| Nov 20, 2011
Leesburg is poised next week to ram down the throats of electrical ratepayers a controversial "smart grid" project that will cost a minimum of $24.4 million in the first 10 years and at least another $12 million in the next decade.
And what do...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 8:12 AM
If you're looking to add the freshest fruits, vegetables, baked goods, cheeses and flowers to your dinner table, look no further than in your own backyard. Don't see a farmers market near your town listed below?
Check out the Illinois Department of...
| Jun 22, 2011
Outdoor food festival season is upon us, and inspectors from Naperville and Des Plaines to Chicago are gearing up to test food temperatures, refrigeration and hygiene to try to protect the public.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...
| Sep 18, 2010
From a plane, it would be easy to think one of the nation's dirtiest power plants is within the Chicago city limits.
But the aging State Line Power Station, a major contributor to the city's chronically dirty air, sits just a few hundred feet over the...
| May 19, 2011
| 7:41 PM
When Jennifer Quinn springs into the air at Xtreme Trampolines, the 35-year-old feels like a kid again.
"It's a really fun place," she said of the Carol Stream warehouse, where the public can jump around on trampolines stitched together like a giant...
| Oct 14, 2011
Dr. Anjum Usman, of Naperville, has been a star in the world of alternative treatments for autism for years, but now she's facing professional discipline for her approach to the frustrating disorder.
In prescribing chelation, a hormone modulator and...
| Sep 28, 2011
Automated vending machines that dispense prescription drugs are popping up in health care facilities across the country, and MetroSouth Medical Center in Blue Island this year became the first hospital in Illinois to embrace the new technology....
| Oct 22, 2011
Whether it's the bathroom scale or the car's gas gauge, we tend to believe what we see. Like it or not.
And more than 99 percent of the time, the gauges in our cars and trucks are accurate. They should be. Automotive gauges must meet strict standards set...
| Aug 22, 2011
| 1:36 PM
A Naperville dentist who allegedly killed two people after driving his Porsche the wrong way on I-88 earlier this month has been charged with reckless homicide, DuPage County State's Attorney's Office officials announced today.
DuPage County State's...
| Jul 6, 2012
| 9:32 AM
With people living longer and the numbers of those hitting age 55 and over increasing every day, trend awareness and flexibility are key in the senior housing market. Those who run and manage retirement communities, and especially continuing care...
| Mar 23, 2012
| 2:16 PM
Marilyn Lemak's mind was sound and her motive was vengeance on the late winter day when she drugged her daughter and two sons and then smothered them with her hands, a DuPage County jury decided Wednesday.
Rejecting any notion that the Naperville woman...