| Aug 20, 2014
| 2:51 PM
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...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 3:40 PM
With its thousands of trees, The Morton Arboretum is naturally a hotbed of color in the autumn. Visitors typically walk or drive through to marvel at the changing colors, but Ed Hedborn, plant records manager at the arboretum, recommends riding a...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 2:03 PM
Walt Disney is sticking around, jellyfish are going away while snow monkeys arrive, and David Bowie, as represented by his artifacts, is coming to town.
The fall museum calendar is a busy one, unveiling new shows and new events as well as the reprise of...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 8:21 AM
Here's a look at upcoming events in and around the south 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. 11
Burr Ridge Farmers...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 2:54 PM
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...
| May 1, 2014
| 12:42 PM
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....
| Apr 17, 2014
| 7:19 AM
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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.
| Jun 13, 2014
| 12:02 PM
No need to put Fido on a diet for fear he might be too big for apartment living at Avant at the Arboretum in Lisle.
Though some breed restrictions apply, there is no weight limit on dogs at this 310-unit development near Morton Arboretum that opened in...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 2:10 PM
Chicago Symphony Orchestra: Riccardo Muti concludes the CSO subscription season with a pairing of Schubert's Fifth Symphony and Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 1. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan Ave.; $36-$278; 312-294-3000, cso....
| Feb 16, 2014
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...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 3:07 PM
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...