| 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...
| 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 21, 2013
| 10:12 AM
Superstorm Sandy dumped 60,000 cubic yards of sand into the mouth of Waukegan Harbor last fall, clogging the entrance.
Nearby, beaches have grown thin, in part because all the sand is getting trapped in Waukegan.
The solution to both problems seemed...
| 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 …...
| 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...