Some Will County municipalities collect Christmas trees for recycling and composting as part of their curbside garbage collection services, while others offer drop-offs for trees.
When and where to take your trees and lights now that January is nearly upon us
The Associated Clubs of Will County arranged for a last-minute Christmas gift for a Joliet family who lost their home in a fire on Nov. 30.
Don’t send your holiday tree to the landfill. Donate it to the Lake County Forest Preserves, and they’ll recycle it into wood chips for trails and landscaping in your forest preserves.
Whether those who have live Christmas trees take them down immediately after the holidays or like to enjoy them for weeks to come, the tree care experts at The Morton Arboretum recommend planning ahead for when it’s time to dispose of them.
DeKalb residents will have a convenient way of disposing their Christmas trees early next month, according to a city of DeKalb news release. Here's how to prep your tree for pickup:
For some families, going around Sycamore, DeKalb and Cortland delivering gifts to others on Christmas Eve as part of nonprofit organization Goodfellows is as much a Christmas tradition as chopping down a Christmas tree.
Also as part of the event, DeKalb County area first responders and their families enjoyed cookies and met a real reindeer.
Here's a look at Christmas through the years in DeKalb County including the front page of the Christmas Eve editions of the DeKalb Daily Chronicle from 100 years ago in 1923 and from 50 years ago in 1973.
Devon Nicklaus and Emily Juist are planning to deliver lasagna meals to 32 families on Christmas Day.
A look at people and places from events held this holiday season across the Grundy County area.
A look back at holiday and seasonal celebrations, and Christmas front pages, from years past.
A look back scenes through a century of Christmases is Joliet.
Whether he’s waving goodbye to Joliet children sending him off to the North Pole, collecting Christmas letters from Oglesby youth in the Illinois Valley, running a 5K in Crystal Lake, or visiting swimmers at the Dixon YMCA, it seems Santa is everywhere. Where does he come from?
Santa was just one of the guys Saturday when he rumbled into Lowden State Park on his motorcycle on a damp and foggy afternoon to help make the Christmas season a bit brighter for one woman.