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  • Jensen garden pool could be restored at Rosewood Park

    The garden pool that landscape architect Jens Jensen designed for the Highland Park summer estate of Sears Roebuck mogul Julius Rosenwald has fallen into decay, according to residents urging its restoration.
  • Jens Jensen featured in new documentary

    Jens Jensen featured in new documentary
    Jens Jensen may be one of the few landscape architects who had to fight his way to the top of a profession known for idyllic, outdoor vistas of trees, plants, flowers and ponds. Called the Frank Lloyd Wright of landscape design, the fiery Danish...

    Protecting Cook County's 'Emerald Necklace' for a second century and beyond

    Protecting Cook County's 'Emerald Necklace' for a second century and beyond
    Don't exit Thanksgiving Weekend without a grateful nod to one of metropolitan Chicago's most spectacular assets. Ocean? Not here. Mountains? Nope. We do, though, have a nationally unmatched system of natural lands that on Sunday turns 100 years old. So...

    Chicagoans' longtime love affairs with Wisconsin, Michigan

    Chicagoans' longtime love affairs with Wisconsin, Michigan
    Warm breezes will soon hint at spring, inspiring Chicagoans with vacation homes to set a date to open cottages and cabins in a wide arc stretching from Lake Michigan's eastern shores to the vest-pocket lakes of northern Illinois and Wisconsin. Until not...

    New glass and a new outlook in Garfield Park

    New glass and a new outlook in Garfield Park
    It sounds like something out of a Gothic novel. Golfball-sized hail falls in the night and blasts football-sized holes in the delicate glass roof covering a storied, turn-of-the-last-century indoor garden. Or maybe it's just a new twist on an old saw:...