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Special to The Morning CallSometimes a shrub needs a sharp edge. Horticulturists agree that for most shrubs, selective pruning that retains their natural form is healthier, more attractive and much easier on the gardener than shearing them into sharp, severe shapes. But...
Tags: Morton Arboretum, Lisle, Death, Garden Products, Grant Park
1. Bison, 1909, (Edward Kemeys) Humboldt Park Alan Artner:The lions flanking the stairs to the Art Institute of Chicago are some of the most famous animal sculptures in North America; much less known is this pair of bison from the same period that...
Tribune staff reporterDon't go into the light. That seems to be the agreed-upon advice from people who make it back down from the heavens after a near-death experience. Someday, we'll all go into that light -- sorry, but it's true, at least metaphorically -- but very few...
Tribune architecture criticSomething essential is missing from the ongoing debate over the Chicago Children's Museum's improved but still-troubling plan to move from Navy Pier to Grant Park: a hard look at the desultory section of the park the museum covets and an expansive...
May 21, 2009 I LOVE ... ... the colorful spring flowers planted at City Hall and the Daley Center. It gives me a "lift." -- Barbara Rieffel, Chicago . . . Phil, the Navy Pier trolley driver, who befriends every passenger and is such a wonderful...
- Public transportation is by far the best way to get to Taste. If you must drive, arrive early; the Grant Park and Monroe Drive parking lots fill up quickly. Or consider parking in a remote lot and riding one of the free trolleys to the Taste site....
Tribune music criticThe 800-pound gorilla of Chicago's crowded festival season takes over Grant Park this weekend. Lollapalooza ranks among the biggest pop-music events ever to play the city, encompassing 130 bands, 69 acres, 8 stages and 3 days. It will also mark another...
- Field Museum. Chicago's natural history museum, the Field Museum houses the world's most complete T-rex - sweetly named Sue - as well as exhibits on African animals, underground bugs and Native Americans. Every age group gets involved. - John G....
Tribune staff reporterWho are the everyday Chicagoans whose glowing, 50-foot-tall faces peer out from the Crown Fountain's twin steel and glass towers, slowly blinking and smiling at the city like benevolent giants? Good question -- and more on that later. But another...
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Think 11 and 3 Taste of Chicago runs from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily through July 2, and 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. July 3 and 4. The best times to visit, from a crowd-avoidance point of view, are a few minutes before opening and the lull between peak lunch and...
Tribune staff reporterFans of "The Amazing Race" are a ferociously committed lot. They're certainly not above pestering friends, family and acquaintances to watch the supremely suspenseful CBS program, on which 11 teams compete to win a $1 million prize in a round-the-world...
Tribune architecture criticFrank Gehry was beating back some of the buzz about his new music pavilion in Millennium Park: It may look new wave, but it's really old hat, a pale echo of his acclaimed Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain. Gehry got the Chicago project in 1999, two...
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