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  • Search resumes for missing Glencoe man, 82

    Search resumes for missing Glencoe man, 82
    As the snow cover receded, Glencoe public safety officers continued their search Saturday for an 82-year-old village resident missing since January. Police had searched for days after Harvey Caplin walked away from his north suburban home near forest...
  • Biking improvements planned this summer for Highland Park

    Biking improvements planned this summer for Highland Park
    Bicycling enthusiasts in Highland Park can look forward to trail and sidewalk improvements this summer, as the city continues working on its 18-year plan to improve biking and walking paths. Eventually, Highland Park is hoping to be considered a...
  • Noted author leads Lake County birdwalk

    Noted author leads Lake County birdwalk
    No one had to pull out their Sibley Guide to Birds on this morning’s walk through Ryerson Woods in Lake County. Their guide was right in front of them - David Allen Sibley, ambling along the trail with his spotting scope over his shoulder and...
  • Defining the subtleties of grief

    Defining the subtleties of grief
    In the weeks after her mother's death, Gloria Ciaccio was steeped in grief. Numb and shocked, Ciaccio cried a lot, fought the urge to call her late mom on the phone, and felt like doing absolutely nothing. But though overwhelmingly sad, Ciaccio was...
  • Medical marijuana entrepreneurs decry fees

    Medical marijuana entrepreneurs decry fees
    Vegetables, flowers and herbs grow in rows of green at Robert Boyce's greenhouses in Lake Zurich — but what he'd really like to grow is marijuana. Boyce, a horticulturist and landscape design architect, has run Natural Environments Greenhouses and...
  • Cooking with flowers

    Cooking with flowers
    Q: How about the use of fresh flowers in cooking? Maybe some of the more exotic flowers like borage, calendula, lilac, dianthus, rose petals, hollyhock and tulips. Can you go to a florist to buy flowers you want to cook with or would you have to buy dried...
  • Chicago Public Library to receive national medal from first lady

    Chicago Public Library to receive national medal from first lady
    First lady Michelle Obama is scheduled to present the 2014 National Medal for Museum and Library Service to 10 institutions, including the Chicago Public Library, at a White House ceremony on Thursday. In an announcement today, the White House described...
  • Could be coldest start to May since 1940

    Could be coldest start to May since 1940
    Chicago’s snow banks have finally melted, its temperature readings are firmly above freezing and the grass is even turning green. But the end of this historically nasty winter hasn’t meant a return to balmy beach weather. When May begins...
  • Last-minute maintenance prepares for packing garden tools

    Last-minute maintenance prepares for packing garden tools
    The frost is settling in, a signal that it's time to stow your shovels, trowels, rakes and other gardening hand tools. Spend a few minutes maintaining them now, and they should serve you well for many more growing seasons. "We still have some rakes...
  • Bed's problem may lie in soil

    Bed's problem may lie in soil
    I have a bed by a brick wall where I plant petunias every year so they drape down. I count on them for color. This year, the petunias in the bed did well for about a month. Then suddenly they were dead. It looked like they had dried up from the root. I...
  • Gnawing voles may be culprits

    Gnawing voles may be culprits
    I have mounded, spreading junipers in my front landscaping. Last year they started getting brown spots. I cut them out, assuming new growth would fill in. This year the brown area is spreading. Are they dying? Is this a fungus? — Carolyn Minehart...
  • Chicago Botanic Garden sets record in 2013 with over 1 million visitors

    Chicago Botanic Garden sets record in 2013 with over 1 million visitors
    More than a million people visited the Chicago Botanic Garden this year, setting a record at the 41-year-old sprawling garden in Glencoe. Attendance at one of the Chicago area's leading tourist attactions has steadily increased in recent years. In 2012,...