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  • Sounds of summer beckon at Grant Park

    Sounds of summer beckon at Grant Park
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Museums for 2015: From Vikings to jazz, mammoths to robots

    Museums for 2015: From Vikings to jazz, mammoths to robots
    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...
  • Mulch's value to plants extends beyond aesthetics

     Mulch's value to plants extends beyond aesthetics
    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,...
  • 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...
  • Cherlynlavaughn Bradley, Amoco chemist, dies at 62

      Cherlynlavaughn Bradley, Amoco chemist, dies at 62
    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...
  • Festival brings a touch of Europe to the suburbs

     Festival brings a touch of Europe to the suburbs
    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. "We have...
  • Eerie entertainment on tap for October

    Eerie entertainment on tap for October
    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. 'Resurrected' The Theatre-Hikes show...
  • West suburban event calendar, Sept. 18-24

    West suburban event calendar, Sept. 18-24
    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...
  • West suburban event calendar, Oct. 3-9

    West suburban event calendar, Oct. 3-9
    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...