Impeached Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich urges a federal judge to let all 500 hours of his wiretapped conversations be heard at his corruption trial. Why that might play to his advantage.
02/10/2010 07:20 pm
A congressional hearing this week on Asian carp in the Great Lakes region raises scientific questions and political difficulties. What are the best ways to prevent invasive fish from proliferating, and what would be the economic impact of blocking their passage from the Mississippi River?
02/10/2010 04:46 pm
This morning's Illinois earthquake registered a 3.8 on the Richter Scale. How does that stack up against past US tremors?
02/10/2010 04:40 pm
Wednesday's Illinois earthquake rated a 3.8 magnitude according to the US Geological Survey, and was the third mild temblor experienced in the region in recent years.
02/10/2010 12:50 pm
The East Coast is bracing for Wednesday's big snow storm. New York is expected to bear the brunt this time, with airlines already canceling flights in the region and schools shut for the day.
02/09/2010 06:01 pm
Suburbs, not inner cities, are home to the largest and fastest-growing poor population in the US. Unfortunately, they don't often have the services to help.
02/09/2010 03:30 pm
A tropical garden fit for royalty.
02/09/2010 11:45 am
Federal authorities are proposing to control, but not close, Illinois shipping locks in an effort to prevent the Asian carp from infiltrating the Great Lakes. Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm did not agree with the plan.
02/08/2010 08:32 pm
Vancouver opens a quadrennial rite that, with its daring triple axels, suborbital ski jumps, and inspiring teamwork, can uplift a world weary of conflict and recession.
02/08/2010 04:31 pm
Though figure skating will have some hot competition from Canadian favorites hockey and curling at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games, the perennial crowd-pleaser is sure to wow fans – especially South Koreans, who could win their first medal.
02/08/2010 04:12 pm