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  It won't be long before Illinois residents wake up to something that signals the end of the growing season for everyone from farmers to landscapers to gardeners: frost. Illinois state climatologist Jim Angel says the first frost of the season in...

Frost signals end of growing season in Illinois

Updated: 10/9/2013 08:07 AM

  Americans cut back on using their credit cards in August for a third straight month, a sign that consumers remain cautious about spending. Consumers increased their borrowing $13.6 billion in August to a seasonally adjusted $3.04 trillion, the...

Americans cut back on credit cards for 3rd month

Updated: 10/9/2013 08:10 AM

  Telecommunications equipment maker Alcatel-Lucent SA said Tuesday that it plans to cut 10,000 jobs worldwide over the next two years, the latest cost-cutting drive from the loss-making company. The company has local operations in Lisle and...

Telecoms firm Alcatel-Lucent to cut 10,000 jobs

Updated: 10/9/2013 08:12 AM

  A new study has found that adults in Spain and Italy are among the least equipped in the developed world to emerge from the economic crisis that has gripped Europe and beyond. Their northern European and Asian counterparts, meanwhile, have educated...

Spain, Italy lack jobs skills needed for recovery

Updated: 10/9/2013 08:12 AM

  Thousands of drinking-water professionals from around the world are opening the Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference in Chicago. Gov. Pat Quinn said Monday he wants to protect the environment by modernizing Illinois'...

Quinn opens water-quality conference

Updated: 10/9/2013 08:06 AM

  Daily Herald opinion editor Jim Slusher explains his vision of the editorial page: A forum for community debate on the issues of the day.

Daily Herald editorial page strives to foster debate

Updated: 10/4/2013 11:54 AM

  From its early days, the Daily Herald has kept the good of suburban communities at the heart of its mission. The pages of our history literally are filled with examples where we've investigated wrongdoing, spoken out for needed change or rallied...

Daily Herald's commitment: Watching out for the little guy

Updated: 10/4/2013 11:45 AM

  In an era where government handouts pass as news, the need for local news reporting is greater than ever today, says Daily Herald local news editor Renee Trappe.

Why local news reporting matters at the Daily Herald

Updated: 10/4/2013 11:45 AM

  Quick, name the sport that causes the largest number of catastrophic injuries among girls. No, it’s not soccer, lacrosse, gymnastics, basketball or even flag football. It’s cheerleading, also known as “competitive cheer” or...

Cheerleading’s school of hard knocks

Updated: 10/4/2013 03:46 PM

  After 11 years as one of the most effective traditional country singers of his generation, Joe Nichols crosses over to rocking contemporary songs, most of them about seducing young women and sentimentalizing the rural lifestyle, on "Crickets."...

Joe Nichols changes direction, not quality

Updated: 10/8/2013 10:28 AM

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