Thursday, May 9, 2013
Want to make a real difference in the world? Consider one of these seven "green" careers that help protect—and improve—our planet. Provided by Jobs at AOL.
The following story was provided by AOLJobs.com. By Debra Auerbach for CareerBuilder Have you ever had an itch to quit your job and instead do work that makes a real difference in the world? In honor of Earth Day on April 22, we've compiled a list of seven jobs that help people live a better life – from the buildings they work and live in, to the energy that fuels their homes, to the air they breathe. 1. Conservation scientist: Conservation scientists are hired to help preserve and protect natural habitats. They usually work with landowners and federal, state and local governments to find the best ways to use and improve the land while conserving the environment.* 2. Energy auditor: When a building is cooled or heated, it uses energy. …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Heavy rains Tuesday bring a National Weather Service Flood Watch and Hazardous Weather Outlook.
The National Weather Service-Chicago Flood Watch for our neck of the woods continues to at least 4 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30. Much of Geneva's southwest side was without power for more than 90 minutes Tuesday night. Much of the power was back on by 9 p.m. Unconfirmed reports said two transformers were out. Strong winds of up to 60 mph might have contributed to the problems. Tuesday's record-setting January warmth was a precursor to severe thunderstorms that became more widespread Tuesday afternoon and evening. Accumulating snow is possible Wednesday. The snow should start after 1 p.m. and temperature will fall to around 26 by 5 p.m. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph. Because the ground is still frozen in much of the area—with only the top …
Friday, January 25, 2013
NBC's top-rated summer show will be holding auditions in Chicago at McCormick Place on Jan. 26 and Jan. 27.
Last season, "American's Got Talent" had three unique finalists: A comedian, a family dog act and a one-of-a-kind musical instrument. The winner? A group of dogs that danced, performed jump rope tricks and even some gymnastics. "Chicago is an important city for 'America's Got Talent,'" said senior casting producer Jason Shuler. "We have had several top talent audition at our Chicago open calls. Among them are Chicago group Footworkingz and the piano player from Edon from our most current season." Notable winners who auditioned in Chicago: Neal E. Boyd from season three and Kevin Skinner from season four. The show will be holding auditions on Jan. 26 and Jan. 27 at McCormick Place, 2301 Lake Shore Dr. Entrances can be found at Gate 4 or …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
McCormick Place is filled with celebration as the race is called.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
LIVE from McCormick Place: Patch reports live from the Chicago celebration. Comments on this post are set for pre-publication review.
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Shooting stars will be flying this weekend in the Chicago area. The Orionids meteor shower promises to be a show worth watching, according to info from the Adler Planetarium.
The offspring of Halley's Comet are about to put on quite a show in the skies around Chicago. Earth will pass through a stream of debris from Halley's Comet beginning Monday, which will give us the benefit of the annual Orionids meteor shower—though you probably won't see much until a bit later. According to Adler Planetarium, the shower is expected to peak in the Chicago area just before midnight Saturday, Oct. 20, and continue until just before dawn Sunday, Oct. 21. The moon sets early that night, which will keep the sky dark enough that—barring cloud cover—you should be able to see about a dozen meteors per hour, according to Adler's information. "Despite not being the most spectacular meteor shower, the Orionids have the most well …
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Five new neighborhood sites in the city of Chicago will open later this month as Patch expands its Chicago-area offerings.
Patch is coming to the North Side of Chicago. Residents of Lincoln Park, Lake View, Roscoe Village, North Center, Bucktown, Wicker Park and Lincoln Square will be the first North Siders to get Patch's unique brand of news, conversation and community celebration later this month. Our web sites operate on the philosophy that an informed, engaged community is a better community. In the summer of 2010, Patch Media set up shop in the Chicago suburbs. Today, 62 Patch sites serve communities from the North Shore to the South Suburbs, from McHenry and Lake counties in the north to Kane, Will and Kendall counties in the west and southwest. For two years, Chicagoans have asked us, "When will Patch come to the city?" To meet the demand, in August, we…
Monday, August 20, 2012
Jenny McCarthy's staying in the Chicago area, in spite of her breakup with Brian Urlacher, because she loves the Midwest, and it's a great place for kids to grow up. Here's the scoop, courtesy of Jenny's own column in the Chicago Sun-Times.
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Monday, August 20, 2012
Jenny McCarthy says she's putting down roots in Chicago and leaving Los Angeles for good, according to her own bylined column in The Chicago Sun-Times. The sumertime 2012 Geneva resident says she really stood out as a Midwestern girl in LA, so she's moved back to Chicago, and that's where she'll stay. The column doesn't mention whether she's in Chicago proper or one of the suburbs, but an email from Wrapports says the article is "confirming that she is moving to Chicago." She did say her son, Evan, was very happy to be here. “The people are so nice and I have so many friends,” Evan told his mom. We hope that Geneva was a good part of that experience. McCarthy ends the column by thanking Chicago "for allowing me to give my son what you have…
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Music takes Chicago by storm this weekend with Black Sabbath, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Black Keys and more playing in Grant Park. Get the details and tell us if you're going and who you want to see!
Squealing guitars, ambient electronics and soulful voices will be hanging in the air at Grant Park in Chicago this weekend as the Lollapalooza Music Festival comes to the city. The music festival kicks off at 11:30 a.m. Friday and runs through 10 p.m. Sunday. If you don't already have a ticket, you may be out of luck. According to the Lollapalooza website, all ticket options are sold out. Still, if you go down, you can probably snag a ticket at the gates. If you're a music fan, there's a ton of choice acts to check out, including Black Sabbath and The Black Keys dueling it out from either side of the park. But if heavy music isn't your thing, there's also Sigur Ros, Toro Y Moi and Frank Ocean there to expand your musical horizons. Tell us …
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Animal Control blames understaffed office for incorrect tickets.
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
The Chicago Tribune is reporting the Kane County animal control administrator wrongly issued multiple tickets to pet owners for failing to keep their animals vaccinated for rabies. Kane County Animal Control Administrator Kimberly Rudloff told the Tribune the tickets were sent to residents based on outdated information. She said it will take up to 10 weeks to get the records updated. Rudloff also said it cost $30,000 to hire temporary employees to input information from 60,000 rabies certificates. The department won't start sending tickets for vaccination violations again until late June, Rudloff told the Tribune.
Friday, February 24, 2012
The National Weather Service predicted 2 to 4 inches. A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until 9 a.m. today.
The National Weather Service said that 2 to 4 inches of overnight snow was predicted for the area by this Friday morning—and we got it. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until 9 a.m. Snow will continue during the early hours until taperiing by mid morning. An additional 1 to 3 inches are expected. Schools are open in Geneva. The main impact is wet snow, which will make travel difficult. The NWS also warns people to be careful shoveling, because the snow is wet and heavy. Friday Forecast Snow showers likely, mainly before noon. Cloudy, with a high near 35. Breezy, with a west northwest wind between 15 and 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. Total daytime snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches …