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Fighting Chicago's Gang Problem with Gardens

Fighting Chicago's Gang Problem with Gardens
Monday morning I woke up and checked Twitter to see a story on the Trib about gang violence in my neighborhood taking the life of one, and wounding four others. I wish I could say it was surprising, but this kind of story becomes all too common around these parts in the summer. Waking up... Read more »

Free Rain Barrels at Shedd Aquarium 9-15-12

The Shedd Aquarium is giving away 50 rain barrels on Saturday, September 15. Here are the details from the website: Start Time: 10:00 a.m. Location: Shedd Aquarium’s loading dock/service entrance Limit of one rain barrel per person. As quantity is limited, rain barrels will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis. Rain barrels will... Read more »

Hailstorm Damage Shuts Down Garfield Park Conservatory

Hailstorm Damage Shuts Down Garfield Park Conservatory
Last night’s storm that reportedly produced golf ball-sized hail in some areas caused so much damage to the Garfield Park Conservatory that it has been shut down until further notice. Staff report that there’s so much broken glass hanging from the greenhouses that it isn’t safe to allow visitors to enter the premises. The video... Read more »
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Sex in the Garden

Today on Twitter there was a lot of snickering about the cover story of today’s RedEye. I went out to get a hard copy of the paper but it was out, which is usual in my neighborhood, but I ended up reading the online version of the story. After chuckling about the content of the... Read more »
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