| Jan 29, 2012
Every winter, widespread chemical dumping leaves Chicago streets covered in sodium chloride. Here are 10 facts you don't have to take with a grain of salt:
1. Salt has seasoned English in many ways. Because Romans put salt or brine on their vegetables,...
| Aug 7, 2011
| 5:52 PM
The text message came to her phone, and Afrose Merchant looked down.
Merchant, her husband, her mother and her son were headed west in their car on the Ronald Reagan Memorial Tollway to an Islamic community center in Naperville Saturday evening. The...
| Sep 13, 2011
| 7:04 AM
The Morton Arboretum
4100 Illinois Route 53
Beautiful Botanical Displays
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
$59 (discounts for Arboretum members)
Get fall plants at the Fall Garden Shoppe, September 18-25, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m....
| Sep 13, 2011
| 10:29 AM
The Naperville dentist who authorities said caused a fatal accident when he was driving the wrong way on the Reagan Memorial Tollway last month is suffering from an incurable brain disease that may have played a part in the incident, his attorney said...
| Sep 23, 2011
| 4:36 PM
A Naperville dentist who authorities say sparked a fatal crash when he drove the wrong way on the Reagan Memorial Tollway in DuPage County died this afternoon after languishing in a hospital for several weeks.
William A. Howe, 43, was pronounced dead...
| Sep 24, 2011
| 4:08 PM
The death of a Naperville dentist who caused a fatal crash when he drove the wrong way on the Reagan Memorial Tollway and died after being hospitalized for several weeks has been ruled a suicide.
William A. Howe, 43, was pronounced dead Friday at...
| Sep 11, 2008
Pam Holy and George Davis headed out of the little slice of butterfly heaven that is the Burnham Nature Sanctuary, Davis holding a pruner and Holy lugging industrial-grade limb loppers in a bucket.
Along the trail behind them was evidence of the morning'...
| Jul 31, 2010
During the lazy, hazy days of summer, appreciate how trees clean the air. One way they do it is by scrubbing pollution from the air with their leaves.
"Think about how your clothes pick up lint, especially rough-textured clothing. That's essentially...
| Jun 19, 2010
Nothing says "dad's day off" more than a hammock strung between two leafy trees.
"Hanging a hammock is really very simple, but there are a few safety considerations for people and trees," says Brian Malatia, arborist at The Morton Arboretum. Tree...
| Jul 24, 2010
Japanese beetles present a double whammy. The coppery-colored, half-inch-long adult beetles have been attacking plants. Soon, their grub offspring will attack turf.
In sunny, moist areas, around early August, beetle grubs will hatch and feed on the roots...
| Jan 18, 2009
"I can't wait until spring," says author Bill Alexander. "I miss lettuce. I haven't had any decent lettuce for months."
He's not the only one waiting eagerly for the growing season to begin. All signs are that 2009 will be a banner year for vegetable...