Contamination in the recycling stream at Midwest Fiber threatens the business model that makes single stream recycling possible. A company representative says if the contamination rate increases above the current 10 percent, it could cost taxpayers more.
The Chicago based bluegrass quartet Henhouse Prowlers is now a teenager. Founding member and banjo player Ben Wright said despite the title of their latest album, he's not surprised the group is "Still On That Ride" 13 years later. "When you start something like a band," said Wright. "You don't think too much about the future, because so many bands come and go."