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Tornadoes hit Peoria, Streator, Dwight, Kankakee County

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Dan Villarreal stepped outside his trailer home in Dwight and looked to the sky. It was 9:18 p.m. and calm, at least for the moment.

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on Jun 07, 2010 at 04:20 AM

Crews assess tornado damage; no injuries reported

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ELMWOOD, Ill. -- Clean-up crews have descended on tornado-ravaged areas, but assessments of the extent of damage still were difficult to ascertain Sunday morning.

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on Jun 07, 2010 at 04:20 AM

No injuries in Elmwood, but historic downtown not so lucky

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ELMWOOD, Ill. -- A cold puff of air. That's all Tim Boord felt before a tornado dipped out of the sky and started moving on Elmwood's West Main Street.

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on Jun 07, 2010 at 04:20 AM

Chicago, Citing Benefits Of 'Floaters' - Tells Obama Administration To Take A Dive

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Paraphrasing: 'city kids don't know how to swim; and, so it's better to have repulsive water to keep them from going in and drowning.'I'm thinking that the 'we can't afford it just now' argument would have been sufficient.Here's a sample of Chicago Tribune coverage that spells out the essence: Three decades of improvements already have cleaned up the river to the point where 60 species of fish ...

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on Jun 05, 2010 at 06:20 PM
In Chicago, A Fashion Show ...

In Chicago, A Fashion Show Satisfies Our Love for Recycled Textiles (and Our Sweet Tooth, Too) [Photos]

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From afar it looks like just another golden hued evening gown but up close it's hundreds of M&M wrappers--yum! Image courtesy of EarthShare IllinoisWe're no strangers to green fashion in Chicago; Designers Vaute Couture, Frei Designs, and Mountains of the MoonRead the full story on TreeHugger

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on Jun 05, 2010 at 03:50 AM

Making Chicago River swimmable called a waste of tax money

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Making the Chicago River safe enough for swimming would waste taxpayer money and put children at risk of drowning, officials who oversee the waterway said Thursday.

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on Jun 04, 2010 at 04:50 AM

Chicago River could be green all year long

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What you will see on the Chicago River at this time of year are clusters of sailboats waiting for the city's famous bascule bridges to rise, admitting the boats to the lake.

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on Jun 04, 2010 at 04:50 AM

NeoCon 2010 Is Less Than Two Weeks Away!

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In less than two weeks, the 42nd annual NeoCon® World’s Trade Fair, the National Exposition of Contract Furnishings, will be taking place in Chicago’s Merchandise Mart. The show will draw over 40,000 architects, designers, dealers, and other professionals seeking architectural products, textiles, floor coverings, furniture, and more. If you can’t attend the show in person, [...]

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on Jun 03, 2010 at 11:51 AM

Obama, U.S. EPA push for cleaner Chicago River

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The administration's position, outlined in a letter quietly filed with a state rulemaking panel, goes far beyond new water quality standards proposed by Illinois regulators.

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on Jun 02, 2010 at 04:50 AM

Beach bacteria battle goes high-tech

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Confronting an almost unwinnable battle against E. coli and other bacteria on public beaches, Chicago and some of its suburbs have taken the fight into the digital age.

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on May 28, 2010 at 05:20 AM