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  • Specializing in the outdoors: It's summer at the Morton Arboretum

    Specializing in the outdoors: It's summer at the Morton Arboretum
    When people talk about the Morton Arboretum, the too easily overlooked west suburban woodland preserve and living laboratory, summer is not the first season that falls from their tongues or springs to their minds. Autumn and its opportunity to walk,...
  • Outdoor theater season is yet young

    Outdoor theater season is yet young
    For some, it just isn't a complete summer without hearing the words of the Bard spoken into the warm nighttime air — or just a few outdoor lines of Roald Dahl down by the bugs. Fear not, grass-sitting theater-goers, the outdoor season is still in...
  • From Nazis to Lincoln, from World's Fair to bees

    From Nazis to Lincoln,  from World's Fair to bees
    Once again this year, the fall museum and zoo schedules are full, and not just because of the now-requisite Halloween and Christmas programming. Highlights include a World's Fair revisitation at the Field, commemoration of the Gettysburg Address' 150th...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Winter garden needs water

    Winter garden needs water
    As the growing season ends, most of us are ready to roll up the hose and forget about lawn chores until spring. But, in fact, the growing season hasn't ended for many plants. They still are storing up water and food reserves to get started next spring,...
  • 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...
  • Aug 1 should be 'Cut off your grass' day

     
    Two years ago today I published a "Dear Lawn" letter: You're on your own. Since the first thaw of spring I've been seeding you, weeding you (by hand) and watering you all in an effort to make you look respectable......
  • Sunshine puts day camps in awkward position

    Sunshine puts day camps in awkward position
    As Maryland officials found out recently, sunscreen and summer camps can be treacherous territory — let counselors apply the protection and risk inappropriate touching or don't apply it and expose children to harm from the sun. Maryland's state...
  • Naperville dentist involved in I-88 wrong-way crash dies

    Naperville dentist involved in I-88 wrong-way crash dies
    A Naperville dentist who authorities say sparked a fatal crash when he drove the wrong way on the Reagan Memorial Tollway in DuPage County died this afternoon after languishing in a hospital for several weeks. William A. Howe, 43, was pronounced dead...