| Jul 16, 2013
| 3:55 PM
Nine female Blanding’s turtles were placed near the shoreline of a pond in a private section of Brookfield Zoo on Tuesday morning.
Some required a little help to find their new watery home while others immediately began to shuffle their way into...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 4:32 PM
By Jessica Reynolds Citing outdated infrastructure and accident-prone sections of roadway, city and state officials are planning a redesign of North Lake Shore Drive. The project, explained thoroughly in this piece by Tribune transportation reporter Jon...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 1:06 PM
Let's pretend for a moment that you're raising your kids the way people did in the olden days, before traveling taekwondo clubs and chess club championships and daylong birthday parties at paintball shooting ranges.
In other words, let's pretend you'...
| Oct 2, 2012
| 12:08 PM
By no means am I a confrontational person. I don’t get in random arguments with people over a perceived slight or social faux pas. Like most, I’m a fan of Larry David’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm” where Larry makes it his...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 2:40 PM
On tonight's WGN News at Five, I'm checking out Backyard Monsters - the new exhibit at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. The experience is designed to make patrons feel what it's like to be the size of a bug - with giant robotic insects, and plenty of...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 2:59 PM
The camera hovers inches above the lush tallgrass, the shot panning past the gold prairie that sways to the wind. This pastoral video imagery, projected on walls at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, represents time zero in the exhibit's narrative. We are...
| Mar 4, 2012
On March 4, 1837, exactly 175 years ago, Chicago was incorporated. Not that Flashback needed a reason, but we took this occasion to compile a very long list of events, year by year and decade by decade, that helped shape this great city.
| Mar 30, 2011
| 4:22 PM
The paintings in Philip Enquist’s exhibit—mostly excerpts from his personal travel journals—show a softer side to one of Chicago’s best-known architects....
| Apr 5, 2011
| 4:23 PM
Stinkeye the bearded dragon and Leu the sinaloan milk snake were only two of about 30 animal attendees at the monthly meeting of the Herpetological Society, which aims to help dispel myths about cold-blooded creatures....
| May 4, 2011
| 4:22 PM
WGN went behind the scenes to check out the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum's amphibians as the museum preps for its new Save the Frogs exhibit. Check out their video: ...
| Jun 23, 2011
| 4:22 PM
Deer, opossum, raccoons, rabbits, feral cats ... beavers? We talk to wildlife experts about what we can find in our backyards — and what we should do about it....