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  • Fighting flooding: Program educates about options in age of severe weather

    Fighting flooding: Program educates about options in age of severe weather
    Not many projections in life rank as certain as death and taxes, but future flooding in and around Skokie is awfully close. There is only so much capacity in any stormwater management system, and with an increase in the number of heavy rainstorms, as...
  • Great blue herons return to Lake County marsh's nesting platforms

    Great blue herons return to Lake County marsh's nesting platforms
    On a morning that opened with frost on the ground while temperatures hovered around 30 degrees, signs of spring were literally in the air over the Almond Marsh in Grayslake for the Lake County Audubon Society's annual Rookery Watch. On Saturday, great...
  • Elgin, Forest Preserve to discuss option for day school land

    Elgin, Forest Preserve to discuss option for day school land
    Officials from Elgin and the Forest Preserve District of Kane County are set to meet April 15 for a preliminary discussion about a potential deal that would have the district getting the city's portion of what was the Fox River Country Day School,...
  • Lake County offers outdoor alternative to theme parks

    Lake County offers outdoor alternative to theme parks
    Is that cloying Disney tune "It’s a Small World" banging around endlessly in your cranium? Here in Lake County, we can help you. We also can assist if you’re feeling the urge to smother Harry Potter with his invisibility cloak and turn...
  • Florida travel calendar for February

    Florida travel calendar for February
    Check out festivals and events in February across the state. This list is organized by region. Central Florida (including Orlando, Kissimmee, Daytona Beach, Sanford, the Space Coast, Lakeland/Polk and Lake County) Jan. 31, 2014 - Feb. 1, 2015: 9th...
  • Toll Brothers Withdraws Efforts To Develop Cedar Mountain In Newington

    Toll Brothers Withdraws Efforts To Develop Cedar Mountain In Newington
    NEWINGTON — The 6-year-long battle of Cedar Mountain is over. Mayor Stephen Woods announced Thursday that Toll Brothers is dropping its long-standing and controversial attempt to build luxury homes on the mountain and the town will seek to buy...
  • Drones play a role in Hampton Roads science, research

    Drones play a role in Hampton Roads science, research
    In a few months, a pair of small unmanned drones will soar over forests and swamps in southwestern Nigeria, their onboard cameras scanning the ground for the remains of a lost civilization. They'll be sussing out the scars of large-scale ditches and...
  • Group offers modern take for grieving widows

    Group offers modern take for grieving widows
    Carolyn Moor and her husband were both 36 years old the night he was thrown from his vehicle in a hit-and-run accident that killed him. It was Valentine's Day nearly 15 years ago. Suddenly a widow with two young children, Moor joined a support group for...
  • Five kid-friendly nature areas to visit in Chicago and suburbs

     Five kid-friendly nature areas to visit in Chicago and suburbs
    The Chicago region offers a multitude of places where families can discover the natural world. In his book, “How to Raise a Wild Child” (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), paleontologist Scott Sampson offers advice on how parents can help kids...
  • Paradise by the flashbulb's lights

    Paradise by the flashbulb's lights
    Tall Southern tales, raging sawgrass fires and ambitious townsfolk living along the jagged coastline in the Ten Thousand Islands dwell in Jim Goldberg and Jordan Stein's new photography installation at the Norton Museum of Art. A spotlight on the...
  • Nature center's 10th anniversary celebrated

    Nature center's 10th anniversary celebrated
    County officials and the public joined together recently to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Green Cay Nature Center's opening in Boynton Beach. The original owners of the land were on hand, Ted and Trudy Winsberg. "We bought 300 acres of...