Best Running And Hiking Trails In The SuburbsSome runners have no problem lacing up their shoes and hitting the concrete, no matter where they are. Others, present company included, sometimes need some incentive... Like a beautiful running trail.
Experts Urge Focus On Diversity When Replacing Trees Lost To Ash BorerThe emerald ash borer has done a lot of damage in the Chicago area. Approximately 13 million trees have been removed due to infestations of the notorious beetle.
Lack Of Snow Hindering Winter Sports Enthusiasts You may like the fact there's been little or no snow in the area this month, but not everyone does.
Best Places For Winter Outdoor Adventures Near ChicagoIn the Chicago area, there are local and nearby hills, trails and ponds to enjoy winter sports including these five really good destinations.
Expert Recommends Mulching Falling Leaves To Give Plants NutrientsThe nostalgic odor of burning leaves is but a memory in Chicago and many other cities throughout Illinois, leaving behind the problem: What to do with the leaves?
Best Places For Fall Colors In ChicagoFall's cooler nights are working their leaf-changing magic, dusting the Chicago trees in mauve and crimson. Hike, bike or drive to these five best locations to see Chicago's fall colors.
Chicago-Area Trees Shedding Leaves From Cool, Wet WeatherChicago area trees have been losing leaves early because of a cool wet spring and early summer, reports WBBM’s John Cody.
Naturalists Restoring Illinois Prairies With Controlled BurningsPlumes of smoke have been rising this week from prairies at Fermilab, the Morton Arboretum and other open spaces which naturalists are trying to keep open throughout the Chicago area.
Snowstorm Should Help Ground Moisture Levels In Chicago AreaIt might be tough to drive in, but Tuesday's snowstorm should bring some benefits to the Chicago area.
Best Ways To Take Advantage Of The Last Of The Winter In ChicagoMost of us wish there was a seasonal fast-forward button for the winter temperatures, but like it or not, there are a few things that are fun to experience during the colder days, especially when you know spring is just around the corner. Take advantage of the last days of winter with a few fun winter activities.
Trees Could Use Watering and Mulching During Snow Drought, Experts SayExperts say the lack of snow -- coming off of an extremely dry summer -- is literally stressing trees out. CBS 2's Dana Kozlov reports.
Best Free Thanksgiving Events In ChicagoThanksgiving is one holiday that isn’t about spending money and buying gifts. It’s meant to be a time to give thanks, be with loved ones and most importantly, over eat. Here are some free activities going on around Chicagoland this Thanksgiving to help you save a little money before the holiday spending kicks in. Enjoy it; you only have until midnight before Black Friday.