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The Wonders of Our Trees


This time of year, their bright colors light up our landscape in amazing ways, but there’s far more to love about trees than mere aesthetics. Explore the many ways trees enrich our communities and our environment, and meet the people whose life work is protecting them for generations to come.

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A Big, French Family

Sharing in a “movable feast,” the members of Alliance Française de DuPage represent the amazing nature of America’s melting pot. Whether European ex-pats or admirers of all things French, they’ve discovered a unique bond in their cultural connections.

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Stimulate Your Senses at the Woodstock Farmers Market

Visit any Tuesday or Saturday from April through October, and you’re sure to be drawn in by the rich sights, sounds and smells all around you. In this season of abundant harvest, there are many ways to taste the fruits of our local farms.

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Illinois Bicentennial: The Challenging Road to American Statehood

In celebration of Illinois’ bicentennial, explore how the Prairie State became central to the U.S. in terms of economy, culture and politics, and learn how you can join in on the celebrations happening through this year.

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From Prairies to Dairies … And Back Again

Before Wisconsin became the cheese capital, dairy farms in Kane and McHenry counties were milking a golden opportunity in Chicago. Join Jim Killam for a look into the industry’s past and the effort to protect the family farms and open pastures that still remain.

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