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  • Lincoln Park Zoo: 8 reasons to love it

    Lincoln Park Zoo: 8 reasons to love it
    There are so many ways to enjoy Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo that it might be best just to list them. 1. As a place to see exotic animals. Lincoln Park Zoo isn't America's biggest by any measure, but it packs an awful lot into its 49 acres on the city's...
  • Four hours in ... Lincoln Park

    Four hours in ... Lincoln Park
    There’s a reason Lincoln Park is one of the most sought-after neighborhoods in Chicago — and the unique shops, gorgeous parks and seemingly infinite outdoor activities are just the beginning. Here’s a list of the best ways to spend an...
  • 'Bad Johnson' trailer heavy on Lincoln Park locations

    'Bad Johnson' trailer heavy on Lincoln Park locations
    The less I say about the premise of “Bad Johnson,” the better. The last time I filed a story on the independent comedy starring Cam Gigandet and Jamie Chung – which filmed in Chicago for 20 days in 2012 – I received a brief crash...
  • New glass and a new outlook in Garfield Park

    New glass and a new outlook in Garfield Park
    It sounds like something out of a Gothic novel. Golfball-sized hail falls in the night and blasts football-sized holes in the delicate glass roof covering a storied, turn-of-the-last-century indoor garden. Or maybe it's just a new twist on an old saw:...
  • Sweat it out

    Sweat it out
    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,...
  • Remembering Ted Schaefer

    Remembering Ted Schaefer
    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...
  • 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,...
  • 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”...
  • Coyote killed by car in Lincoln Park

     
    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...
  • Ripped off, roots and all

    Ripped off,  roots and all
    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...
  • We're all ears: Alocasia brings tropical largess to the garden

    We're all ears: Alocasia brings tropical largess to the garden
    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,...
  • Mary Eysenbach

    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...