By Meghan Morris The king and queen of the Netherlands completed a whirlwind visit to the Windy City on Wednesday, taking on-stage selfies and tours of local educational institutions. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima arrived Tuesday night after spending time in Canada, Washington, D.C., and Grand Rapids, Mich. The couple came to the U.S. to […]
By Meghan Morris This microbiologist uses a non-scientific term to describe his cure for cracking concrete: limestone-pooping bacteria. Henk Jonkers, a professor at Delft University School of Technology in the Netherlands, has created a patented mixture containing bacteria that, when exposed to water, produce limestone that fills microcracks in concrete. If these cracks aren’t filled, […]
By Meghan Morris Getting kids to eat vegetables is tough – even if they’re royalty. The king of the Netherlands said in an interview in the Hague last week that he and his wife fight a continuous battle against sugar consumption by their three daughters, ages 11, 9 and 8. But the princesses will eat Tommies, a Dutch brand of […]
By Meghan Morris THE HAGUE, the Netherlands — The Dutch king–who attended Northwestern University–is looking forward to meeting with Chicago leaders, he said in an interview Wednesday.
By Meghan Morris THE HAGUE, the Netherlands — Beautiful orchids are blooming at any Home Depot or local florist right now, but the flowers look even better in the Netherlands.
By Meghan Morris THE HAGUE, the Netherlands — The king and queen of the Netherlands will visit Chicago June 2-3 to meet with leaders in business, healthcare and community organizations. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima are visiting the country for three days in their first trip to America since the king succeeded his mother to […]
By Meghan Morris Naperville moviegoers can still catch the latest blockbuster with a meal at Hollywood Palms, now under a new operator. The eight-screen movie theater and restaurant, open since 2009, changed ownership twice in the last month after Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings. The building’s landlord, New York-based Brixmor Property Group Inc., bought the enterprise […]
By Meghan Morris Board games have come a long way from Monopoly. What used to be a niche hobby has turned into a thriving subculture, with packed BYOB game nights across the city. This gaming resurgence is bringing younger gamers around tables even as video game sales climb higher.