| Mar 14, 2014
Joel Greenberg sat at his Westmont kitchen table, a bearish figure with curly gray hair mirrored by a short gray beard, in front of a stuffed passenger pigeon.
The bird looks like an oversized mourning dove, with stitches visible where the head had to...
| Jul 29, 2013
It's like looking through the family vacation photo album.
There are the kids hiking in Shawnee National Forest. There's the whole group mugging in a cave at Starved Rock State Park. There's the wild turkey crossing the road.
The brick segment from...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 2:03 PM
The best kind of volunteering involves getting your hands dirty; the Shedd Aquarium's kind also means spending a day at the beach.
For its new Great Lakes Action Days, volunteers will help with invasive plant removal, maintaining trails, planting native...
| Aug 10, 2012
| 7:45 AM
A warning if you are planning a beach trip to Lake Michigan this weekend. The National Weather Service predicts dangerous rip currents along the shores of Illinois and Indiana.
Waves at Illinois Beach State Park could reach 7 feet by Saturday afternoon....
| Apr 25, 2012
| 4:36 PM
We're on the road again, Cruisin' the great state of Illinois. Our own Julian Crews is leading the excursion.
This week, we're searching for Illinois natural wonders. From 6 and a half miles of undeveloped Lake Michigan Shoreline in Zion to the Shawnee...
| Apr 3, 2012
| 4:34 PM
After spending most of the winter curled up in a 6-foot-tall wine chiller in a Lake Forest wildlife center, scores of squirming reptiles were set …...