The Columbia Chronicle

‘Occupy’ seeks home base

By Darryl Holliday

October 24, 2011

Unlike their brethren in New York, Los Angeles and other nascent Occupy groups around the world, Chicago’s protesters don’t have a place to call home.As demonstrated on Oct. 15–16, when nearly 200 peaceful protesters were arrested in Grant Park, the options seem to have come down to a constantly mobile protest or civil disobedience. Because of city law, protesters can’t set up an overnight camp at the city’s Federal Reserve...

Regional trees surveyed, counted

By Darryl Holliday

September 7, 2010

The Morton Arboretum completed its 2010 Tree Census, August 27, and while they didn’t exactly count all of the trees in the city, they did check around 14,000 points in the seven county region. Due to a 2009 study of Chicago’s urban trees, this year’s census instead focused on the suburban areas, otherwise known as Chicagoland.Members of the team were given what Beth Corrigan, community tree assistant at the Arboretum...

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