| Jan 30, 2015
| 12:30 PM
No, the Grain Belt Express isn't a monorail pitched by a con man like in "The Simpsons"; it's a transmission line designed to carry wind-generated electricity.
Beginning next week, Clean Line Energy Partners will host a series of public meetings about...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 4:51 PM
More than six months after the Veterans Affairs health system was mired in controversy, the top brass at the Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center expressed pride Thursday in the hospital's recent four out of five-star rating.
| Jan 15, 2015
I have been thinking about baby boomers who, for one reason or another, have left the daily grind. No more snooze button to hit, no more gridlock. Gone is the relentless psycho babble cascading from the next cubicle and (a boost in morale, so they say)...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 10:45 AM
The following items were discussed and/or action was taken at the Village of Lincolnwood Board of Trustees meeting on Jan. 6.
Winter parking bans begin
The first snowfall of the season on Jan. 5 triggered the alternate side parking rule to go into...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 12:44 PM
This week marks a month and one week since South Windsor lost one of its most beloved members, Cary Prague, at age 58. Prague had a major impact on the community, but more importantly, on the hearts he touched.
Prague worked in the computer software...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 1:15 PM
The volunteers who annually run the Morton Grove Days July Fourth festival have a new challenge this year: to raise an additional $18,000 for fireworks.
The Morton Grove Park District opted not to fund the fireworks this year, as it has in many of the...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 5:37 PM
The 2014 season John McDonald spent as a valuable late-inning defensive replacement for the Angels turned out to be his last. The popular 40-year-old infielder announced his retirement on Wednesday after a 16-year major league career in which he played...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 4:44 PM
Six To Get Good Sports AwardsAt April Gold Key Dinner
The Connecticut Sports Writers' Alliance has announced that six people will receive the John Wentworth Good Sports Award in 2015. Glynn Baron of West Hartford, Jerry DeJulia of Danbury, Jane Pinho...
| Jan 19, 2015
| 2:00 PM
I took my chances, and checked out a different type of entertainment. You might say I was game for taking a little risk.
Bad puns aside (should I not mention that I found a perfect slot to write about in this column?) I have recently noticed more local...
| Jan 28, 2015
| 3:54 PM
Despite the cold, plans are fully in swing for July 2-4, when the annual Morton Grove Days festival will take place.
The Morton Grove Days Commission has received two $3,000 donations toward the $18,000 it is raising for the Fourth of July fireworks,...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 8:32 AM
The African-American Heritage Festival will kick off with a free cultural event beginning at 6 p.m. Feb. 6 with a performance by "American Idol" contestant David Oliver Willis in the Tavares High gym, 603 N. New Hampshire Ave.
The Community Choir of...