| Oct 28, 2014
| 6:25 PM
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...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 2:00 PM
Honeybees in some parts of the country are mysteriously abandoning their hives and disappearing, but the hives on the rooftops of some Chicago-area restaurants that produce honey are thriving. Greg Fischer, the beekeeper of 40 hives at the Morton...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 10:44 AM
Among all the trees that glow golden in the Illinois woods in autumn, there's one that brings a hint of tropical warmth.
The pawpaw, a small tree with interesting edible fruit, is the northernmost representative of the custard-apple family, which mainly...
| Oct 25, 2014
| 4:27 PM
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...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 2:15 PM
In a way, theater is a year-round Halloween party — it's all about dressing up and pretending to be someone (or something) you're not. But in honor of the ghostly season, several companies offer shows with spooky twists — from straight drama...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 7:40 AM
A cozy fire is one of the pleasures of autumn. But as you prepare the fireplace or fire pit, be sure you don't accidentally contribute to tree problems by using infested firewood.
Insect larvae and fungal spores can lurk in the cracks and beneath the...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 8:10 AM
Birds are lovely companions in the neighborhood and the garden. You can increase the number and variety of birds you see and hear by planting shrubs that offer nutritious seeds and berries, both to the migrating birds that pass through in spring and...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 7:25 AM
Here's a look at upcoming events in and around the south suburbs. Listings are subject to change. Please call the venue in advance. To submit an event for consideration, please visit triblocal.com/events.
Thursday, Oct. 9
Cirque Italia: Cirque...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 4:29 AM
Here's a look at upcoming events in and around the west suburbs. Listings are subject to change. Please call the venue in advance. To submit an event for consideration, please visit http://triblocal.com/eventshttp://triblocal.com/events.
| Oct 3, 2014
| 9:07 AM
Here's a look at upcoming events in and around the west suburbs. Listings are subject to change. Please call the venue in advance. To submit an event for consideration, please visit triblocal.com/events.
Friday, Oct. 3
"The Game's Afoot": In this...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 4:34 PM
The Chicago Symphony Orchestra is continuing to explore the possibility of a long-term home in DuPage County, its leaders said Tuesday.
"The idea of having a more regular and perhaps expanded presence in DuPage County is certainly something that the...