| Dec 12, 2013
| 9:09 AM
Homicide detectives plan to return to a section of the Angeles National Forest in Altadena on Thursday to investigate human remains found there earlier this week.
The remains were found Wednesday about 12:25 p.m. in the 3900 block of Fair Oaks Avenue,...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 12:37 PM
There is some good news for Wheaton residents who are wondering when the city will get around to removing trees and tree stumps infested by emerald ash borers.
Council members unanimously approved more money for the efforts at Monday night's council...
| Dec 15, 2013
The moment Fred and Kimberly Clark waited for since planting firs, pines and other evergreens eight years ago finally arrived last weekend.
Their first Christmas tree sales.
All farming is delayed gratification, but the delay is particularly long...
| Nov 21, 2013
After a consistently rainy October and November, foresters across the north suburbs are cautiously optimistic that trees will continue recovering this winter from two years of dry conditions, and will flourish in the spring.
The summer of 2012, one of...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 4:22 PM
Firefighters have begun controlled burns in the San Bernardino National Forest, taking advantage of the recent rains and cool temperatures to eliminate brush and needles that can fuel catastrophic wildfires.
The controlled burns will target spots in the...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 9:19 AM
Find your Christmas tree at one of these 12 Chicago-area farms—all within 90 miles of downtown.
Ben’s Christmas Tree Farm
A complimentary horse-drawn wagon is ready to take you to out the field at Ben’s, a 55-acre farm...
| Aug 3, 2013
| 12:00 PM
In a rare but perhaps fleeting triumph of clear-headed thinking at Los Angeles City Hall, high-level officials have rescinded a citation issued to a South L.A. family for the crime of planting squash in their frontyard.
On the evening of my Wednesday...
| Jul 21, 2013
| 5:56 PM
A forest grows in Govans. As traffic rumbles by on busy York Road, cardinals flit about in a shady grove of trees sandwiched between a CVS drugstore and the Govans-Boundary Parish United Methodist Church.
In a city where some neighborhoods are...
| Jun 28, 2013
With so much crime in the Chicago area, from murderous gangbangers to those thug mobs and everything in between, it's nice to know that law enforcement finally cracked down on Public Enemy No. 1:
He's John Taris, 75, retired tailor and notorious...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 3:57 PM
In a heart-warming ceremony earlier this month, the sons of the late Amanda Torbit of Jarrettsville planted and dedicated a tree in their mother's memory at Eden Mill Nature Center in northern Harford County.
The tree planting was an expression of...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 7:10 AM
Los Angeles County health officials confirmed this week that a trapped ground squirrel tested positive for plague, and as a precaution parts of the Angeles National Forest near Wrightwood have been closed.
The areas closed, since 1 p.m. Wednesday,...