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  • With Shedd and Field brews, a new kind of exhibit on tap

    With Shedd and Field brews, a new kind of exhibit on tap
    The hops that Shedd Aquarium grows cannot claim pride of place. To reach them, these days, you walk around a chain-link construction enclosure, duck beneath branches in a landscaped area and scramble up onto a low ledge of the aquarium's building. But...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • South and west suburban area events, Sept. 4-10

    South and west suburban area events, Sept. 4-10
    Here's a look at upcoming events in and around the south and west suburbs. Listings are subject to change. Please call the venue in advance. To submit an event for consideration, please go here: http://triblocal.com/events. Thursday, Sept. 4 Burr...
  • Protecting a home sale from ash borer threat

    Protecting a home sale from ash borer threat
    What if you were buying a home and were advised the furnace was operating on borrowed time? Or perhaps the kitchen appliances look as if they were manufactured during the Nixon administration. Replacing these key components of your home is something...
  • Alliums fill late-spring gap in garden

    Alliums fill late-spring gap in garden
    The crocuses disappear, the daffodils fade, the tulips peak, and then up pop the alliums: globes of flowers rising like blue and purple soap bubbles above the lush green foliage of late spring. "I like them because they bloom between the other spring...
  • As weather chills, these conifers shed

     As weather chills, these conifers shed
    Trees with cones have needles and stay green all winter, right? Well, mostly. But there are a few remarkable trees that reproduce with cones but lose their leaves every fall, like a maple or an elm. These deciduous conifers add lovely color and...
  • Relishing autumn red

    Relishing autumn red
    Red makes all the difference. It puts the kick in a convertible, the allure in a model's lipstick and the fiery glow in our autumn woods. That red glow is a bit of a mystery, says Ed Hedborn, manager of plant records at The Morton Arboretum in Lisle,...
  • Nurturing a native young hickory tree

    Nurturing a native young hickory tree
    When settlers arrived to farm around Chicago in the 1830s, they found rich woodlands of majestic oaks and scattered hickory trees. These trees had survived fires and storms and provided a bounty of nuts for animals. "The diversity of life in the region...
  • Divide to multiply: a perennial task

    Divide to multiply: a perennial task
    Early fall is an excellent time to divide perennials. Dividing doesn't just multiply your supply of plants (or give you extras to trade with other gardeners for something new). It also can be a way to reinvigorate a mature clump that has died out in the...