Thursday, May 9, 2013
Want to make a real difference in the world? Consider one of these seven "green" careers that help protect—and improve—our planet. Provided by Jobs at AOL.
The following story was provided by AOLJobs.com. By Debra Auerbach for CareerBuilder Have you ever had an itch to quit your job and instead do work that makes a real difference in the world? In honor of Earth Day on April 22, we've compiled a list of seven jobs that help people live a better life – from the buildings they work and live in, to the energy that fuels their homes, to the air they breathe. 1. Conservation scientist: Conservation scientists are hired to help preserve and protect natural habitats. They usually work with landowners and federal, state and local governments to find the best ways to use and improve the land while conserving the environment.* 2. Energy auditor: When a building is cooled or heated, it uses energy. …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The FBI and the Illinois State Police spent a third straight day looking for Stacy Peterson in Shorewood's Hammel Woods Wednesday.
The search for Stacy Peterson in Shorewood's Hammel Woods entered its third day as federal agents and state troopers used a dog to hunt for the missing mother. The brown and white dog led a group of a half dozen FBI agents and state troopers—some armed with shovels—through the Shorewood park. The search party headed in the direction of the Hammel Woods dog park off Black Road. A state police source said on Monday that the search effort was nothing more than a routine operation. The agency conducts such searches periodically, the source said, and there was no tip or clue that prompted this week's endeavor. But when FBI agents and troopers returned for a second day Tuesday, and then once again today, some close to the case were wondering if …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
McCormick Place is filled with celebration as the race is called.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
LIVE from McCormick Place: Patch reports live from the Chicago celebration. Comments on this post are set for pre-publication review.
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Shooting stars will be flying this weekend in the Chicago area. The Orionids meteor shower promises to be a show worth watching, according to info from the Adler Planetarium.
The offspring of Halley's Comet are about to put on quite a show in the skies around Chicago. Earth will pass through a stream of debris from Halley's Comet beginning Monday, which will give us the benefit of the annual Orionids meteor shower—though you probably won't see much until a bit later. According to Adler Planetarium, the shower is expected to peak in the Chicago area just before midnight Saturday, Oct. 20, and continue until just before dawn Sunday, Oct. 21. The moon sets early that night, which will keep the sky dark enough that—barring cloud cover—you should be able to see about a dozen meteors per hour, according to Adler's information. "Despite not being the most spectacular meteor shower, the Orionids have the most well …
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Five new neighborhood sites in the city of Chicago will open later this month as Patch expands its Chicago-area offerings.
Patch is coming to the North Side of Chicago. Residents of Lincoln Park, Lake View, Roscoe Village, North Center, Bucktown, Wicker Park and Lincoln Square will be the first North Siders to get Patch's unique brand of news, conversation and community celebration later this month. Our web sites operate on the philosophy that an informed, engaged community is a better community. In the summer of 2010, Patch Media set up shop in the Chicago suburbs. Today, 62 Patch sites serve communities from the North Shore to the South Suburbs, from McHenry and Lake counties in the north to Kane, Will and Kendall counties in the west and southwest. For two years, Chicagoans have asked us, "When will Patch come to the city?" To meet the demand, in August, we…
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Three teens allegedly cold cocked and killed a 62-year-old father of 12 for fun.
We stood in front of the TV news with our jaws dropped. The violence in and around Chicago has made us almost numb. Then this happened. What Malik Jones, 16, and his cronies allegedly did is especially heinous. In a game they called “Pick 'Em Out, Knock 'Em Out” the juveniles reportedly punched a random 62-year-old father of 12, Delfino Mora, killing him. Jones, the alleged puncher, started his phone’s video camera then handed it to buddy Nicholas Ayala, 17. The two, along with Anthony Malcolm, 18, laughed as they walked away, prosecuters said. The teens later posted the video on Facebook. The hours between 3 to 6 p.m. are among the most dangerous, I’ve heard law enforcement say. Kids are out of school, unsupervised until their parents get…
Monday, May 21, 2012
A Monday morning bomb scare forced the authorities to shut down North Chicago Street to Jefferson Street but it turned out not to be a bomb after all.
A Monday morning bomb scare forced the closure of North Chicago Street up to Jefferson Street but it turned out there was no bomb after all. The suspected bomb ended up being packages containing a DVD player and a cell phone deposited in a FedEx box near the corner of Chicago and Jefferson streets. "It was somewhat defaced before it was (placed) in the dropbox," Deputy Joliet Fire Chief Ray Randich said of the cell phone box which was placed in the FedEx box by an unidentified woman. The Cook County Bomb Squad responded and appeared to X-ray the FedEx dropbox before removing the two packages. "It was an electronic device that was being returned," Randich said of the suspicious packages. "At this point it was determined there was no threat…
Thursday, December 1, 2011
A child pornography investigation has ties to nearby Morris, the feds revealed Thursday, making it the second such case in or near Shorewood in less than four months.
A Des Plaines man arrested last month on a child pornography charge was manufacturing at least some illicit images in nearby Morris, the U.S. Attorney's Office revealed Thursday. Bobby Cruz, 32, "enticed a minor" into posing for child pornography while in the town of Morris, according to a federal indictment. The Morris incident involved but one of three alleged young victims Cruz exploited for the purpose of manufacturing child pornography, according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney's Office. Cruz was charged with four counts of producing child pornography by enticing minors to engage in sexually explicit conduct, one count of crossing a state line to engage in a sexual act with a minor under 12, two counts of transporting child …
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Village President Joe Cook said Channahon has yet to be served, but he has read the suit.
Although Channahon Village President Joe Cook said the village has not yet been served with a lawsuit from the Regional Transportation Authority, he has read the suit and thinks the motive is political. “It’s all incestuous and very political,” he said. “They decided to pick on what they saw as the weakest link.” He said the village will vigorously defend itself, and maintains that what the village is doing is totally legal. “We feel like David fighting Goliath but we need to fight it on behalf of our residents,” he said. At the heart of the suit filed by the RTA and further litigation being threatened by the city of Chicago is a sales tax loophole that allows Chicago businesses to route sales through areas with lower sales tax. At 7.25 …
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
A statement released Tuesday afternoon by Interim Village Manager Joe Pena says Channahon is following the law.
Crain's Chicago Business is reporting the Regional Transportation Authority has filed a $100 million lawsuit against Channahon and Kankakee, alleging the communities have benefited from a sales tax loophole to the detriment of the RTA and other taxing bodies. A portion of Channahon has a 7.25 percent tax rate, lower than that of many neighboring communities. Some Chicago-based companies take advantage of that by shifting their point of purchase to satellite offices in the village, thus reducing costs to consumers and making their products more marketable, according to a Chicago Tribune report. As a result, Channahon is receiving the sales tax, instead of Chicago, in some cases. In a statement released Tuesday, Channahon Interim Village …