Rain Barrel.

Rain, Rain Don’t Go Away

Learn more about rain barrels and save money on watering your lawn or garden. (PHOTO SUPPLIED) Park Forest, IL–(ENEWSPF)–July 6, 2010. You’ve seen them on your Park Forest vehicle sticker, at the Aqua Center gazebo and for sale at the Farmers Market. Rain barrels can save you money while helping[Read More…]


The Few, The Proud, The Geocachers

Geocachers at the Central Park Wetlands. (PHOTO SUPPLIED) Park Forest, IL–(ENEWSPF)– The first few days in May were a big deal for geocachers – people who find hidden “treasures” with GPS receivers. Many were celebrating the 10th anniversary of geocaching. At the Central Park Wetlands in Park Forest, one geocacher[Read More…]

The Atrazine Cover Up: A 6 Minute Video Worth Watching

Pineland, Maine–(ENEWSPF)–April 26, 2010.  Atrazine is a pesticide long associated with causing birth defects in frogs and other amphibians, as well as myriad health impacts to humans and other mammals. The International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health said atrazine’s “alleged endocrine disruptor effects, possible carcinogenic effect, and epidemiological connection[Read More…]

Dandelion headband

Natural Lawn Care: Growing Weed-Free Without Pesticides

“People should not be afraid of dandelions,” says Rachel Rosenberg. (PHOTO SUPPLIED) Park Forest, IL–(ENEWSPF)–April 19, 2010. Recently, I had the opportunity to attend the Chicago premiere screening at Columbia College of the documentary movie A Chemical Reaction. The movie documents one of the most powerful and effective community environmental[Read More…]

South Suburban Earth Science Club to Meet April 13

Park Forest, IL–(ENEWSPF)– The South Suburban Earth Science Club will meet Tuesday, April 13th at 7:30 p.m., Freedom Hall, 410 Lakewood , Park Forest, IL. The SSESC is dedicated to promoting and education ones on the study of earth sciences which includes: minerals, archaeology, lapidary arts and processes, fossil collecting,[Read More…]

Film Screening ‘A Chemical Reaction’ Saturday, March 20

Park Forest, IL–(ENEWSPF)–March 17, 2010.  The film ‘A Chemical Reaction’ will be screened on Saturday, March 20 at 3 p.m. at Columbia College’s Ferguson Auditorium 600 S. Michigan, Chicago. ‘A Chemical Reaction’ explores how the elimination of lawn pesticides transformed one community in Canada, and how their actions impacted the[Read More…]

‘Climategate’ E-Mails Show Scientists in Bad Light, Don’t Change Scientific Consensus on Global Warming

By Jess Henig FactCheck.org Summary In late November 2009, more than 1,000 e-mails between scientists at the Climate Research Unit of the U.K.’s University of East Anglia were stolen and made public by an as-yet-unnamed hacker. Climate skeptics are claiming that they show scientific misconduct that amounts to the complete[Read More…]

Legislation Aimed at Providing Boost for Energy Efficiency Projects in Illinois Signed Into Law

Springfield, IL–(ENEWSPF)–November 13, 2009.  On Thursday, legislation backed by State Representative Anthony DeLuca (D-Chicago Heights) was signed into law by Governor Quinn.  This legislation allows the Illinois Finance Authority, which provides funding options to help foster private sector job creation, to support energy efficiency projects as Illinois looks for an[Read More…]

Final 2023 Mayoral Forum with Joe Woods

Final Village Trustee Forum – March 19, 2023