Flooding often means more mosquitoes

But floodwater mosquitoes typically do not carry disease information provided by the Illinois Department of Public Health SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (June 17, 2019) – Months of rain and flooding in Illinois have created conditions ripe for floodwater mosquitoes (Aedes vexans). Fortunately floodwater mosquitoes, often called nuisance mosquitoes, are not known to carry disease. “It is important … Read more

Preparing for flooding: tips from IEMA

River levels expected to further rise information provided by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (May 1, 2019) – The National Weather Service is forecasting another round of showers and thunderstorms that could lead to urban and flash flooding, as well as further aggravate already swollen rivers, creeks throughout the state. The Illinois Emergency … Read more

Three IHSA fishing tournaments rescheduled due to weather

New date: Monday, May 6 (weather permitting) information provided by the Forest Preserves of Cook County COOK COUNTY, Ill (May 1, 2019) – The Forest Preserves of Cook County is hosting three Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Bass Fishing Sectional tournaments, and students will be fishing for a chance to compete at the State tournament … Read more

10th annual Community Clean-Up Day ‘a great success’

Cold, rain, snow don’t stop Lansing residents from making a difference by Katie Arvia and Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (April 27, 2019) – The rain started around 9:30am on the already-cold Saturday morning, yet hundreds of intrepid Lansing residents kept their commitment to participate in the 10th annual Community Clean-Up Day. Volunteers from church congregations, … Read more

Governor Pritzker signs new wind farm bill

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information provided by the Office of the Governor CHICAGO, Ill. (April 19, 2019) – Gov. JB Pritzker signed HB 2988 on Friday, clarifying current law around zoning standards for wind energy development across the state. The new law will create jobs, revitalize communities with new investment in rural areas—including tens of millions of dollars in … Read more

IDOT provides 5,000 trees to Illinois schools

Earth Day tradition replaces trees lost to construction, maintenance activities information provided by the Illinois Department of Transportation SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (April 2019) — The Illinois Department of Transportation once again distributed 5,000 seedlings to schools throughout the state last week in cooperation with Living Lands & Waters in honor of Earth Day on April 22. … Read more

Earth Awareness Day activities coming to South Suburban College

Tuesday, April 23 by Melanie Jongsma SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. (April 16, 2019) – The South Suburban College Green Club will host a Sustainability Fair this month to celebrate Earth Week. On Tuesday, April 23, 2019, the movie Home, a documentary by French director Yann Arthus-Bertrand, will be shown in Lecture Hall C from 11:00am–12:30pm. The … Read more

Sand Ridge Nature Center offers Earth Day activities

Saturday, April 20, 10:00am-3:00pm information provided by the Forest Preserves of Cook County SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. (April 17, 2019) – The Forest Preserves of Cook County is celebrating Earth Day with volunteer opportunities, educational programs, and fun events at many locations, in an effort to further educate the public about preserving the habitat for millions … Read more

April events and programs at Sand Ridge Nature Center

information provided by the Forest Preserves of Cook County SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. (April 6, 2019) – A variety of spring programs are available throughout the Forest Preserves of Cook County. Highlighted below are the ones offered at Sand Ridge Nature Center, 15891 Paxton, South Holland, Illinois, during the rest of April. Spring Break Nature Fun … Read more