Smoke in the air? Don't panic: Prescribed burn season is beginning in the DuPage County forest preserves. These controlled fires keep the local ecosystems in balance and tamp down the spread of exotic plants. For more detail on the practice, sign up for the free Introduction to Prescription Burns presentation to be held Sunday, November 5, at Herrick Lake and Sunday, November 12, at Churchill Woods.
WBEZ Feature: Who Created the Cook County Forest Preserves?
The Cook County Forest Preserves comprise 69,000-plus acres. WBEZ asks: Whose foresight was it?