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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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5 Cars Stolen From Tinley Park Dealership
5 Cars Stolen From Tinley Park Dealership

Five vehicles were stolen Friday night from a car dealership in suburban Tinley Park, according to police.

2 Fatally Shot as Chicago Surpasses 100 Homicides This Year
2 Fatally Shot as Chicago Surpasses 100 Homicides This Year

Two men were shot to death early Saturday in the city's Woodlawn neighborhood on the South Side, bringing the number of homicides in Chicago this year to 101.

Chicago Golf Show Returns to Rosemont
Chicago Golf Show Returns to Rosemont

The Chicago Golf Show is back this weekend, with more than 180 vendors and top PGA professionals making an appearance at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont. NBC 5's Regina Waldroup brings us a peek at what attendees can expect - and works on her swing! 

As Party Rebuilds, Democrats Seek a New DNC Leader
As Party Rebuilds, Democrats Seek a New DNC Leader

Democrats on Saturday neared the end of a long, competitive battle to choose a new national party chairman who will attempt to turn widespread opposition to President Donald Trump into more election victories. The contest between former Labor Secretary Tom Perez and Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison has animated the hundreds of party officials, donors and activists who convened in Atlanta. With seven candidates on the ballot, multiple rounds of voting were expected before anyone claims the required majority.

Chicago Neighborhood Practices 'Dibs' Even Without Snow
Chicago Neighborhood Practices 'Dibs' Even Without Snow

In a city that boasts some of the most expensive parking rates in the country—the custom of saving spots is already expanding its season.

Former Hinsdale Central Teacher Sentenced for Sex Assault
Former Hinsdale Central Teacher Sentenced for Sex Assault

A former teacher at Hinsdale Central High School has been sentenced to six years in prison for having sexual contact with a student.