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2011-02-02 06:35:00

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill., Feb. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As of 6:00 AM, Pace Suburban Bus service is severely hampered by road conditions throughout its six-county service area. Passengers are advised to stay home and avoid all travel unless absolutely necessary. Pace bus operators and other personnel stayed overnight at garage facilities in order to be on hand for service this morning, but road conditions- including travel bans in Will, Lake, and McHenry counties and impassable roads...

2009-06-09 06:10:00

CHICAGO, June 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by Friends of the Parks: WHAT: One hundred years after Daniel Burnham first envisioned it, Chicago's entire lakefront would be an unbroken string of public parks, under the Last Four Miles Plan being unveiled at Calumet Park on Tuesday, June 9th. Almost 400 acres of green parkland would be created on former industrial sites on the south side. On the north lakefront nearly 100 acres of new parks and beaches would be...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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