Fundraising Effort Aims to Preserve the Only Castle in Chicagoland

BY ANDREW MORKES, FOUNDER OF NATURE IN CHICAGOLAND The castle in my ancestral neighborhood is beautiful…but in need of serious repair. I didn’t grow up in Ireland nor on the banks of the Rhine in Germany, but in the historic Beverly/Morgan Park neighborhood on Chicago’s far South Side. You might be a little “worse for … Continue reading Fundraising Effort Aims to Preserve the Only Castle in Chicagoland

A Personal Ghost Story, Ghosts of Chicago’s Southwest Suburbs, and 11+ Spots for Post-Ghost-Tour Fun

BY ANDREW MORKES, FOUNDER & AUTHOR OF NATURE IN CHICAGOLAND This blog post takes a break from nature to focus on the ghost stories I heard growing up on the South Side of Chicago. Come along with me as I suspend disbelief, momentarily turn my back on science and reason, and embrace the supernatural. I’m … Continue reading A Personal Ghost Story, Ghosts of Chicago’s Southwest Suburbs, and 11+ Spots for Post-Ghost-Tour Fun