| Aug 24, 2011
| 1:05 AM
1572: The St. Bartholomew's Day massacre of French Protestants at the hands of Catholics began in Paris.
1814: During the War of 1812, British forces invaded Washington, D.C., setting fire to the Capitol and the White House, as well as other buildings....
| Aug 29, 2011
| 10:16 AM
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Wisconsin's farm crops are flourishing, yet agribusinesses are worried about the outlook for ethanol, a corn-based biofuel, and the global economy.
The corn harvest is projected to be 3.28 million acres this year, making Wisconsin...
| Sep 6, 2011
| 7:12 AM
MILWAUKEE (AP) — With buying from small, local, family-run farms becoming more popular, the results of a new study from Wisconsin could be surprising: It found that milk from big dairies is cleaner than that from small ones.
| Sep 15, 2011
Madison, Wis., has been declared the most educated American city in rankings compiled by Men's Health magazine.
The Wisconsin capital, which the magazine described as the city "where the average household has more degrees than a thermometer," edged...
| Sep 15, 2011
| 5:47 AM
Seattle is the fifth best educated city in the U.S., according to a survey from Men’s Health.
Madison, Wisconsin, which landed at number one on the list, was described by the magazine as the city “Madison, Wisconsin, where the average...
| Sep 19, 2011
| 6:55 AM
Joseph Dale McPhee, died Sept. 12, 2011, at his sister's home in DeForest, Wis.
He was born Dec. 6, 1950, at Lockwood Hospital in Petoskey.
Mr. McPhee was preceded in death by his mother, Marjorie Watson McPhee.
He is survived by his father, Robert...
| Sep 21, 2011
| 2:54 AM
Nearly one in five of the jobs listed on a state website touted by Gov. Scott Walker as a resource for unemployed Wisconsin residents are actually located in neighboring states, according to an analysis by The Associated Press.
More than 32,000 job...
| Sep 22, 2011
| 12:59 PM
September 22nd is National Business Women's Day (Source: Holiday Insights)
Business Women's Day recognizes the value and contribution of women in the business world.
The roots of this special day go back to the late 1940s. While men were off fighting...
| May 12, 2011
| 5:58 PM
When cities and counties combine health departments, they face multiple challenges.
How will the merged entity be financed and governed? Where will bureaucratic control reside? How will different missions be meshed? How will information systems and...
| May 20, 2011
| 11:35 AM
June 3-5: Garden Fair, Rockford. This annual event at the Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden includes gardening vendors, outdoor cooking demonstrations and a Q-and-A with experts. Fee varies; 815-965-8146; tinyurl.com/3mpb79t. Miles from Chicago:...
| Jun 7, 2011
| 10:09 AM
With summer on the horizon, many people happily think of vacation planning. We went to the Senior Resource Fair sponsored by the Senior Citizens' Center of Oak Park and River Forest to ask this question:
'What are your vacation plans for this summer?'...