Should you eat the mushrooms you find in your yard and other tips for foraging in Illinois

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This Aug. 4, 2012 photo shows dozens of mushrooms gathered by foragers on an outing organized by Four Seasons Resort Vail in Vail, Colo. For $200 a person, the Four Seasons Resort Vail is sending out guided expeditions in luxury SUVs to look for mushrooms. The Mushrooms & Mercedes program includes a lunchtime break with wine, cheese and prosciutto, and ends with a three-course mushroom-themed meal back at the hotel.(AP Photo/Catherine Tsai)

Dr. Andy Miller, curator of fungi for the Illinois Natural History Survey at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, joins Steve Bertrand on Chicago’s Afternoon News to discuss a growing trend in Illinois, mushroom foraging.

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