| Dec 10, 2013
Righteous: The temperature holds steady at a body-attuned 98.6 degrees at the Mercury Method, a just-hot-enough fitness studio in Wicker Park that’ll heat you up without burning you up. In a balmy room lit by an eerie red glow, you’ll plank,...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 12:07 PM
Forever cursed, that shabby little Lincolnwood Mall on Touhy. The day before Halloween, 2012: Planted ankle-deep in a heap of scattered shoes while my daughters ransacked Payless for potential costume footwear. "Hurry up and pick, girls. No one's going to...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 3:05 PM
Rates for parking at North Avenue Beach, Belmont Harbor and other park district lots may go up.
The change in parking fees is part of the Chicago Park District's $425.6 million budget proposed for 2014.
While the district expects to save money due...
| 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 21, 2011
| 4:22 PM
Sad news for animal lovers, from Chicago Breaking News: A coyote was killed by a car in Lincoln Park this morning, authorities said. A car apparently headed east on Fullerton Parkway in the park was near Stockton Drive, north of the Lincoln Park...
| May 23, 2010
MaryAnne Spinner was standing on the garage-top deck of her Lincoln Park home when she saw two men with shopping carts making their way through the alley below.
At first, she was puzzled: Why were their carts lined with little green plants?
Then she saw...
| May 8, 2009
| 2:39 PM
Big, bold and unabashedly tropical, Alocasia, also known as Elephant's Ear, isn't for the timid or traditional. But if you're in the market for a horticultural flourish, it's hard to beat the oversize heart-shaped leaves in shades of purple, black-green,...
| Jun 18, 2009
| 8:51 AM
Eysenbach leads both the Lincoln Park Conservatory and Garfield Park Conservatory, the nation's largest public glasshouse. She also serves as a parks and open space consultant, writing and speaking about green space planning. In 2004, she was awarded a...
| Nov 23, 2003
Your home, with its warm, dry air and handsome window treatments, may be a delight for people. But to a houseplant, it can be a hostile environment.
Many of the plants we like to grow indoors hail from tropical, subtropical or desert lands where they...