I'm truly a national park junky and frequently haul my family along for the ride, perhaps sometimes as hostages.
Under-appreciated and even unheralded historical and natural treasures abound in Northwest Indiana and the southern Chicago region — assets that possess the ability to teach us valuable lessons from our past while also attracting tourism and the local revenue that follows.
The Keystone XL pipeline should be built as a way to make oil transportation safer.
The oil spill at the BP Whiting Refinery may be as much as three times as large as first estimated.
WHITING | After the second day of cleanup, crews have removed the "vast majority" of surface oil floating in a Lake Michigan cove after BP Whiting Refinery discharged as much as 756 gallons of crude into the Great Lake.
Each year the South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association develops its legislative priorities for the federal, state and county levels.
“The stories are in these faces,” I said out loud while walking through the Historic Pullman Foundation Visitors Center. Looking at the historic images of the proud Pullman Porters and mustached Hotel Florence workers and guests, I saw stories waiting to be told.
Ambitious U.S. senators have suddenly emerged to try to derail the fragile interim nuclear agreement with Iran.
CHICAGO | On Capitol Hill, where the partisan divide runs so deep it has shut down the government, it can be unusual for members of opposing parties to publicly join together for much of anything — much less birthday cake.
MERRILLVILLE | U.S. Sens. Dan Coats and Mark Kirk are throwing their support behind the Illiana Expressway, the proposed $1.3 billion highway that would link Interstate 55 in Illinois with Interstate 65 in Indiana.
WASHINGTON | Last year U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., used a harness learning to walk again after a stroke that threatened not just his career but his life.
Shame on U.S. Sen. Dan Coats for voting against the improved public safety that expanding background checks prior to gun sales would bring.
Was it just me or were other people disgusted with the news media report on Mark Kirk's return to Congress? Now granted all I know about him is he was elected to Congress as a Republican.
The resignation of Illinois Congressman Jesse Jackson Sr. was pretty much telegraphed when it became clear he is under federal investigation.
When U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Ill., began his medical leave of absence June 10, there's one thing he and his family neglected to do — alert the public.
INDIANAPOLIS | The determination of state Sen. Ed Charbonneau, R-Valparaiso, to undo a recent Indiana Supreme Court decision prohibiting Hoosiers from resisting unlawful police entry into their homes has won him accolades.
CHICAGO | Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has two words for anyone talking bailout for the state: No, thanks.
SPRINGFIELD | Illinois' two U.S. senators and a couple of congressmen are pledging to rid the Great Lakes of pollution and promising hefty fines to municipalities that dump sewage in the source of drinking water for 30 million people.
SPRINGFIELD | Unknown hackers shut down a state website for several hours Sunday and early Monday.
SPRINGFIELD | The highly anticipated trial of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich -- with its lone guilty verdict that set up a repeat trial in the coming year -- was 2010's top news story in Illinois, according to members of The Associated Press and the wire service's staff. The ongoing saga over a…
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