At the Harold Washington Library in Chicago, a cyber navigator’s central job is to help people learn to use computers. But because much of what they do is help people access government services or find a job, cyber navigators are almost like digital social workers.
The first of two 800-megawatt electricity generators at a new $4 billion southern Illinois power plant is in use.The Belleville News-Democrat reports the Unit 1 generator was fired up Wednesday at the Prairie State Energy Campus near Lively Grove in Washington County.The second unit is to b
Illinois legislators quietly passed a bill last week to address the hot-button issue of what to do about plastic bags that end up in landfills. So why does this bill have so many environmental groups and cities upset?
Actor Dan Granata says the history of watching the transit of Venus is "a chronicle of cosmological blue balls." He explains his statement – with the help of a little math – in this week's installment of The Paper Machete.
J.B. Pritzker could have taken his famous name and sizable inheritance and done any number of things that people in his position do: run a club in South Beach, start his own perfume line, or hang out on a gold-plated party yacht.
Just when you were getting used to your teens getting on social networking sites, Facebook has decided to tap into the tween scene -- and younger), too. So what’s a weary parent to do to keep their child safe online?