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Owner of Bunge Mansion puts landmark up for sale

Published: Friday, May 2, 2014 9:28 a.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014 4:42 a.m. CDT
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Vincent Barrett of Jacob Ambrose Painting paints the exterior of the Gustav Bunge Mansion on April 24 in Downers Grove. The house is currently for sale and will have an open house from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. May 4.
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Gustav Bunge had this stained glass window originally installed for his while while the house was being built.
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A Parlor Room with an original fire place is just one of the amenities inside the 4,000-square-foot Gustav Bunge Mansion in Downers Grove. The house is currently for sale and will have an open house from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. May 4.
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The Bunge Mansion master bedroom combines modern style with several original features and fixtures.

RINGWOOD – A hands-on workshop will give teachers the background to build a native garden with their students back at their own school.

The program will be held 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. July 28 to Aug. 1 at Glacial Park's Lost Valley Visitor Center in Ringwood.

Participants will learn about the native plants and local Great Lakes habitats as a basis for interdisciplinary kindergarten through 12th grade curriculum activities, teacher professional development and citizen science. 

The program is collaboration with the Arboretum at University of Wisconsin, Lake County Forest Preserve and Earth Partnership for Schools. It's funded in part by the U.S. EPA Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.

The Great Lakes Earth Partnership Institutes will provide participants with the Great Lakes-EPS K–12 Curriculum Guide and Resource Binder, continental breakfast, snacks and supplies for the week

The cost is $100 per teacher, and each school will receive $150 for their school grounds project. Teachers can receive graduate credit from the University of Wisconsin-Madison; all fees have been waived. The program also translates to 45 continuing professional development units.

For more information, contact Education Outreach Coordinator Mary Kozub at the McHenry County Conservation District at 815-678-4532, extension 8117.

The deadline to register is July 20.

- Northwest Herald

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