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Storm-shattered Garfield Park Conservatory closed indefinitely

Storm-shattered Garfield Park Conservatory closed indefinitely

Display houses at the historic Garfield Park Conservatory on Chicago's West Side sustained serious damage from hail in Thursday night's storms, causing officials to close the facility until further notice. Glass was broken in the Fern House, the Show House, the Desert House and the facility's nine production houses, said Zvezdana Kubat, a Chicago Park District spokeswoman.  "Normally when a hail storm comes through that is not as serious as this one, one or two panes are broken and (workers) just go up and replace them," she said. "This was a lot." This morning there was hanging broken glass throughout the rooms, making it unsafe for...

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