Jason Altmann, left, and Noah Blankenship deliver play-by-play and commentary for the hearing impaired during the Stanley Cup hockey final, seen on a television on Monday, June 10. The commentary was delivered in American Sign Language for the first time during a sporting event. The NHL became the first major sports league to offer play by play and analysis in ASL during a live broadcast.

Schaumburg man helps break a barrier with first ASL broadcasts of Stanley Cup Finals

Schaumburg resident Jason Altmann, a third-generation deaf person, is broadcasting the Stanley Cup finals using American Sign Language.

Officials in several Northwest suburban Cook County towns are questioning the U.S. Census Bureau’s population estimates that show a drop of more than 4% in Arlington Heights, Palatine, Rosemont, Streamwood and several other places.

Officials decry census’ population loss estimates in Northwest suburbs

Recently released estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau showing significant population declines among several Northwest Cook County towns. The federal agency is estimating a drop of more than 4% of the residents in nearly a dozen towns located in the Cook County panhandle between 2020 and 2023.

Suburban communities look to address tree inequity, build climate resilience

Whatever a community’s leading issue is, there’s a tree for it. Whether it’s saving money, reducing crime or improving water quality, “there’s a tree for a lot of things ...

Northwestern junior Lachlan Stevens feeds a Japanese spider crab a “GastroPop,” an artificial shell full of seafood designed to help conservation efforts.

Students’ collaboration with Shedd Aquarium aids conch conservation efforts

What do you call a faux gastropod that’s actually a man-made snack for aquatic predators? GastroPops. That’s according to a group of Northwestern University engineering ...

Kim Adornetto (left) and her husband, Tim Adornetto, buy some sourdough bread on Sunday from Flavia Hajna of Flara Bakery at the Buffalo Grove Farmers Market Sunday.

Buffalo Grove kicks off Farmers Market season

The Buffalo Grove Farmers Market began its 16th season Sunday with a mix of familiar vendors and some fresh additions.

Willum and another koala, Brumby, have arrived to Brookfield Zoo Chicago through a partnership with the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance and its Koala Education and Conservation Project.

‘An iconic Australian species’: Koalas to make their debut at Brookfield Zoo Chicago

Meet Brumby and Willum, the first koalas to take up residence at Brookfield Zoo Chicago in its 90-year history.

Trisha Kocanda, superintendent at Fremont Elementary District 79, looks over an aerial view of the school campus straddling Fremont Center Road near Mundelein. The district is preparing for the proposed Ivanhoe Village development, which will add 3,200 housing units and about 1,000 students over the next 20 to 25 years.

‘A far more complex process’: District 79 preparing for Ivanhoe Village mega-development in Mundelein

Fremont District 79 and Mundelein High School District 120 hope to minimize the effect on taxpayers from planned Ivanhoe Village mega-development.

Chicago Bears President and CEO Kevin Warren was named Friday to the Intersect Illinois board, a panel of private sector and civic leaders that aims to bring economic growth and jobs to Illinois.

Seeking to strengthen ties with business community, Bears president joins state economic development panel

Kevin Warren was named Friday to a statewide public-private economic development organization’s board — another recent sign of how the Chicago Bears president and CEO is ...


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