| May 8, 2014
Letters to the editor for the May 8 TribLocal print edition from Elmhurst, Oak Park and West Chicago.
This letter is in response to the Tribune story, "'I might have been able to defend myself'" (Front page, April 27).
I am so terribly...
| May 6, 2014
| 7:06 AM
The Obama administration's issue of the day Tuesday is climate change.
Efforts include bringing in selected weathercasters from around the country, including John Morales from Miami's WTVJ-Ch. 6, to broadcast about the issue.
And the administration...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 2:13 PM
Orland Park residents could see big increases in their electric bills by June. Rates for the village's opt-out electrical aggregation program will likely jump by about 33 percent, while Commonwealth Edison is also expected to increase rates, village...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 11:19 AM
Biofuels are known as an environmentally friendly alternative to gasoline. But two recent studies call into question how green they really are.
According to one study published in the journal Nature Climate Change, fuels derived from corn stover -- or...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 10:16 AM
The cost of Oak Park's all-renewable energy is expected to rise about 20 percent in June when the village will start a new contract under its Community Choice Aggregation energy program.
The existing contract with energy supplier Integrys expires in...
| May 8, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Certain foods taste just like summer, and corn on the cob is one of them. What many people don’t know is that ethanol isn’t made from corn you’d put on the grill. It’s produced from No. 2 yellow corn, and it’s getting you...
| May 9, 2014
| 2:41 PM
President Obama spotlighted Wal-Mart Stores Inc. on Friday as part of a clean energy initiative.
Obama, who spoke at a Wal-Mart in Mountain View, Calif., announced executive actions intended to increase energy efficiency in buildings and vehicles. He...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 11:53 AM
Work is underway on Metro @ Compton Senior Apartments, a $19.5-million housing community near several transit stops, including the light rail Metro Blue Line.
The project is being developed by Meta Housing Corp. of Los Angeles, which specializes in...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 6:02 PM
Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. In the Ukraine, the arrival of Russian troops in Crimea has opened old wounds among the Crimean Tatars, who once again fear they will be unwelcome in their homeland. This time, however, some are...
| Mar 22, 2014
| 10:49 AM
Matt Kumpar paid $622 for the electricity his auto shop used in January, so he thought the February charge — a whopping $3,192 — was a mistake.
It wasn't. The rate for his electric supply skyrocketed, a shift his provider blamed on...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 4:32 PM
The national average price for gasoline continued to climb the past week, moving up 3 cents a gallon to $3.53 for regular unleaded, but some states experienced much larger increases. Prices jumped by 12 cents in Kentucky to $3.59 a......