Ill. police station trying to reduce carbon footprint


By Carmen Greco Jr.
Chicago Tribune

CHICAGO — To some residents in Orland Park, the village's new police station looks more like an abandoned building overgrown with weeds -- one that may even be lowering their property values.

But those "weeds" are actually natural prairie landscaping -- done to conserve water, eliminate the use of lawn chemicals and pesticides and reduce carbon emissions from lawn mowers.

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