Category Archives: Illinois

Announced Closure of IL State Museums by Governor Rauner Threatens Both Nature and Culture

A message by the Illinois Environmental Council, which we feel is worthy to pass on to our readers. Illinois’ State Museums provide important environmental education opportunities to thousands of visitors each year. Governor Rauner recently announced that these museums are … Continue reading

Posted in economics, exhibits, humanities, Illinois, museums, news, parks and public land

RU Awarded IL Clean Energy Community Foundation Grant

Roosevelt University was awarded a grant in April 2015 that was applied toward upgrading the energy efficiency  lighting systems for its National Historic Landmark Auditorium Building at the Chicago Campus as well as for the entire Schaumburg Campus facility. The grant was … Continue reading

Posted in awards, climate change, conservation, economics, energy, Illinois, news, Roosevelt

Burning the Prairie at Spring Valley in Schaumburg: Melanie Blume Reports on Her SUST Internship Experience this Semester

This is the 4th guest post by RU senior Melanie Blume, a SUST major who is interning with conservation and education staff at the Spring Valley Nature Center and the Volkening Heritage Farm near Roosevelt’s campus in Schaumburg IL. These excellent facilities are … Continue reading

Posted in biodiversity, conservation, ecology, education, food, history, Illinois, internships, parks and public land, restoration, Roosevelt, science, service, students, suburbs

Bison to Return to Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie

From the Associated Press via the NY Times: CHICAGO — A small herd of around two dozen bison could be grazing on restored grassland south of Chicago as soon as this fall now that the Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie has … Continue reading

Posted in biodiversity, conservation, ecology, Illinois, news, parks and public land, wildlife

Making Wine at the Volkening Heritage Farm: Melanie Blume Reports on Her SUST Internship Experience this Semester

This is the 3rd guest post by RU senior Melanie Blume, a SUST major who is interning with conservation and education staff at the Spring Valley Nature Center and the Volkening Heritage Farm near Roosevelt’s campus in Schaumburg IL. These excellent facilities … Continue reading

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Ann Keating Presents “Rising Up! Women at the Birth of Chicago” for Friends of the Chicago Portgage on March 7th

Please join the Friends of the Chicago Portage on Saturday, March 7th, 2015, for the 3rd in their “Women of Early Chicago” series for 2015, “Rising Up! Women at the Birth of Chicago!!” Ann Durkin Keating, professor of history at North … Continue reading

Posted in activities, arts, cities, education, events, history, humanities, Illinois

The Atlantic’s CityLab Features RU Sociology Prof Stephanie Farmer’s Research on the Privatization of Chicago’s Parking Meters

Anyone who’s ever ridden a bus in Chicago’s Loop knows it can be a . . . well . . . um . . . rather slow experience at times, a the vehicle lurches from stoplight to stoplight, discharging and … Continue reading

Posted in cities, economics, faculty, Illinois, news, planning, policy, research, Roosevelt, transportation