| Oct 1, 2014
| 8:55 PM
When she saw a strange car parked behind her Ridgeway Street rental property, Sara Smith-Katz assumed the driver was a student at nearby East Stroudsburg University.
"Excuse me, you can't park there," Smith-Katz yelled.
"Even if I'm staying here?" the...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 9:58 AM
For 18 years, the non-profit Connecticut River Watershed Council has sponsored an annual fall Source to Sea Clean-Up Day, which focuses on cleaning up the rivers, streams, and watershed areas of the Connecticut River.
On Saturday, Sept. 27, local...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 6:55 PM
The search for Eric Frein seemed to intensify Monday as state troopers and specialized agents continued to comb northern Monroe County.
Police presence along Route 447 north of Eric Frein's home and Route 390 south remained heavy, as armed state...
| Sep 28, 2014
| 6:46 PM
Eric Frein worked for Boy Scouts of America’s Lehigh Valley-based Minsi Trails Council, The Citizens’ Voice reported Sunday.
The fugitive had two separate employment stints with the Minsi Trails Council, working as a part-time, seasonal...
| Sep 28, 2014
| 3:59 PM
An accomplished business executive who family said helped develop safer fuel cells for airplanes during World War II, James E. FitzGerald also made time for the Boy Scouts of America, leading a Glencoe troop for nearly 40 years.
Mr. FitzGerald, who...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 10:55 AM
For most third graders, the school year began with the hustle and bustle of new teachers, fresh notebooks, and crisply ironed uniforms. But the third grader in Gaza whose photo appeared in the New York Times on Aug. 30 wore a different kind of uniform:...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 7:04 PM
Over a career that spanned five decades, William Bricker surrounded himself with children, teaching physical education to generations of kids at Winnetka’s Hubbard Woods School, volunteering as a local Boy Scout leader and spending summers working...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 6:09 PM
Midway through a 9-to-5 workday on Wednesday, Gavin Burseth had nothing but praise for the crew he was overseeing: a dedicated herd of goats working nonstop to clear poison ivy and less-itchy invasive species from a forest preserve campground near...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 4:16 PM
Walter Avery Meares Jr., a former Burbank Leader columnist who wrote about city issues during the late 1980s and early 1990s, passed away peacefully in his Burbank home on July 9. He was 87.
He wrote a column for more than five years covering everything...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 2:21 PM
Orland Park residents might not have heard of U.S. Army Capt. Ronald L. Zinn, but an Eagle Scout candidate is hoping that changes soon.
Tim Klotz, 14, a freshman at Providence Catholic High School and a member of Boy Scout Troop 383, led efforts to...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 8:57 AM
When Thomas Fritts stepped up in 1964 to serve as Scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 20, Lyndon B. Johnson was president and the Winnetka scouts counted just 19 members.
Seven years later, Fritts presided at the helm of a vibrant North Shore troop that had...