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Spiff up your city during Friends of the Parks' 25th annual Earth Day parks & preserves clean-up

Volunteer to help "clean and green" one of hundreds of Chicago parks and forest preserves to commemorate Earth Day. Think of it as spring cleaning for your neighborhood. 9 a.m.-noon Apr. 26 at city-wide parks and forest preserves. Register and find more info at Free. Photo: Phil Velasquez / Chicago Tribune