| Jun 18, 2014
| 5:00 PM
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...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 11:45 AM
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...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 10:53 AM
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,...
| May 13, 2014
| 9:39 AM
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-...
| Sep 4, 2013
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...
| Aug 10, 2013
| 5:34 AM
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...
| Nov 11, 2012
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”...
| Apr 27, 2013
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...
| Aug 17, 2011
| 9:09 AM
"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...
| May 12, 2011
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,...
| Jul 8, 2011
| 7:35 AM
(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...
| May 28, 2012
| 7:49 AM
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...