| Sep 4, 2014
| 1:25 PM
Here's a look at upcoming events in and around the western 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. 4
| 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...
| 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...
| Nov 19, 2014
| 3:08 PM
These days, the main floor of the Museum of Science and Industry is a little bit like a Christmas tree lot, but without the smell of evergreens, the giant ball of twine or the sketchy dude in the Carhartt jacket. In a long-running holiday tradition, the...
| Nov 24, 2014
| 9:12 AM
As you enjoy pecan pie this holiday season, consider the pecan: Carya illinoinensis. Yes, as Southern as they may seem, these useful nut trees are native to Illinois — in fact, their natural range is large, extending from Iowa to Florida and from...
| 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...
| 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.
| 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 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 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 29, 2014
| 11:33 AM
Along one of the miles and miles of footpath at The Morton Arboretum, I stopped on a recent Monday to soak in the scene. The forest floor was a bright yellow carpet. Above me, more leaves, yellow and orange and green, still clung to their makers. The...