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Chicago Botanic Garden 

(1000 Lake Cook Road)

Running until March 22: The Orchid Show

Writers Theatre 

(325 Tudor Court) 

Running until March 15: “Stick Fly”

Takiff Center

6:30 p.m. Friday, March 6: Sculpt and Sip 

Aleksandra Ivanisevic

Sometimes, love stinks — just ask Spike about it. 

Who’s Spike, you ask? Spike is the Chicago Botanic Garden’s 12-year-old titan arum (Amorphophallus titanum) — commonly referred to as the corpse flower. For the first time in the Chicago area, the plant will bloom, providing a sensory experience, optical and olfactory, to visitors of the garden’s Semitropical Greenhouse. (The first documented titan arum blooming in the United States occurred in 1937 at the New York Botanical Garden.) 

Fouad Egbaria
More than 60 Deer Path Middle School staff members and parents attended a special Lake Forest School District 67 board meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 8, in search of information regarding Principal Tom Cardamone, whose absence from the school starting two weeks ago has left many unanswered questions, reports our sister paper, The Lake Forest Leader.
Megan Bernard
“Once I had a family, I realized spending time at a career that didn’t leave me completely fulfilled, no longer made sense. So, I went back to school at the Harrington School of Design, obtained a master’s degree and began working in home staging."
Megan Bernard

Blacksheep General Store, located at 346 Park Ave., opened its doors on Friday, Sept. 26, the latest addition to the downtown business district.

Fouad Egbaria

This home, located across from a protected bird sanctuary and designed by architect Paul Konstant, sits on a quiet street close to town. 

What: Five-bedroom, 4.1-bath home

Where: 602 South Ave., Glencoe 

Amenities: This home — originally built for former Notre Dame Fighting Irish and Candian Football League quarterback Tom Clements’ family — features a two-story front entry and hardwood floors. The approximately 3,600-square-foot home includes four second-floor bedrooms with an au-pair suite on the lower level. 

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Glencoe 150 Hall of Fame Sesquicentennial dinner was held Saturday, Jan. 26, at the Skokie Country Club.

John Kastl, Glencoe resident, lawyer and former Hollywood actor, served as master of ceremonies.

Full story coming. 

Megan Bernard
After 24 years as one of Northbrook Court’s anchor stores, Macy’s will officially close its doors in the coming weeks, according to a statement from the department store company sent to The Anchor's sister paper, The Northbrook Tower.
Megan Bernard
At 12:15 a.m. April 22, 13 people were cited for underage consumption and possession of alcohol after an underage drinking party was reported in the 400 block of Park Avenue in Glencoe.
Megan Bernard

A pedestrian was struck and killed by a train Wednesday, May 29, near the Indian Hill train station in Winnetka, as reported by The Winnetka Current.

Metra was notified at 7:12 p.m. that a Union Pacific North train hit the pedestrian near the station while heading north toward Kenosha, said Sylvia Cooper, a Metra spokesperson.

“The Winnetka Fire Department confirmed the fatality,” she said.

As of press time, details on the victim are not available.

Megan Bernard