November 20, 2017

Joliet native, Becky Sasser Mast went to Joliet's Elmhurst cemetery, expecting her visit to be just like any other Saturday. After visiting the grave site of her son for 12 years, she soon realized that Saturday was much different. 

Upon coming to her son's grave,...

November 15, 2017

President Donald Trump nominated last Wednesday former Texas environmental regulator Kathleen Hartnett White as nominee to the highest position of the White House Council on Environmental Quality, a board that advises the president on environmental issues and coordinat...

October 12, 2017

With the seasons changing, we see all kinds of birds migrating for the winter. This sight, on a grand scale, is something few of us see. This is unless you are one of the individuals to attend “The Sandhill Crane Experience,” a Forest Preserve District of Will County p...

September 4, 2017

Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas on August 25, and by the thirtieth it was all but dissipated. In that span however, Texas was hit with what FEMA director Brock Long called “probably the worst disaster [in Texas history].” Most of the areas affected were hit wit...

January 20, 2017

“A Dog’s Purpose,” based on the international best-selling novel by W. Bruce Cameron, is a film that follows a dog’s life through multiple reincarnations and how he attempts to find a purpose through each re-embodiment. Each new life provides him with a new owner which...

December 11, 2016

Three Dams are planned to be taken down in an effort to restore rivers in areas of western America.

According to National Geographic, the removal of the dams is to help restore the ecosystem of the river life that has been put in danger recently. One of the dams, the Ne...

December 10, 2016

A 6.5-magnetude earthquake struck Indonesia’s Aceh province on Wednesday morning. According to Indonesia’s Disaster Management and Mitigation Agency, at least 102 people were killed, including young children. There are 136 people currently injured from the quake....

December 5, 2016

Last week two of the biggest tourist towns in the United States, Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, TN, were ravaged by numerous wildfires that officials have suspected as arson. Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge lay in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains in Sevier County. The fi...

December 5, 2016

* UPDATE*

The US Army Corps of Engineers will not grant permission for the Dakota Access Pipeline to cross Lake Oahe, on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. The news is a massive win for the Sioux tribe that established the protest camp at the site in April and has gai...

November 29, 2016

We are finally starting to see a cold winter come around and stay around. Although there has not been any snow yet, city officials say they are preparing for a more active winter season this year as “payback” for last year’s unusually mild winter.

Commissioner Charles W...

November 23, 2016

 Scientists in Northern California have discovered two fault lines linked together just north of San Francisco. The scientists warn that this discovery brings to light a new risk of a dangerous earthquake for nearly seven million Bay Area residents.

Reports from CBS New...

November 16, 2016

October was the seventh warmest month on record in Illinois, according to Climatologists at the Illinois State Water Survey. The average high for October this year was 59.8 degrees, 5.4 degrees above the 54.4 degree average. Illinois saw the warmest October in 1963 whe...

November 12, 2016

On Monday Nov. 14 at 6:15 a.m. EST, the moon will be at its closest point to the Earth than we have seen in the past 69 years, a distance of 221,524 miles away.  This distance is measured from the center of the Earth to the center of the moon and it is within 85 miles...

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