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  • At the Chicago Botanic Garden, all the pathways are yours

    At the Chicago Botanic Garden, all the pathways are yours
    It isn't easy to find all of the serene nooks and calming crannies at the Chicago Botanic Garden. Some of the paths at the park seem perfectly content to go only one way. At least a couple of the themed gardens are best reached by walking through...
  • Lisle bouncing back from floods, mayor says

    Lisle bouncing back from floods, mayor says
    Last April's flooding, the worst on record in Lisle, set the community back, but Mayor Joseph Broda said in his annual state-of-the-city address that things are moving in the right direction. "We are on sound footing right now, but we have challenges...
  • Crafting a romantic adventure

    Crafting a romantic adventure
    When 23-year-old Leo Kowal decided to attend a friend's birthday party in 2005 in Downers Grove, finding love was the last thing on his mind. "I had been putting so much energy into the wrong people, and things hadn't worked out, so I decided to stop...
  • 2 Downers Grove North athletes honored

    Two of the 26 athletes honored by the Illinois High School Association April 21 in Bloomington for making the All-State Academic team hailed from Downers Grove North High School — cross country and track stars Zachary Smith and Stephanie Urbancik....
  • Authors D-G

       - Return to other listings Jane Dailey Jane Dailey is a professor of American history at the University of Chicago and the Law School. She has published extensively on the history and law of race in the United States since the Civil War. Bill...
  • Making maple syrup is as close as the maple tree in your yard

     Making maple syrup is as close as the maple tree in your yard
    Want to make your own maple syrup? People make beer at home. Why not syrup from your own trees? We checked with Jane Warfel, coordinator of youth and family programs at The Morton Arboretum in Lisle. Among her duties is to give tree-tapping...
  • Chicago museum and zoo attendance dipped in 2013

    Chicago museum and zoo attendance dipped in 2013
    Even as attendance dropped overall at area museums and animal attractions in 2013, it was a very good year for horticulture. The Chicago Botanic Garden had more than 1 million visitors for the first time since it opened in 1972, a 5 percent increase...
  • Our summer list for Chicago-area museums

    Our summer list for Chicago-area museums
    Summer is traditionally a slow time for museum exhibit openings. This could be because of the heat or the humidity or the marked decrease in school field trips during the season. No matter. Area museums and zoos do make concerted efforts to bring in...
  • CSO's search to replace Deborah Rutter

    CSO's search to replace Deborah Rutter
    Much has changed inside and outside the Chicago Symphony Orchestra since Deborah Rutter — then Deborah Card — moved from running the Seattle Symphony to becoming CSO Association president in 2003. She inherited an organization that was...
  • How to keep weeds out of garden

    How to keep weeds out of garden
    This is the time of the weed warrior. The army of weeds is on the march, and they must be slain before they unleash the ultimate weapon: more seeds. There already are thousands of weed seeds in a cupful of garden soil, which is why, with a little rain,...
  • Small garden changes start with big picture

    Small garden changes start with big picture
    When one thing shifts in the garden, it can change your view of everything around it. But change is good. This spring a tall, thick old hedge surrounding the Hedge Collection at The Morton Arboretum in Lisle was replaced with new plants that, for the...