Today, DuPage has fewer farms and acres of farmland than even Cook County, Ill. In fact, "we have the fewest number of farms of any county in the state," says Mike Ashby, manager of the DuPage County Farm Bureau.
wood-planked front porch, Hageman could see the giant yellow machines move earth and hear the clatter of hammers as one expansive house after another sprang up across the street.
"This is what you go through now; you've got the hammering and the dust flying," Hageman says.He
wife, Ruth, sold their Wil-Ru Farm to a developer who intends to turn it into a neighborhood of million-dollar homes.