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  • Dark side of history: Celebrating Halloween at the museums

    Dark side of history: Celebrating Halloween at the museums
    "From ghoulies and ghosties and long-leggedy beasties and things that go bump in the night, Good Lord, deliver us," goes a traditional Scottish prayer. But at this time of year, a lot of people savor the possibility of a good fright. Several museums and other cultural attractions offer their own bag of Halloween treats, tricks and tours. Advance reservations are highly recommended.
  • After a century, bison return to Illinois

    After a century, bison return to Illinois
    The hulking animals that stepped from trailers to corrals here late at night drew a hushed, attentive audience of about 25 people. The reason for the reverence: wild bison have been reintroduced on the prairies east of the Mississippi River for the...

    Brookfield Zoo offers a walk on the wild side

     Brookfield Zoo offers a walk on the wild side
    When you enter Brookfield Zoo, it seems as if the big fountain on the broad, open plaza, the one surrounded by circular pathways, ought to be the center of things. But development in the west suburban animal park has been mostly to the west, so that...

    Preserve and enhance zoos

    Tribune reporter Christopher Borrelli's excellent story about the groundbreaking work of Sarah Feliciano, Matthew Owens and their Brookfield Zoo colleagues ("Meet the team that designs toys for Brookfield Zoo's animals," Arts & Entertainment, Aug. 17)...

    Kratt Brothers' mission: Teach kids wonders of nature

     Kratt Brothers' mission: Teach kids wonders of nature
    For the legions of kids who adore them, the Kratt Brothers are easy to tell apart. Martin wears the blue shirt. Chris is the one in green. The zoologist brothers have been making and starring in children's educational television since their first...