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  • Searching for solitude in summer's waning days

    Searching for solitude in summer's waning days
    Words that describe summer in the Midwest in general, and Chicago in particular: magical, memorable, anticipated, revered. And let's not forget: frenzied, overstimulating, overwhelming, fleeting. "Come September, you push down the windows you pushed up,...
  • Upcoming events in Highland Park & Deerfield, Aug. 22-26

    Upcoming events in Highland Park & Deerfield, Aug. 22-26
    Coming up Aug. 22-26: Festivals, live music, and classes for green thumbs and toe-tappers. Growing succulents Learn how to garden indoors at Patty Turner Center's Horticulture Workshop from 2 to 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22. Horticulturalist Jamie Plotkin...
  • Upcoming events: Aug. 10-13

    Upcoming events: Aug. 10-13
    Plan now for live music, comedy and a sweet class for kids in Highland Park and Deerfield. Summer send off Deerfield's "Summer Sampler" series comes to a close as Chicago group Final Say takes the stage from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday. The quartet of...
  • Bungalow Belt part and parcel of Chicago's fabric

    Bungalow Belt part and parcel of Chicago's fabric
    In 1917, Albert Schorsch, a 29-year-old real estate dealer on the Northwest Side, sent carpenters and bricklayers to build 16 single-family homes on the 6000 block of Grace Street in a style then relatively new to Chicago but destined to be no less the...
  • Highland Park rec areas getting lightning detection system

    Highland Park rec areas getting lightning detection system
    A $100,000 lightning detection system, using sensors, horns and strobe lights, will be installed this month at 10 of Highland Park's major recreational areas, and at Rosewood Beach and Moraine Park in 2015. The Park District of Highland Park chose the...
  • Chicago's Rideshare debate: Is new ordinance 'overregulation' or welcome change?

    Chicago's Rideshare debate: Is new ordinance 'overregulation' or welcome change?
    Like the old adage says, “You can’t please everybody.” It appears that’s the case with the city’s new rideshare ordinance, which will force companies such as Uber X, Lyft and Sidecar to adhere to regulations such as...
  • Mailbag: City must be proactive with fire prevention

    I have lived in the Top of the World area for 35 years. One of the most traumatic events of my life is when I had to evacuate my home during the devastating 1993 fire. That event left me psychologically scarred and hyper-aware of the possibility of...
  • Trice: Chicago's blight extends far beyond the Trump sign

    Trice: Chicago's blight extends far beyond the Trump sign
    Dear Mayor Rahm Emanuel, I appreciate your frustration regarding the newly emblazoned 20-foot-6-inch-high sign that now hangs over the riverfront near Michigan Avenue. I appreciate your concern that it is, as you put it, "tasteless" and that the...
  • 'Right in the middle'

    'Right in the middle'
    On a recent Friday afternoon at Willye B. White Park on Howard Street in Rogers Park, dozens of kids hit baseballs, kicked soccer balls and swung on the playset. The shrieks that accompanied the child’s play were loud—yet it was a quiet...
  • Upcoming events: Deerfield and Highland Park

    Upcoming events: Deerfield and Highland Park
    Entertainment calendar of events for the week of May 29. One Hot Mess Vibe at 1935 welcomes the band One Hot Mess as they perform their rocking covers at 8 p.m. on May 30. This trio of musicians will serve up songs from the likes of Pearl Jam and...
  • The best playgrounds in Chicago: City edition

    The best playgrounds in Chicago: City edition
    Chicago was recently named one of the most playful cities in the United States by national nonprofit KaBOOM!, an organization that seeks to make play accessible to all kids. We’re not talking Minecraft marathons or Candy Crush sessions but play in...
  • Highland Park, Deerfield entertainment calendar: April 14

    Highland Park, Deerfield entertainment calendar: April 14
    Fun things to do in Highland Park and Deerfield from April 19 to April 21.  Norton's Rocks There are versatile cover bands, and then there's The New Younger Brothers Band. This group is sure to put a rocking end to your night at Norton's Restaurant at...