| Sep 15, 2013
| 12:02 PM
Last week: The death of former Mayor and Congressman E. Clay Shaw, Jr. is a tremendous loss. In a long and distinguished career, he personified a more civil style of public service. Clay Shaw was collegial, dignified, and honorable, and always did what he...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 11:18 PM
The James River Water Development District approved a request to provide $50,000 toward a $1 million intake improvement project at Aberdeen’s water treatment plant.
Aberdeen's funding request was one of eight considered as the JRWDD met...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 1:27 PM
In what likely was its last meeting, Park Ridge's Flood Control Task force members outlined what still needs to be done – educating residents, establishing better relations with the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District and bringing new ideas...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 1:17 PM
TALLAHASSEE — A legislative panel OK'd a $2.7 million budget request Thursday for South Florida water projects in the hope of providing relief for the dirty water releases from Lake Okeechobee.
This summer, discharges from the rain-swollen lake...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 4:57 AM
After searching for years, Michael Heltzer was overjoyed when he found a location for his company tucked away on Rockwell Street with a view of the Chicago River and the wildlife that frolics in the surrounding woodlands.
So last week, Heltzer and...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 11:46 AM
Col. Erland A. Tillman, a decorated Army officer and noted civil engineer who helped design the Maryland Transit Administration's Metro subway from Owings Mills into downtown Baltimore, died of complications from heart failure Sept. 6 at Gilchrist Hospice...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 4:26 PM
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Placing water retention structures in the St. Clair River may not be enough to counteract the effects of a warming climate and raise Lakes Huron and Michigan to their normal levels, experts said Monday.
As water surface...
| Sep 8, 2013
| 3:11 PM
State and local officials are moving forward on a two-year initiative to remove dams in the Chicago area that have been deemed unnecessary, with several slated to be dismantled by next spring.
A $10 million state project will fund the removal of at...
| Sep 8, 2013
| 3:13 PM
Looking ahead: The Affordable Care Act has sparked debate nationwide regarding how American citizens will be affected. Businesses, municipalities and government agencies are now tasked with interpreting the law and ensuring that employees continue to...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 2:08 PM
A 32-acre park in the south suburbs will be closed through Wednesday after the discovery this week of a dozen high-energy fuel containers at a nearby former military missile base.
The containers were found Wednesday on the former Nike missile base on...
| Oct 7, 2013
The Horner Park Advisory Council has advocated for over a decade to improve the riverfront at Horner Park. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has developed a plan that controls erosion, restores the native ecology of the riverbank and provides public access...