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.
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…
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Three-day event in Chicago is 'once in a lifetime opportunity' for teens.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Three dozen Valley View School District 365U high school students are front and center this week at the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates in Chicago. “They’ve been counting down the days for a while now,” said Bolingbrook High School’s Social Studies Chair Chuck Marik Tuesday before the bus left for the Summit’s second day of activities at University of Illinois Chicago. “It’s a rare opportunity because this has never been held in North America before." “This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for these kids to see the people we study about like (former Soviet President Mikhail) Gorbachev, (former Poland President) Lech Walesa, the Dalai Lama,” added Romeoville High School Social Studies Chair Doug Darguzis. “To be in the same room …
Thursday, March 1, 2012
The company also owns power plants in Romeoville, Joliet.
Midwest Generation announced plans Wednesday to close down two of its coal-fired power plants in Chicago, according to a Washington Post report. The company operates its Will County plant out of Romeoville and owns facilities in Joliet, Waukegan and Pekin, Illinois. On Wednesday, a local environmental group applauded the company’s decision to close the aging plants. “We’re just happy to see something done,” said Ellen Rendulich, director of the Lockport-based Will County CARE (Citizens Against Ruining the Environment). But the organization is calling for the power company to do more, pushing for changes at coal-fired plants in Romeoville and Joliet. “Midwest Generation will now have to decide whether to make risky investments in …
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Patch takes a look at stories about paranormal activity taking place along Cuba Road near White Cemetery in Barrington.
Have you ever driven down Cuba Road in Barrington and thought you saw something out of the ordinary? Even ghostlike? You aren’t alone. Dozens of people have claimed to see ghosts and other paranormal activity along Cuba Road, specifically around White Cemetery. The so-called haunted cemetery dates back to the 1800s, and its past is teeming with spooky legends. Chicagoland ghost researcher Dale Kaczmarek explains the paranormal activity associated with this spot. “There are a lot of old local legends associated with the cemetery, first of all, including one that was actually started in the 1960s by a Palatine school teacher of a hooked spirit, a man with a hook, that’s been seen out here. It’s an urban legend, it’s nothing more than an …
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Connie Wilson, who led the jury that found Rod Blagojevich guilty of 17 counts of federal corruption, said the jury relied heavily on timelines and photo boards and re-listened to every second of FBI tape before coming to a decision.
Connie Wilson recalls Rod Blagojevich playing on her love for music while she sat on the jury that ultimately found the former governor guilty of 17 of 20 federal corruption charges in June. Wilson said the former Illinois governor did the same for the librarian on the jury. And the Red Sox fan. And so on. Blagojevich, in an attempt to gain sympathy from jurors, was trying to connect to them on a personal level. It may have been the biggest reason that 11 out of 12 jurors were women—it was believed that they would have been more compassionate towards a father and family man, Wilson said. Those details and more were shared with a group of area residents Monday as Wilson discussed her experiences while on the Blagojevich retrial jury at the …