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  • Overwatering can cause yews to turn yellow or brown

    Q: A group of yews along the front of my house are turning a yellow color along with some brown patches. This looks different from the yews at my neighbor's house, which suffered winter burn. I had planted these yews to help hide an ugly downspout. Any ideas as to what the problem might be?
  • Enjoy Morton Arboretum fall color show by bike

     Enjoy Morton Arboretum fall color show by bike
    With its thousands of trees, The Morton Arboretum is naturally a hotbed of color in the autumn. Visitors typically walk or drive through to marvel at the changing colors, but Ed Hedborn, plant records manager at the arboretum, recommends riding a...

    North and Northwest suburban events, Sept. 18-24

    North and Northwest suburban events, Sept. 18-24
    Here's a look at upcoming events in the North and Northwest suburbs. Please call the venue in advance. To submit an event for consideration, please visit http://triblocal.com/events. Thursday, Sept. 18 Antioch Farmers Market: Shop for fresh veggies,...

    Hobnob with artists at Ragdale's Novel Affair

    Hobnob with artists at Ragdale's Novel Affair
    Imagine that for one weekend, the luminaries of, say, the Algonquin Round Table would mingle with the public, and those who paid for the privilege could rub shoulders, join in stimulating conversation and glean insights from a stellar array of creative...

    Juvenile detention program is helping kids turn graffiti skills into art

    Juvenile detention program is helping kids turn graffiti skills into art
    The walls were brown; not the nice, warm hue in decor magazines, just plain, dull brown. I was only in the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center for a few hours, but I already could feel the draining effects of the drabness that surrounded me....