| Jan 6, 2015
| 10:00 PM
While portents of change echo across the local summer music landscape, one hot-weather classical enterprise that remains impervious to change, justifiably so, is the Grant Park Music Festival.
Given the successful marriage of municipal sponsorship and...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 2:24 PM
The holiday season is in full swing with these merry and bright offerings through Jan. 3.
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...
| Dec 25, 2014
| 2:19 PM
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...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 1:09 PM
Winter is, or ought to be, museum season. Outdoor activities do not beckon, or ought not to, especially here in the flatland. And everyone in the house is, or ought to be, stir-crazy. Our area's museums have responded by planning shows on subjects ranging...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 8:39 AM
A tidy layer of mulch in the landscape creates an air of neatness and order. But that's not the best reason to go to the effort.
Mulch — if properly applied — is a big help to trees, shrubs and perennials, according to Stephanie Adams,...
| 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...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 6:12 PM
While attending college in the mid-1970s, Cherlynlavaughn Bradley joined the American Chemical Society and began a lifelong commitment to encouraging young people, especially girls, to pursue careers in chemistry.
Ms. Bradley, 62, who in 2002 won the...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 1:28 PM
You don't have to get a passport or travel to Europe to get a taste of the Old Country.
And Morton Arboretum's Passport Europe Summer Festival Sept. 6 and Sept. 7 won't even require tickets. The festival is free with regular admission.
| Sep 30, 2014
| 11:47 AM
October's here, which means so is our collective fascination with all things creepy. Luckily, there's some fresh outdoor entertainment that takes advantage of the fall weather and adds a fun dose of scariness.
The Theatre-Hikes show...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 2:19 PM
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/events.
Thursday, Sept. 18
Burr Ridge Farmers...
| 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...