| Jun 8, 2011
| 1:20 PM
Through September 2011
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
2430 N. Cannon Drive
Steve Sullivan's Tips To Make Your Backyard More "Bird Friendly":
One of the things I like to do is take a common, hardy native...
| Jan 11, 2011
| 5:35 AM
There are a lot of daily deals available in Chicago that I'm excited about today, but I could not come up with a unifying theme for them. They're all over the place!
Natural pet products: $10 gets you a $20 voucher for Tasman's Natural Pet, shipping not...
| Jan 6, 2012
| 12:10 PM
Chicago’s largest museums are offering many free days to Illinois residents this month, with most of them following up with more free days in February.
The free days are the result of a revision of a state law regarding the Chicago Park District...
| Jan 27, 2012
| 1:54 AM
Despite the so-so economy, attendance at Chicago's museums and zoos, held steady last year.
Overall attendance at 14 area institutions was 14.4 million, virtually identical to the 2010 totals, according to the group Museums Work for Chicago.
| Jul 5, 2011
| 4:13 PM
Don't look now, but Maryland's state insect is fluttering away.
The Baltimore Checkerspot butterfly, named for the state's founding Calvert family, has dwindled to just a handful of places, mostly in Western Maryland. Experts worry that the butterfly,...
| 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...
| Jun 23, 2012
| 7:40 AM
A 14-year-old boy was killed and 13 other people were wounded by gunfire across the city Friday night into Saturday morning, including a gang-related shooting near the Lincoln Park Zoo, authorities said.
Antonio Davis, of the 8000 block of South Eberhart...
| Nov 11, 2012
The Christmas Schooner
Have yourself a City of Big Shoulders Christmas at the Mercury Theater, the current home of the beloved Chicago musical, “The Christmas Schooner.” Created by John Reeger and Julie Shannon, “Schooner”...
| Mar 22, 2012
| 7:34 AM
Temple Sholom once again brings Chicago's Jewish community together to celebrate its 145th year as one of the largest and most prominent religious organizations in the city with the Temple Sholom Annual Fundraising Gala on Saturday, April 21, 2012 from 6:...
| Mar 30, 2011
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....