamship on the Great Lakes are pushing for it to join Mount Vernon, Lincoln's Tomb and Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthplace as a protected national...
  • Eat or be eaten!

    If you spent any time around the Susquehanna River below the Conowingo Dam over the summer, you probably noticed some of the same wanted posters that caught my eye. On those posters is the likeness of a fish, with a warning to anyone who catches one not...
  • Federal grants to boost Bay pollution trading efforts

    Federal grants to boost Bay pollution trading efforts
    The Chesapeake Bay region's fledgling pollution "trading" programs are getting an infusion of federal funds aimed at encouraging farmers to participate. The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Friday that it's awarding five grants totaling $2.6 $2....
  • New biography of legendary railroader John Work Garrett

    The optimistic incorporators and builders of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, the nation's first common carrier railroad, which was founded in Baltimore in 1827 and began building westward the next year, envisioned it would take 10 years and $10 million...
  • Lori Klein Adamek Oct. 21, 1944 - Sept, 29, 2012

    Lori Klein Adamek Oct. 21, 1944 -  Sept, 29, 2012
    Lori Klein Adamek, 67, passed away peacefully with her husband by her side at their home in La Cañada, CA on September 29, 2012. Born October 21, 1944, in Wilmette, IL to William and Ruth Klein, Lori graduated from New Trier High School (1962), and the...
  • Enough with the 1812 revisionism

    David Brandenburg's letter, published in The Sun on July 4 ("The truth about the War of 1812"), shows the danger of amateur historians who take small facts and from them draw a revisionist fallacious interpretation of the American historical narrative....
  • First drought this year hits state crops, lawns

    First drought this year hits state crops, lawns
    Even as the heat wave subsided this week, conditions for cornfields and lawns continue to be affected by what meteorologists are calling Illinois’s first drought of the year. Two-thirds of the state is experiencing at least a severe drought, and...
  • Dogs, guns and pies: All part of the job

    Melvin G. "Mel" Trimble Sr., a colorful and loquacious character I got to know some years ago, had one of the more interesting and necessary jobs with the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad and with its successor company, Chessie System. It relied upon his...