On a brisk autumn morning, hundreds of blackbirds darken the Illinois skies above a truck stop that sits at the base of the Milam Landfill, a towering mountain of trash just north of Interstate 55/70. A notice on the door of the truck stop's frequently robbed Burger King asks patrons to remove their Halloween masks before entering. The area has an industrial, no-man's-land feel to it. For people who manage landfills, Milam is the perfect resting place for the... More >>>