Openlands

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Chicago Making Up For Lost Time To Replace Trees

A Chicago environmental leader says the ash borer, drought and a tough winter have left the city short of trees, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

05/27/2014

Proposed map of the Illiana Expressway, a tollway which would connect I-65 in Indiana to I-55 in Illinois. (Credit: Illinois Department of Transportation)

Environmental Groups Sue To Stop Illiana Tollway

Chicago environmental groups filed a lawsuit Thursday to stop the proposed $1.3 billion Illiana Tollway linking northern Illinois and northwestern Indiana, claiming the Illinois Department of Transportation doesn’t have authority to develop it.

04/18/2014

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Best Outdoor Volunteer Opportunities For Families In Chicago

Make the most out of the summer by getting the whole family involved in a worthwhile volunteer opportunity. This not just contributes to the community but also helps to get the whole family out and about in an outdoor activity in Chicago.

07/19/2013

A view of the Chicago River from just east of the Columbus Drive bridge. (Credit: CBS)

Environmental Groups Tout Financial Benefits Of Cleaning Up, Improving Chicago River

“Water quality makes a tremendous difference in how we can interact with the river, but also provides us jobs; it provides us business revenue,” said Friends of the Chicago River executive director Margaret Frisbie.

WBBM Newsradio–05/09/2013

Lake Michigan (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

New Nature Preserve Overlooks Lake On North Shore

A nature preserve overlooking Lake Michigan opens Saturday, with some artwork already built in.

09/09/2011

Englewood Garden

Garden Builds Community In Englewood

Gardening isn’t only about what you plant. As some neighbors in Englewood are showing us, it’s also about friendship and dedication to your neighborhood.

CBS 2–08/25/2011