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  • Chicago-area nature camps explore the wilds -- even in the city

    Chicago-area nature camps explore the wilds -- even in the city
      Nature Museum camps For outdoors-minded, city-surrounded kids, day camp doesn't get much cooler than at the Nature Museum, where field trips might include the Lederman Science Center at Fermilab (to see the bison herd), the Chicago River (for a...
  • Aurora chocolatier boasts sweet treat's benefits

    Aurora chocolatier boasts sweet treat's benefits
    Lydia Lesniak has good news for chocolate lovers gearing up for a truffle-filled Valentine's Day. "Chocolate can be good for you," says the Aurora resident, who runs her own chocolate shop called Chocolates by Lydia. "Dark chocolate is rich in...
  • What to do to woo your valentine

     What to do to woo your valentine
    Valentine's Day is coming up as fast as Cupid with his wings on turbocharge. The holiday for lovers can bring a large Whitman's Sampler box of expectations along with it. What to do? Fortunately, we've got you covered. Here's a whole bunch of ideas on...
  • Museums reflect on lower attendance in 2014

    Museums reflect on lower attendance in 2014
    If you've ever tried to go to, say, Shedd Aquarium or the Museum of Science and Industry on the Sunday of a school vacation week, you'll agree that fewer museum visitors isn't necessarily a bad thing. By that standard, Chicago's museums did well in...
  • Pruning in late winter can optimize shrubs' shape and health

    Pruning in late winter can optimize shrubs' shape and health
    Sure, it's still cold and gray. But late winter is prime time to get outdoors for one gardening task: pruning shrubs. "You can see the structure more clearly without leaves," says Patrick Kelsch, collections supervisor at The Morton Arboretum in Lisle....
  • CSO eyeing Lucent land in Naperville

    CSO eyeing Lucent land in Naperville
    Naperville may push the state to help fund an outdoor concert venue for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra on the suburb's far north side. Councilmen on Monday gave informal approval to requesting $12 million in state money that would go toward helping...
  • Lights, lights and more holiday lights

    Lights, lights and more holiday lights
    The holiday season is in full swing with these merry and bright offerings through Jan. 3. Santa House As an alternative to the mall/Santa experience, children and families can visit Jolly Old St. Nick at the Santa House through Dec. 22 on the...
  • North Shore experts talk ways to handle stormwater

    North Shore experts talk ways to handle stormwater
    With more frequent and heavier storms slamming the North Shore in recent years, government officials said that environmentally friendly alternatives, coupled with a new stormwater tunnel and other, traditional techniques, are all necessary to help prevent...
  • Emerald ash borer impact hits peak in Chicago area

     Emerald ash borer impact hits peak in Chicago area
    The tiny green beetle known as the emerald ash borer had a mighty impact in Illinois in 2014, killing thousands of trees and spreading to more rural communities in Illinois. The insect that's ravaged ash tree populations throughout the Midwest was first...
  • Family Friendly: Morton Arboretum hosts the Husky Heroes

    Family Friendly: Morton Arboretum hosts the Husky Heroes
    Morton Arboretum is going to the dogs, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24 and Sunday, Jan. 25 with Husky Heroes. Families love the annual event at 4100 Illinois Rte. 53, Lisle, which is free with arboretum admission. “We will have dog sledding and...
  • For trees and shrubs, ice can be bigger threat than snow

     For trees and shrubs, ice can be bigger threat than snow
    It's not always a blizzard that does the damage in winter. Sometimes it's a different kind of bad news: ice storms. Ice storms are less frequent than snowstorms in Chicago, but they bring special hazards to both people and trees. When cold rain falls...