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Monday, Nov 14, 2011

Welcome to Green Week

Welcome to Green Week

Thursday, Apr 17, 2014

The 'Zero-Emission' Engine Is Almost Ready for Prime Time

The 'Zero-Emission' Engine Is Almost Ready for Prime Time

With the aid of government spending and joint efforts by Ford and Nissan, Daimler — Mercedes’s parent corporation — aims to start selling hydrogen-fueled cars to the public as early as 2017.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Solar Power Helps Monitor Carbon Fuels

Solar Power Helps Monitor Carbon Fuels

Oil and natural gas companies are using more solar power to provide electricity to power remote monitoring stations after the hydraulic fracturing crews have left.

Friday, Mar 29, 2013

Hybrid Power Plant Burns More Than Just Coal

Hybrid Power Plant Burns More Than Just Coal

The Virginia City Hybrid Energy Center in St. Paul burns more than just coal from mines. Wood chips go into the fire as well. And, the utility running the plant is touting its advanced design.

Friday, Apr 20, 2012

Stone Cold Drinking

Stone Cold Drinking

A Vermont-based stone company uses its soapstone scraps to cut cubes it markets as "green," reusable alternatives to ice.

Thursday, Apr 19, 2012

Adrian Grenier Promotes Documentaries for Eco-Friendly Website

Adrian Grenier Promotes Documentaries for Eco-Friendly Website

“Entourage” star Adrian Grenier said he wants to change the way people view environmentalists, who are usually perceived as “wacky” and “unrealistic.” “Just because we wanna do the right thing, we get...

Monday, Apr 16, 2012

Pizza Delivered in an Environmentally-Friendly Way

Pizza Delivered in an Environmentally-Friendly Way

Take a look at how Doreen's Gourmet Pizza shop took their red sauce and made it into a green business.

Monday, Apr 16, 2012

Learning to Live Green

Learning to Live Green

A new environmental curriculum including books and activities has helped fire students up to recycle and care for the Earth.

Thursday, Apr 12, 2012

Officials Commit $10M to Clean Up Chicago River

Officials Commit $10M to Clean Up Chicago River

The money, which comes from a state capital fund, will go toward engineering and design costs for facilities at two treatment plants where water will be disinfected.

Wednesday, Apr 11, 2012

Teaching Kids to Recycle

Teaching Kids to Recycle

You may think that teaching your kids how to recycle is difficult, but it may be easier than you think. Turning disposable trash into reusable items is a great way to help the environment. iVoices Beth Engelman, Sharon Rowley, Amanda Rodriguez and Brandi Jeter sit down with Kelly Wallace to discuss ways to encourage kids to recycle. Find out what tips and tricks work to help kids reuse and reduce waste. For more exclusive videos like these go to iVillage.com

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Teenager, 2 CPD Officers Injured in NW Side Crash
Teenager, 2 CPD Officers Injured in NW Side Crash

Two Chicago Police officers and a 17-year-old boy were injured in a crash late Tuesday in the Belmont Central neighborhood on the Northwest Side.

'Marry My Husband' Author's Daughter to Finish Mom's Project
'Marry My Husband' Author's Daughter to Finish Mom's Project

The daughter of author Amy Krouse Rosenthal plans to finish a project her mother started before her death earlier this month following a battle with cancer.

Woman Nearly Strikes Officers Near US Capitol; Shots Fired
Woman Nearly Strikes Officers Near US Capitol; Shots Fired

U.S. Capitol Police fired shots at a woman driver during a confrontation near the Capitol Building Wednesday morning. Officials say that just before the clash, the woman fled from a traffic stop and nearly hit officers. The woman, who has not been identified, was driving erratically just south of the U.S. Capitol when police tried to pull her over. The driver made a U-turn and nearly hit officers, U.S. Capitol Police spokeswoman Eva Maleki said in a mid-morning update. Police say the incident appears to be criminal in nature and not related to terrorism.

Meet The Master LEGO® Builder Behind MSI’s Brick by Brick
Meet The Master LEGO® Builder Behind MSI’s Brick by Brick

Chicago native Adam Reed Tucker is one of only 13 LEGO® Certified Professionals in the world. He’s also the man behind MSI-Chicago’s large-scale LEGO® recreations of architectural wonders

Man Tried to Record Girl in Target Dressing Room: Police
Man Tried to Record Girl in Target Dressing Room: Police

A man tried to record a girl while she tried on clothes in a Target store dressing room in Palatine Sunday, police said.

Nurse Robs South Loop Pharmacy Twice, Arrested on 3rd Attempt
Nurse Robs South Loop Pharmacy Twice, Arrested on 3rd Attempt

A 58-year-old nurse robbed the same South Loop Osco twice before she was arrested making a third attempt on Monday, prosecutors said. Ernelle Oliver, of south suburban Richton Park, was arrested at the Jewel-Osco at 1340 S. Canal. Prosecutors say Oliver admitted to robbing the same store two weeks earlier, as well as on Jan. 27. Each time, Oliver made off with hundreds of tablets of the prescription antidepressant alprazolam, also known by the brand name Xanax, the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting. In the January robbery, Oliver went to the pharmacy counter holding an unidentified object and told the pharmacist, “Give me your Xanax and don’t push any buttons, or I will shoot you,” according to a Chicago Police report. The pharmacist turned over two containers of pills, holding a combined 262 tablets, and Oliver fled the store and drove off in a dark-color vehicle. On March 17, Oliver returned to the store and again demanded Xanax, and threatened