Two llamas charged with mowing the grass at O'Hare. (Credit: Nancy Harty)

O’Hare Goes To The Goats, For A Little Landscaping

Grazing goats and landscaping llamas are among the newest workers at O’Hare international airport.


The attendees at Lollapalooza tore things up over the weekend -- literally. (CBS)

Post-Lollapalooza Cleanup Under Way

Heavy rain plus thousands of Lollapalooza concert-goers stripped away much of the grass and left mud behind over the weekend.


The field in front of one of the Lollapalooza stages in Grant Park was left a muddy, watery mess in 2012 after thunderstorms soaked the park during the second day of the festival. (Credit: Steve Miller, WBBM)

Thunderstorm During Lollapalooza Leaves Grant Park A Muddy Mess

Rainstorms on Saturday forced the temporary evacuation of Lollapalooza, but after the crowds returned, some of the fields of Grant Park were left covered with mud.

CBS Chicago–08/05/2012

Grass is turning brown all over the Chicago area because of this summer's drought. (CBS)

Should You Water Your Lawn In Drought Conditions?

Should you even bother to try to keep your grass green during an extended drought? CBS 2’s Pamela Jones reports.



Drought Leaving Lawns Dry, Farmers Devastated

Storms packing enough power to leave anyone drenched to the bone passed through Chicago on Thursday, but the area is still severely short on rain.

CBS Chicago–07/06/2012


Soldier Field’s Grass Surface To Get Makeover

The announcement comes three weeks after the Bears had to cancel an Aug. 5 practice for fans because the current grass sod had pulled apart at the seams and made the surface dangerous that night.


Large swaths of grass at Grant Park were still brown and dried out and other patches of grass were instead patches of dirt, nearly two weeks after Lollapalooza wrapped up in 2011. (Credit: CBS)

Grant Park Repairs Continue Nearly Two Weeks After Lollapalooza

The normally lush, green grass of Grant Park remains brown and dried out as crews work on fixing the damage from the Lollapalooza music festival, which ended almost two weeks ago.

CBS Chicago–08/18/2011


Professor: Use More Grass, Less Corn For Biofuels

URBANA, Ill. (CBS) — Illinois’ environment would be better with more grass and less corn – in the opinion of a University of Illinois researcher. As WBBM Newsradio 780’s Dave Dahl reports, plant biologist Evan […]

CBS Chicago–07/21/2011

Ted Phillips

Rock’s Rant: Bears’ Phillips Says Kiss My Grass

Ted Phillips is all about his grass. In an exclusive one on one with the Chicago Tribune’s Dan Pompei (a regular guest on The Mully And Hanley Show on WSCR), Bears President Ted Phillips had a lot to say about a wide range of topics.

670 The Score–03/21/2011

Soldier Field Turf

Packers, Bears Complain About Soldier Field Turf

As Soldier Field is about to host one of the most historic games in recent history, many NFL players are complaining about its turf – including some of the Bears.

CBS Chicago–01/21/2011