| Jul 7, 2009
A woman along the lakeshore is trying to get the Village of Spring Lake to join a growing trend in urban communities across the Mid-West. The option to allow chickens to roam in the backyard.
Former village councilwoman Linda Albonico's known by her...
| Jun 23, 2009
Students with the University of Wisconsin in Madison and a maker of buoyant marsh mats are teaming up to launch two "floating islands" in an experiment to help restore the badly eroded Bayou Bienvenue near New Orleans' Lower 9th Ward.
| Jun 15, 2009
| 5:28 PM
MADISON, Wis. -- Jen Lynch and her family live in the heart of the city but roll out of bed to the sound of clucking chickens.
Their day starts with cleaning coops, scooping out feed and hunting for eggs for morning omelets.
Eight families in a three-...
| Jun 26, 2009
Verona and Burt are having a baby. But where? Where is a support system? Where would the lifestyle be right for raising a child?
"I want her childhood to be Huck Finn-y," Burt offers. Verona is equally idealistic. But being the mom-to-be, she's also...
| Apr 30, 2009
As the World Health Organization raised its infectious disease alert level Wednesday and health officials confirmed the first death linked to swine flu inside U.S. borders, scientists studying the virus are coming to the consensus that this hybrid...
| Nov 20, 2009
About 15,000 years ago, North America was home to an astonishing number of large plant-eating mammals -- giant sloths, mastodons, mammoths. A thousand years later, they were all gone, wiped from the face of the Earth with sudden finality.
| Oct 12, 2009
At the UCLA studio of the American Society of Civil Engineers, undergraduates are engaged in such difficult extracurricular projects as designing and building a 20-foot-long concrete canoe to race against other California college teams.
But the young...
| Sep 13, 2009
A new billboard on Keystone Avenue near East 52nd Street is getting the attention of believers and non-believers alike.
The Madison, Wisconsin, based group called Freedom From Religion Foundation paid to post the full-color billboard that reads: "Imagine...
| Mar 15, 2010
If you're one of many people who sneeze through allergy season or suffer bouts of clogged sinuses, you may wonder if your nasal passages are really worth the trouble. Sure, you get a few good smells every once in a while, but does that really justify...
| Mar 24, 2010
| 8:20 AM
Locksley is a four-piece pop-rock band formed in Madison, Wisconsin. They are self-released on their own Feature Records label. Their songwriting is heavily influenced by early British Invasion bands with an instrumental style based more on early American...
| Dec 18, 2009
| 12:04 PM
Tom Skilling, WGN chief meteorologist, appears on WGN-TV weekdays on WGN Midday News, WGN Evening News and WGN News at Nine and on WGN Radio during afternoon drive and special coverage. He celebrated his 30th anniversary with WGN in August 2008.