Call 311 to request your leaf and yard waste pickup.

Last Week for Free Leaf and Yard Waste Pickup

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Attention Lakeview! (And the rest of Chicago) — This is the final week in 2016 that the City will be offering their free leaf and yard waste pickup service. Chicago offers this complimentary service each fall. Residents can call 311 to schedule a pickup. “Yard waste should be left in the alley or at the curb for collection, and bagged separately …

Overwintering plants indoors in our living room

Overwintering Plants Indoors in Chicago

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It’s that time again! Faced with the impending Chicago winter, our less-than-hardy, potted plants need to be brought inside. Read this article for some tips on overwintering plants indoors. It isn’t difficult, it just takes a little bit of love and time. We brought ours in over the past couple weeks. Typically, most potted plants prefer to be gradually acclimated to …