TAG: Illinois

Clarence Davids faces class-action lawsuit for improper deductions

April 5, 2017By

Clarence Davids & Co., a landscape design, install and maintenance company based in Matteson, Ill., is facing a class-action lawsuit based on a claim that it took improper deductions from workers’ paychecks. The case, which was recently granted by a U.S. District Court judge in a Chicago federal court, claims the company recovered the cost of uniforms by taking deductions from employee... read more

iLandscape trade show expands for 2017

December 19, 2016By

iLandscape 2017, presented by the Illinois Landscape Contractors Association and Wisconsin Green Industry Federation, is returning to The Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center and Hotel in Schaumburg, Ill., Feb. 1-3. The show will feature two exhibit halls with more than 450 booths featuring the latest trends in plants, green industry products, hardscapes, equipment and more. With this year’s expanded floor plan, 35 new exhibitors are able... read more

Companies in the News: Lush Lawn donates to Flint; Reinders relocates, Raimondi wins safety award

February 9, 2016By

Lush Lawn CEO and Founder Aaron Samson traveled to the city of Flint, Mich., Jan. 21 to donate bottles of water to the Flint Fire Station. With branches in Brighton, Rochester Hills and Grand Blanc, the company has employees and customers who were directly affected by the consumption of lead-tainted water during the Flint Water Crisis. Lush Lawn urges other... read more

Scotts restores damaged football field

October 26, 2015By

After a chemical mishap destroyed their home field, the senior football players for the Green Wave of St. Edward Central Catholic High School in Elgin, Ill., were forced to play the last month and a half of their final season on the road. Fortunately, Scotts Miracle-Gro stepped in to ensure the underclassmen don’t face the same fate. As part of its #KeepItReal... read more

Misapplication destroys high school football field

September 18, 2015By

The St. Edward Central Catholic High School football team, in Elgin, Ill., was forced to relinquish its home-field advantage Sept. 18 after a chemical mix-up destroyed its field, the Chicago Tribune reports. The lawn care company responsible for maintaining Greg True Field, St. Edward’s home field, accidently applied weed killer instead of fertilizer. The mishap killed two-thirds of the field’s grass. The company at... read more

Illinois village considers ban on phosphorus fertilizers

July 2, 2015By

Officials in Mundelein, Ill., are considering enacting a ban on fertilizers containing phosphorus, according to the Daily Herald. Other cities in Illinois, including Libertyville, Lindenhurst, Antioch and other suburbs, have already banned the nutrient. In 2010, Illinois banned lawn care companies from using fertilizers with phosphorous on residential lawns. The state also limits the amount of phosphorous in cleaning agents,... read more