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Back To School: Naperville Students Allegedly Show Up Drunk

Posted 10.19.2011 | Chicago

Many students at Naperville North High School have been suspended after they appeared to be intoxicated during the first day of school Wednesday. Offi...

Naperville Firefighters Rescue Trapped Dog From Recliner

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

NAPERVILLE, Ill. — Three suburban Chicago firefighters rescued a small dog that became trapped inside a mechanized recliner chair by sawing the ...

Tales of a Serial Dater: Something's Missing

Gena Grish | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Gena Grish

The other day I was standing in line at Starbucks and getting my much needed Monday morning caffeine fix, when a very handsome man, with a million dollar smile, helped me pick up my credit card

Man Charged After Throwing Vomit-Filled Condoms At Security Guard

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A 19-year-old man was charged with battery and disorderly conduct this weekend after throwing what were believed to be vomit-filled condoms at a secur...

Naperville Bans Homeless From Sleeping Downtown

Daily Herald | Melissa Jenco | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Naperville will no longer allow Scott Huber to live on a downtown sidewalk where he has been camped for years....

Pollan's 'Defense Of Food' Sparks Debate In Dairyland

AP | RYAN J. FOLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

One best-selling book advocating fresh, local foods is shaking up America's Dairyland.

Students across University of Wisconsin-Madison's campus, organic grocers, scientists, and dairy farmers large and small have jumped into the debate on how food is produced and eaten. The discussions started last month when the university began giving Michael Pollan's book, "In Defense of Food," free to all incoming freshmen and school officials urged professors to use it in class.

"I have not seen the students this excited about something in years," Irwin Goodman, a horticulture professor who is vice dean of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences said of the buzz on campus about Pollan's field-to-table philosophies.

The book urges readers to "eat food, not too much, mostly plants" and criticizes food companies and scientists for replacing traditional foods with unhealthier, highly processed substitutes and confusing consumers with health claims.

Pollan's work has been used on college campuses from the University of California-Berkeley, where he is a journalism professor, to Columbia University in New York City for courses ranging from science journalism to environmental politics. But the program at UW-Madison is unique because the book and related topics are being discussed everywhere from French and political science courses to an exhibit on the history of food. And Pollan is to speak at the 17,000-seat Kohl Center Thursday in the liberal college town.

Naperville Trails Rockford For Most Drunk Driving Busts In Illinois

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In the Alliance Against Intoxicated Motorists' 2006 survey of Illinois police departments, Naperville led the pack with the most arrests of intoxicate...

Ayers: Canceled School Lecture Teaches 'Terrible Lessons'

Daily Herald | Melissa Jenco | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Controversial author Bill Ayers says separate decisions by school officials and a bookshop owner to cancel his scheduled appearances next week in Nape...

Students Need Parents Permission To Attend Bill Ayers School Lecture

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

NAPERVILLE, Ill. (AP) -- Former 1960s radical William Ayers is scheduled to speak at a suburban Chicago high school next month. On the campaign trail...

Nicor's $69 Million Rate Hike Approved, Gas Bills To Increase

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Illinois Commerce Commission has approved a $69 million rate hike for Nicor Inc., which distributes natural gas to more than 2 million northern Il...