Homeowners near Glen Ellyn search for answers following damage to lawns (link) Suburban Life

"Over the years, Shirley Bloom loved to entertain guests in her backyard.

She doesn't do much entertaining in her backyard these days as it looks more like a dirt patch. And she is not alone.

Bloom, who lives in the Butterfield West subdivision adjacent to Route 53 near Glen Ellyn, is among several residents in that area who want to know why their lawns didn't grow back this spring. They feel the damage to their lawns may be the direct result of Illinois Department of Transportation workers last year cutting down invasive Buckthorn trees along Route 53 near their homes.

"We all started noticing yard damage when..."