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  • Starting a community garden: LaManda Joy's new book has growing tips

     Starting a community garden: LaManda Joy's new book has growing tips
    When you have a question, you ask an expert. That's why people contemplating starting community gardens would come to LaManda Joy. Community gardens — where a group of gardeners tend their respective plots on a single piece of land — have a...
  • Bird enthusiasts flock to Quincy to see rare ivory gull

    Bird enthusiasts flock to Quincy to see rare ivory gull
    A rare Arctic bird was spotted last week in Quincy, spurring a mass migration of bird-watchers to the area. The ivory gull was first spotted Friday along the Mississippi River. It drew people from across the Midwest and as far away as Texas. Michael...
  • Ornithologist studies bird lice for answers on pathogens and evolution

    PHILADELPHIA When Jason Weckstein looks at a bird, he doesn't see just a creature with feathers that flies. He sees the bird as a teeming community of tiny creatures, some of which live and feast on its feathers, or that roam more widely and engage in...
  • In Chicago fight, it's Emperor Justinian vs. Rahm Emanuel and George Lucas

    In Chicago fight, it's Emperor Justinian vs. Rahm Emanuel and George Lucas
    "By the law of nature these things are common to mankind — the air, running water, the sea, and consequently the shores of the sea." — Emperor Justinian, A.D. 530 If federal judges tell George Lucas he can't plop a museum on Chicago's...
  • Chicago's China challenge: Translate goodwill into deals

    Chicago's China challenge: Translate goodwill into deals
    Beijing economic development official Cheng Yuhua has changed flights at O'Hare International Airport in the past, on her way to Washington, D.C., or New York. But her only real visit to Chicago came this week when she led a business delegation to...
  • Robert Klunk Celebrates New Exhibition at the David Adler Music and Arts Center

    Robert Klunk Celebrates New Exhibition at the David Adler Music and Arts Center
    This December, celebrated Chicago artist Robert Klunk returns to the David Adler Music & Arts Center with a new exhibition of hand-colored copper etchings. Inspired by his many travels and love for architectural history, Klunk’s work is...
  • Best of Museums 2014: The big stories, from 'Bowie' to orchids

    Best of Museums 2014: The big stories, from 'Bowie' to orchids
    The biggest museum story in Chicago in 2014 was, of course, the one that's on the horizon. During the year, billionaire filmmaker George Lucas chose Chicago for his Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, was offered a prime lakefront site in a current Soldier...
  • Botanical artist's drawings often mistaken for the real thing

    Botanical artist's drawings often mistaken for the real thing
    When visitors view Kathleen Marie Garness’s botanical illustrations at the Oak Park Conservatory, they are “mesmerized,” said Scott Stewart, the conservatory’s manager. “They don’t believe they are actually drawings or...
  • When State Line plant is gone, could it become home to more pollution?

    When State Line plant is gone, could it become home to more pollution?
    During its 83 years of operation, State Line Power Station was one of the top polluters in the Chicago area. Now it's being torn down, but some environmentalists fear that the site could become the site of another form of pollution — petcoke, a...
  • Emanuel's riverfront sign law contradicts embrace of Lucas museum

     Emanuel's riverfront sign law contradicts embrace of Lucas museum
    How can Rahm Emanuel protect the riverfront from Trump wannabes but allow Mr. "Star Wars" to nuke the lakefront? To put it another way, was it right for the mayor to bash Donald Trump for slathering a monster-sized sign on his Chicago River skyscraper,...
  • George Lucas hires Crystal Bridges president to head his new museum

    George Lucas has anointed a new Jedi knight to head his new museum. The "Star Wars" filmmaker has tapped the current president of the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Arkansas to lead his planned Lucas Museum of Narrative Art in Chicago. Don...