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  • Annual festival at Wolf Lake focuses on the environment — and fun

    Annual festival at Wolf Lake focuses on the environment — and fun
    Those attending this year's 15th annual Wetlands, Wind & Water festival at Wolf Lake found many ways to enjoy the great outdoors. Free to the public, the two-day festival is sponsored by the Association for the Wolf Lake Initiative, and featured...
  • Upcoming Chicago literary events

    Upcoming Chicago literary events
    June 17: Judy Blume will discuss her new book, "In the Unlikely Event," with Tribune columnist Heidi Stevens. Presented in partnership with the Chicago Humanities Festival. 7 p.m., Francis W. Parker School, 330 W. Webster Ave., $15, http://www....
  • Chicago landscape painter sees the art in wind turbines

    Chicago landscape painter sees the art in wind turbines
    When Brian Ritchard drove through the Midwest on road trips in recent years, he found himself struck by a relatively new sight: Wind turbines. There were so many of the tall towers with their spinning rotors on the farm fields he passed, dotting the...
  • Me, My Shelf and I: Mark Andersen

    Me, My Shelf and I: Mark Andersen
    Floating bookshelves, framed family photos, earth-tone walls: Mark Andersen's living room is an inviting space, its theme not immediately detectable. You could call this a crowning achievement on the part of Andersen's design-minded partner, Chris...
  • Bulletin Board: Lake County Forest Preserves meeting set for May 7

    Board meetings around the county. Wednesday, May 6 Gurnee: Planning and Zoning Board meets 7:30 p.m., 325 N. O'Plaine Road. Lake Forest: Building Review Board meets 6:30 p.m., 220 E. Deerpath. Thursday, May 7 Hainesville: Wetlands and Open...
  • Bulletin Board: Zion Nostalgia Days Commission to meet April 20

    Board meetings around the county. Monday, April 20 Antioch: Village Board meets 7:30 p.m., 874 Main St. Gurnee: Village Board meets 7:30 p.m., 325 N. O'Plaine Road. Lake Villa Community Consolidated School District 41: School Board meets 7 p.m.,...
  • New site offers safe place to talk about death

    New site offers safe place to talk about death
    You will die. While this certainly does not come as news to you, it is news you fight to ignore. You know, Dylan Thomas — "Do not go gentle into that good night/Old age should burn and rave at close of day;/Rage, rage against the dying of the...
  • Hinsdale Library's latest addition is airborne

    Library patrons will have to look up or down to see the latest addition to the Hinsdale Public Library's collection. A hanging sculpture, commissioned specifically for Hinsdale and the library, was installed in the building's two-story atrium April 9. It...
  • Now hiring: teens, young adults for 'One Summer Chicago' jobs program

    Now hiring: teens, young adults for 'One Summer Chicago' jobs program
    Need a summer job? On Wednesday, One Summer Chicago, an initiative with the city, county and private companies to provide job experience and skills to the city's youth began accepting online applications from Chicago jobseekers ages 14 to 24....
  • Sondheim will receive Sandburg Award

    Sondheim will receive Sandburg Award
    Stephen Sondheim will receive the Carl Sandburg Literary Award this year, a spokesman for the Chicago Public Library said on Monday. This is the 16th Carl Sandburg Award, given out annually by the Chicago Public Library Foundation. Sondheim, composer-...
  • Harper Lee's former neighbor to speak in Fort Lauderdale

    Harper Lee's former neighbor to speak in Fort Lauderdale
    Ten years ago, Marja Mills moved to Monroeville, Ala., the place that inspired the classic novel "To Kill a Mockingbird," and right next door to the town's most famous resident: Harper Lee. Mills' book "The Mockingbird Next Door: Life With Harper Lee,"...