Security forces in Syria are reported to have fired teargas and shots in the air as anti-government protests flared again in the southern city of Daraa. The unrest follows clashes in Latakia over the weekend that killed at least 12 people.
Change is underway at the Cook County Forest Preserve. In December 2010, Arnold Randall was tapped to oversee the county’s 68,000 acres of land. Despite those hefty holdings, the Forest Preserve still has a low profile.
Illinois lawmakers are scheduled to be in Chicago Monday to hear hours of public testimony about one of this year's most pivotal topics: legislative redistricting.The contentious process sets boundaries for lawmaker districts using U.S. Census data.
A new study by the Army Corp of Engineers shows electrical barriers in Illinois' rivers may need to be stronger to stop the migration of the invasive Asian carp. The report found possible scenarios where Asian carp could get past the electrical barriers.Charles Wooley is with the U.S.
Ten years ago, Uruguay had some of the highest cigarette-smoking rates in Latin America.But Uruguay's efforts in the last five years to curb smoking have been so successful that the small South American nation is embroiled in a lawsuit with tobacco giant Philip Morris International.We’ll talk