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Wednesday, Apr 4, 2012

How to Stop Using Plastic Bags

How to Stop Using Plastic Bags

Can you do without plastic bags? Brandi Jeter, Sharon Rowley, Beth Engelman and Amanda Rodriguez, sit down with iVillage.com's Kelly Wallace for a friendly discussion about plastic bags and if there is a way to...

Wednesday, Apr 4, 2012

Whiz Kid Brews Biofuels

Whiz Kid Brews Biofuels

16-year-old researcher Sara Volz is working in an Air Force Academy lab to extract fuel from algae. Sara hopes her work will eventually lead to a sustainable means for producing bio fuels.

Wednesday, Apr 4, 2012

Home Canning Is Good For Our Environment

Home Canning Is Good For Our Environment

Canned foods are good for you and for the environment and it's making a comeback. The old-fashioned trend is one that could help save you money, eat healthier and make help reduce environmental waste.

Thursday, Mar 22, 2012

Chicago Company Helps Cars Save Fuel

Chicago Company Helps Cars Save Fuel

A Chicago Heights company produces silica, and tires with silica in them help cars get more bang for the buck and help save the planet at the same time.

Friday, Nov 18, 2011

Aquaponics Turns Waste into Resources

Aquaponics Turns Waste into Resources

The ancient tradition of aquaponics could be the solution to a global issue.

Thursday, Nov 17, 2011

Recycling For Rewards

Recycling For Rewards

This mom paid for her 2-week long getaway to Italy simply by recycling! Learn how you can grab cash the green way.

Wednesday, Nov 16, 2011

Urban Farm Growing Opportunities for Those in Poverty

Urban Farm Growing Opportunities for Those in Poverty

The Chicago Lights Urban Farm empowers youth and community residents in the Cabrini-Green neighborhood to have increased economic opportunities through access to organic produce, nutritional education,...

Tuesday, Nov 15, 2011

How to Put "Green" Into the Holidays

How to Put "Green" Into the Holidays

A lot of people find ways to go green around the house and office, but thinking about the environment around the holidays can be more of a challenge.

Tuesday, Nov 15, 2011

7 Ways to Go Green With Your Pet

7 Ways to Go Green With Your Pet

Friday, Dec 10, 2010

Eco Fashion with Maria Cornejo

Eco Fashion with Maria Cornejo

Maria Cornejo was honored for her commitment to earth-friendly design -- a fitting tribute for a woman focused on keeping as much design as she can within peoples' hands. While she insists that it's...

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Teen Killed by Police Died From Gunshot to Back: Autopsy

Teen Killed by Police Died From Gunshot to Back: Autopsy

The 18-year-old man who was fatally shot by Chicago police on Thursday died from a gunshot wound to the back, according to an autopsy report.  Paul O'Neal, of the 1700 block of E 70th St, was...

13 Hospitalized for Heat-Related Illness at Post Office

13 Hospitalized for Heat-Related Illness at Post Office

Thirteen people were hospitalized for heat-related illnesses at a Chicago post office Saturday morning, officials confirmed.  About 10 ambulances were called to the post office located at W Ohio...

Suit: ER Nurse Sent ‘Outrageous’ Tweets of Victim’s Room

Suit: ER Nurse Sent ‘Outrageous’ Tweets of Victim’s Room

The mother of a man shot last year in Logan Square has filed a lawsuit against the Southwest Side hospital where he was treated before he died, claiming an emergency room nurse shared inappropriate...

Judge Refuses to Dismiss Rape Lawsuit Against Derrick Rose

Judge Refuses to Dismiss Rape Lawsuit Against Derrick Rose

A federal judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit alleging New York Knicks player Derrick Rose and two friends drugged and gang-raped a woman. On Wednesday, federal Judge Michael W.

Winning Powerball Numbers Drawn for $487M Jackpot

Winning Powerball Numbers Drawn for $487M Jackpot

The winning numbers for the Powerball are 11-17-21-23-32 and Powerball 5. Saturday's $487 million jackpot is the nation's eighth-largest lottery jackpot, but the odds of winning are incredibly small: one...

Police Recordings Detail Moments Before SIU Student Vanished

Police Recordings Detail Moments Before SIU Student Vanished

Gaege Bethune, the last person to see 19-year-old Southern Illinois University student Pravin Varughese alive, described himself to Carbondale Police as a good Samaritan who offered a ride to a stranger...