Friday, October 28, 2016


RainReady Blue Island Community Meeting

RainReady Community and the City of Blue Island will be hosting a meeting to further the discussion on flooding in your community. RainReady Blue Island Community Meeting August 25, 6:00 to 8pm Paul Revere Primary School 2300 W. 123rd Pl., Blue Island, IL 60406 At the meeting, you can: Learn about the causes of flooding in your community and give ... Read More »

Flooding in your Community Meeting

  Cook County and its Partners are hosting a series of community workshops related to improving the region’s resilience to extreme weather, especially rainstorms that cause floods and damage homes and businesses. This is a follow-up to the community meeting that Cook County held in February 2015 in which your neighbors expressed frustration at the chronic flooding in their neighborhoods. ... Read More »

Flood Mitigation Project

Demonstrating Blue Island’s commitment to forward-thinking, ambitious and proven approaches to a cleaner, healthier and more sustainable setting for our residents, the City of Blue Island is excited to announce that they are partnering with several organizations working on a US EPA-funded green infrastructure project, or – put simply – a rain garden to help collect heavy rainfall. This rain ... Read More »

ComEd Power Planting Program

ComEd has 2,700 trees to give away as a part of the new “Power Planting” program! To claim your free trees, visit and enter the code AD2015 in the promo box on the checkout page. Trees will be mailed within one to two weeks. This offer is valid until May 15 or until supplies last, so act today! Read More »

Veterans Triangle Cleanup

The Urban Forestry Board is seeking volunteers to help weed and clean up at Veterans Triangle on Saturday, May 16 from 9:30 am to 11:30 am. Previous experience is always appreciated, but not necessary! All are welcome. If you have any favorite work gloves and/or weeding tools please bring them. For questions or for more information, contact Perry Recker at ... Read More »