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TAG: Illinois

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

Illinois firm earns 3rd Angie’s List Super Service Award

January 15, 2014By

For its third straight year, Evanston, Ill.-based Nature’s Perspective Landscaping earned an Angie’s List Super Service Award. “Earning this award three years in a row demonstrates our company’s commitment to excellence,” said Tom Klitzkie, president. “Our employees made it possible, and I am very proud of each and every one of them.” Angie’s List Super Service Award 2013 winners met... read more

Melanie Stanton leads TPI

January 14, 2014By

Melanie Stanton accepted the position of executive director of Turfgrass Producers International (TPI). She joins TPI from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) in Arlington Heights, Ill., where she served as accreditation manager. While at ASPS, Stanton secured a six-year accreditation, allowing the society to more efficiently allocate staff resources to other projects, secure outside funding for programs and... read more