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  • 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 which is more remarkable — that its founders created the Forest Preserve District of Cook County the way they did, or that it has survived so many reckless, negligent politicians and so many would-be land poachers?
  • 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...

    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:...

    Film revisits Jens Jensen's flower power

    Film revisits Jens Jensen's flower power
    There is often no justice in history. If there were, then the name Jens Jensen would be as familiar to us as those of Al Capone, Michael Jordan, Oprah Winfrey and some of the others who put their stamp on the city for a short time before moving on....

    Europe in the Midwest

    Europe in the Midwest
    Long-ago immigrants to the United States sought reminders of home and hopes for prosperity in New World landscapes. Within the Midwest are small towns with big pride in their ethnic heritage. These places, population 3,500 or fewer, flaunt and invest in...