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  • Woman dies after tree limb falls on her in Cantigny Park

    Woman dies after tree limb falls on her in Cantigny Park
    An elderly woman has died after she was struck by a tree branch that fell in Cantigny Park last week, officials said today. Mildred Hetmanski, 83, of Crete, died at Northwestern Memorial Hospital of multiple injuries, officials with the Cook County...
  • Telling the First Division story in Cantigny Park

    Telling the First Division story in Cantigny Park
    Chances are excellent that if you take in a parade for the Fourth of July, you'll see someone on stilts sporting the patriotic garb of Uncle Sam. Chances are equally excellent that your primary visual association of Sam comes from artist and illustrator...
  • Tree limb falls, injures 3 in Wheaton

    Tree limb falls, injures 3 in Wheaton
    Three people were injured after a branch fell from one of the oldest and largest trees near the McCormick Museum at Cantigny Park in Wheaton on Sunday. Two people were taken to Central DuPage Hospital and the third refused treatment, said Phil Zepeda,...
  • World War I propaganda at Cantigny Park

    World War I propaganda at Cantigny Park
    It's a poster almost everyone will recognize. Uncle Sam, in top hat and jacket, beckons with a distinct stare and finger point, declaring "I Want You." The 1917 poster produced during World War I, then known as the Great War, is perhaps the most well-...
  • Late-summer hikes in the Palos preserves

    Late-summer hikes in the Palos preserves
    Every season offers reasons to get outdoors, and late summer is no exception. A farewell to summer, a scouting expedition for fall, a season-changing cleansing breath, a declaration of intent to stay active as the weather turns cooler — there...
  • Saturday night best chance to catch falling stars

    Saturday night best chance to catch falling stars
    Those hoping to catch a glimpse of falling stars this weekend may have the best luck Saturday night. The Perseid meteor shower peaks Saturday through Monday. While Chicagoans are plagued with some of the worst light pollution in the country (think orange...
  • Winter agenda: Events for the season

    Winter agenda: Events for the season
    STAGE The Christmas Schooner Have yourself a City of Big Shoulders Christmas at the Mercury Theater, the current home of the beloved Chicago musical, “The Christmas Schooner.” Created by John Reeger and Julie Shannon, “Schooner”...
  • Edible economics

    Edible economics
    There's no doubt that vegetable gardening is hot. Folks who've never grown a radish suddenly want to plant pots or plow up their lawn so they can add fresh food to the table. The upside: You can harvest edibles untouched by synthetic chemicals, and the...
  • Suburban Stage for the week of Aug. 19-25

    "The Student Prince": Yes, beer gardens in musicals have had a sinister hue since "Tomorrow Belongs to Me" in "Cabaret." But Sigmund Romberg and Dorothy Donnelly's 1924 operetta about Karl Franz, the heir to the fictional kingdom of Karlsberg who falls in...
  • Seize spring's wildflower moment

    Seize spring's wildflower moment
    Is spring really, finally here? The answer is at your local actively managed forest preserve. Are there little wildflowers popping out beneath the trees? If so, bring out the hammock. One visit to the Reed-Turner Woodland Nature Preserve in Long Grove,...
  • Gary Sinise and Rockin' For The Troops Return to Cantigny Park

    Gary Sinise and Rockin' For The Troops Return to Cantigny Park
    (Warrenville, IL) Actor, musician and military supporter Gary Sinise and Naperville based, Operation Support Our Troops - America (OSOT America) will once again join 10,000 of their closest friends and supporters to "Rock" Cantigny Park in Wheaton on July...
  • April 17: Focus on Family - Father and Son Outings

    April 17: Focus on Family - Father and Son Outings
    Kidwinks Father and Son Outings First Division Museum at Cantigny Park Cantigny Park was the home of Colonel Robert R. McCormick, former editor and publisher of The Chicago Tribune. Now it houses the McCormick Museum, beautiful gardens, the First...