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  • Chicago's overall museum attendance holds steady

    Chicago's overall museum attendance holds steady
    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. Some...
  • Volunteers try to restore Maryland's vanishing butterfly

    Volunteers try to restore Maryland's vanishing butterfly
    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,...
  • A whoosh of fresh air at lively DuPage Children's Museum

    A whoosh of fresh air at lively DuPage Children's Museum
    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'...
  • I Am the Worst: Larry David and Dogs Edition

    I Am the Worst: Larry David and Dogs Edition
    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...
  • 14-year-old boy killed in Englewood, 13 others wounded across city

    14-year-old boy killed in Englewood, 13 others wounded across city
    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...
  • Winter agenda: Events for the season

    Winter agenda: Events for the season
    STAGE 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”...
  • Exhibit reveals rare glimpse into architect’s private world

     
    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....
  • Reptile lovers show off exotic pets

     
    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....
  • Nature Museum saves the frogs

     
    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:  ...
  • Beyond the deer: What else is in your yard?

     
    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....
  • Nature Museum: the zoo’s ignored cousin?

     
    What's the oldest museum in Chicago? Lincoln Park's Nature Museum, which sometimes gets overlooked by its southern neighbor, the Lincoln Park Zoo....