The North Branch of the Chicago River had nearly vanished from both sight and memory. Then the Riverbank Neighbors appeared.
City officials unveil plans to create a new generation of growers who will turn thousands of vacant lots into Chicago's bread baskets.
What’s the matter, farmer? Down on your luck? Pick up a pitchfork -- or better yet, put on some knee socks and roller skates -- and do some interpretive dance.
A new generation of homesteaders heads to the woods to learn about beekeeping, artisanal bread making, how to make an electric car -- you know, the basics.
If Mayor Rahm Emanuel has his way, his new Recipe for Healthy Places will put locally grown fruits and vegetables within reach for all Chicago's residents.
Angry, or just confused, birds launch themselves into Chicago’s skyscrapers in an apparent effort to tell us we’re screwing up the planet.
A shuttered prison facility near Peoria, Ill., may soon become a training ground for new farmers and a much-needed food distribution hub.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and his dapper transportation czar are out to turn the Windy City into a mecca for the cycling crowd.
Chicago's South Side could soon remake itself as a greenbelt studded with urban farms -- perhaps the largest such network in the country.