| Feb 25, 2014
| 6:09 PM
On a recent weekday morning, a Starline tour bus swung open its doors at Fisherman's Village in Marina del Rey, and Australian tourists Laura Ross and Kate Lund surveyed the scene.
The faux maritime shopping center — with eateries and gift shops...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 8:10 AM
Feb 19 (Reuters) - Basis bids for corn shipped by barge to
the U.S. Gulf Coast were lower early on Wednesday, weighed down
by good supplies following recent active farmer selling, traders
* CIF soybean basis bids were mixed, with nearby values at...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 8:50 AM
CHICAGO It might be back to the drawing board for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' sweeping proposal to spend billions of dollars and 25 years to block an Asian carp invasion of the Great Lakes.
Buried within the Army Corps' 10,000-page study, and...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 6:13 PM
Ryan Kately, a student at East Stroudsburg University, was given the school's Safety Award in January. Kately, of Nazareth, was honored for performing the Heimlich maneuver on a classmate who was choking. Kately, 21, is a physical education and health...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 1:32 PM
Twenty years of federal and local efforts to save the Oregon chub, a tiny minnow found only in the Willamette River Basin floodplain, have brought the fish to the verge of being taken off the endangered species list.
If the effort is successful, the...
| Jan 29, 2014
A revised Army Corps of Engineers study of possible flood-control projects along the Des Plaines River scrapped a controversial reservoir project near Buffalo Grove in exchange for two smaller reservoirs on Cook County Forest Preserve land.
| Feb 5, 2014
| 2:08 PM
WHETHERSFIELD -- The channel into Wethersfield Cove is so silted in that boaters returning from the Connecticut River sometimes have to wait for the tide to come up to motor in, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials say.
Those waits will be soon be a...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 6:14 PM
About 3 million barrels of crude are being loaded into the southern section of the Keystone XL pipeline as operators prepare to start operations next month, even as environmental critics continue to assail the safety of the project and lament legal...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 10:35 AM
SAN FRANCISCO — A federal judge has rejected legal claims by environmental groups that sued Caltrans and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in hopes of stopping construction of a controversial freeway bypass in Willits, Calif.
The four-lane bypass...
| Dec 27, 2013
At the dawn of the New Year, glimpses of new and continuing storylines in Highland Park and Deerfield are emerging.
After years of fundraising and planning, a new Community Family Center in Highland Park that would house multiple service agencies...
| Dec 23, 2013
Across the near northwest suburbs, this past year brought with it a record-setting flood that flared tempers, a high school hazing scandal still festering in court, and the fall of a colorful local landmark.
Perhaps no event...