| Jun 10, 2014
Sunday is Father's Day, and Blue Mountain will hold a special day of outdoors-related activities perfect for dads and their families with the Father's Day Festival noon to 7 p.m.
Vendors outside the Valley Lodge will have information on hunting,...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 11:13 AM
The Kane County Coroner on Monday identified the Bloomington man who drowned after losing control of his kayak Saturday afternoon on the Fox River in Geneva.
The Kane County Coroner identified the man Monday as Dinesh Sudhakar-Uckoo, 26, and said the...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 8:28 AM
The Coast Guard rescued a 57-year-old man attempting to kayak from California to Hawaii on Tuesday morning, 11 days after he began his journey.
Although the man was prepared with electronic equipment and solar panel technology to charge it, the solar...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 2:11 PM
A kayaker has completed a solo journey from California to Hawaii once before, in 1987.
It has been attempted a couple times since, most recently last week, in an effort that ended Tuesday with the U.S. Coast Guard rescuing a 57-year-old man 11 days...
| May 27, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Over the past two decades, Australian director Rolf de Heer has premiered four films in Cannes: "The Quiet Room" (1986), "Dance Me to My Song" (1998), "Ten Canoes" (2006) and now "Charlie's Country." Peter Debruge talked with the filmmaker about his...
| Jun 1, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Very well done article on Santa Catalina ["Beyond Avalon," by Rosemary McClure, May 25]. Savvy visitors can also visit free of charge on Catalina Express on their birthday, which is a significant savings off the $74.50 fare. The only caveat is that you...
| May 16, 2014
| 2:50 PM
Did you know that National Safe Boating Week begins Saturday and ends May 23? This is a week of safety awareness for recreational boaters with the goal of educating and reminding them to be safe and responsible on the waterways — an...
| May 22, 2014
| 8:19 PM
As we sail away from the Marco Island marina on a sticky morning in search of dolphins, James Livaccari, biologist on board the Dolphin Explorer, points out a bald eagle chasing an osprey, a great white egret catching fish on the point of the Isle of...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 1:58 PM
Question: I'm going to Europe this summer. I will buy a Eurail pass, so I don't care what major city I land in. I just want the cheapest fare. But some search engines allow you to see only one city at a time. I have now filled out five different city...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 2:43 PM
Matt Corasanti was taking his gear off after a quick, after-work kayak outing in Fells Point when a frantic man ran up to him, saying his dog had fallen into the water and asking whether Corasanti could help him.
Corasanti hopped back into his kayak,...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 3:58 PM
Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner on Wednesday continued to slowly roll out ideas on how he’d govern if elected, calling for an overhaul of tax credits used to keep businesses in Illinois and the end of several targeted tax breaks.