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This vintage farmhouse's exterior makeover won a Chrysalis Award for Normandy Remodeling Design Manager Troy Pavelka.
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New Façade on 19th Century Farmhouse Wins Design Award

A young Chicago couple set out to give their fixer-upper 1897 urban farmhouse a timeless and fresh look, while making the home more energy efficient … Read more ›

Shari and Tom Murphy of Hinsdale, in their newly redesigned kitchen that was part of the Hinsdale Cooks! Kitchen Walk in May.
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Oak Park Kitchen Designer Denise Hauser Brings Foster Mom’s Vision to Life

Over the past decade, Shari Murphy has been a foster mom to about 25 children. So when the Hinsdale Cooks! Kitchen Walk in Hinsdale turned … Read more ›

Waste Management’s  Bagster® Dumpster in a Bag® will help Dad with the cleanup and removal of the debris and materials from his at-home projects.
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Waste Management’s Bagster® helps Dad clean up on Father’s Day

This Father’s Day, if you’re scrambling to find a more practical gift for Dad, try giving him a home improvement tool that will make his … Read more ›

Century of Progress Collection
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How You Can Be An Antique Dealer

Many antique collectors become dealers, after we have spent years collecting. What many collectors don't realize is we should have been dealers, at the same … Read more ›

Sculpture garden by Peter Walker. Photo: Timothy Hursley. © PWP Landscape Architecture
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Peter Walker, Co-designer of the National September 11 Memorial, to speak at Botanic Garden

The renowned landscape architect Peter Walker, who co-designed the National September 11 Memorial, will speak at the Chicago Botanic Garden June 28. His presentation is … Read more ›

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2012 OPRF Garden Walk

Taking a stroll along Harrison Street in the Oak Park Harrison Arts District offers a remarkable treasure of creativity. Artists of varied media live, work, … Read more ›

Frank Lloyd Wright housewalk (May 30, 2012)

Chicago Tribune guide to Wright Plus housewalk June 2 in Oak Park

Let’s face it: If you were planning to have 2,500 of your most intimate friends over to the house, you’d have some serious fixing up … Read more ›

Jill Cataldo
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Super-Couponing: Changing the Way you Shop… Forever! at Oak Park Public Library June 7

Join Jill Cataldo on Thursday, June 7 at Oak Park Public Library to learn how to maximize your grocery savings and purchase hundreds of dollars … Read more ›

Plants ready for your garden
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Fill your garden at Oak Park Conservatory Plant Sale, May 4 – 5

Come to the 23rd Annual Plant Sale sponsored by the Friends of the Oak Park Conservatory. Member sale: Friday, May 4 from 2:00 – 7:00 … Read more ›

Richard Lundin, owner of Lundin Insurance Agency
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Local Insurance Agent Provides 4 Tips to Fight the Fearsome Summer Floods

With a warmer-than-usual spring coming on the heels of a summer-like end of winter, it’s apparent that Mother Nature has been on the Chicago area’s … Read more ›