Spotted lanternflies invade Illinois

Illinois is the latest state to find invasive spotted lanternflies, an winged insect that’s spreading across the eastern U.S. and is subject to squish-on-sight requests in New York and elsewhere.

Spider season arrives in Chicago as summer ends

While potentially dangerous spiders like the black widow and brown recluse are exceedingly rare in our region, nuisance spiders are the ones currently making their way into homes and porches.