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Brady Street News

by Tim Lambrecht Brady Street’s first Urban Playground Run & Ride is set for Saturday, September 9. The Urban Playground Festival’s intent is to highlight the recent completion of the bicycle and pedestrian bridges, and to promote exercise and the accessibility of the Brady Street area to other neighborhoods. The Urban Playground’s inaugural festival will […]

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A Place for Nature in the City

by Laura Richard “For the past eight years, a small group of dedicated volunteers representing a diverse array of folk from the community (business people, land owners, non profit leaders, government officials, teachers and neighbors) have been working together toward the common goal of forever preserving and protecting the 5.5 mile natural corridor that borders […]

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The Swarm: Cicadas Emerge in Wisconsin

by Carijean Buhk, Urban Ecology Center Outdoor concerts in Chicago have been rescheduled, wedding planners are searching for good sound systems, and “foodies” are looking for recipes all for the emergence of one little bug. Well, make that millions of little bugs. Brood XIII of periodical cicadas will emerge in Illinois and parts of Wisconsin […]