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  • West suburban event calendar Sept. 4-10

    West suburban event calendar Sept. 4-10
    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 Burr Ridge...
  • Chicago Symphony Orchestra eyeing DuPage venue

     Chicago Symphony Orchestra eyeing DuPage venue
    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...
  • 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...
  • Season of lights, lights and more lights: 'Illumination,' MSI and others

    Season of lights, lights and more lights:  'Illumination,' MSI and others
    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...
  • Giving thanks for the pecan tree

    Giving thanks for the pecan tree
    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...
  • CSO eyeing Lucent land in Naperville

    CSO eyeing Lucent land in Naperville
    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...
  • 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...
  • All Hallows' shows: 18 titles for Halloween

    All Hallows' shows: 18 titles for Halloween
    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...
  • Warming up to pawpaw, a native tree with tropical relatives

    Warming up to pawpaw, a native tree with tropical relatives
    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...
  • Honey, bees make chefs' lives sweeter

    Honey, bees make chefs' lives sweeter
    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...
  • Guide to Morton Arboretum: Seeing the forest and the trees

    Guide to Morton Arboretum: Seeing the forest and the trees
    AlongĀ 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...