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Frank Lloyd Wright is the acknowledged master of the prairie home, one of the few indigenous American styles. The Fall Creek is an update of that early 1900s style. Its characteristic features include a hipped, low-pitched roof that extends out in...
Our Town CorrespondentMen who never know what to buy their wives or girlfriends for Valentine's Day are in luck this year: Art Works is hosting an event that will make shopping easy and women happy. “My Art Belongs to You!” is catered toward men but gets their...
Tags: Arts and Culture, Artists, Arts
In 2011, the volunteer Kalo Foundation led the charge to preserve a piece of Park Ridge's history and at the same time it made history, winning the city its most recent Governor's Hometown Award. The award from 2012 was presented recently to those who...
Tags: Government, Lobbying, Executive Branch, Midway, Politics
More Than a Book Club Our book club began almost accidentally at a Mary Kay party in 1994. Someone at the event suggested we begin one, and before we knew it we were reading "A Thousand Acres" by Jane Smiley and meeting once a month at each other's...
Contributing WriterLast January, you loaded up. You loaded up on all the leftover, on-sale, clearance-priced Christmas wrapping paper you could lay your hands on. You bought Hanukkah bags, Santa wrap, gifty things with poinsettias and reindeer and holly, and you put it...
For her first L.A. solo exhibition at Francois Ghebaly Gallery, Romanian-born artist Andra Ursuta has built a ruin of a modernist swing set. Propped up on either side by precarious stacks of hollow concrete blocks that form a kind of lattice, a smooth,...
Tags: Arts and Culture, Arts
Following a migration pattern of many couples starting families, Corine Graham and Patrick Scanlan left their modern condo, with its open floor plan and sleek B&B Italia sofa, and moved into a traditional prairie-style home in an oak-leafed suburb,...
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Ada Louise Huxtable, the architecture critic who in two decades of writing for the New York Times became a powerful force in shaping New York City and was better known than many of the architects she was covering and certainly more feared, has died. She...
When Les Barker, a web designer for Wheaton College and a resident of Aurora, learned a parent/teacher group in Connecticut had made an appeal for paper snowflakes, he felt a connection. Les has been making snowflakes since he was a child. Through the...
Since the New Year starts off with my 300th In The Pipeline column, I thought we'd go back to the beginning for an update. Column No. 1 involved a mysterious landmark, a black, granite tombstone at Springdale Street and Warner Avenue, in the bushes...
We all know that the holidays are commercialized. For those looking for an alternative to the mass pandemonium of the malls, gift shops at Chicago museums offer presents with local interest as well as artistic and educational panache. And in many cases,...
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