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  • Best of Museums 2014: The big stories, from 'Bowie' to orchids

    Best of Museums 2014: The big stories, from 'Bowie' to orchids
    The biggest museum story in Chicago in 2014 was, of course, the one that's on the horizon. During the year, billionaire filmmaker George Lucas chose Chicago for his Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, was offered a prime lakefront site in a current Soldier Field parking lot, and put forward a building design that looks like the science-fair volcano of an obsessive "Star Wars" fan.
  • Dolphin is born but dies at Brookfield Zoo

    Dolphin is born but dies at Brookfield Zoo
    A male dolphin died shortly after being born at Brookfield Zoo on Friday, zoo officials said. The calf surfaced, as is normal, after its 8:45 a.m. birth to 11-year-old first-time mother Noelani, said Bill Zeigler, senior vice president of collections...

    Baby orangutan Kecil gets a mother at Brookfield Zoo

     Baby orangutan Kecil gets a mother at Brookfield Zoo
    For a 10-month-old orangutan, Kecil is a pretty well-traveled guy. He was napping at Brookfield Zoo early Wednesday afternoon after a busy morning of media appearances during which Kecil ("Kuh-CHEEL") stuck to a strict no-comment policy. Curled around...

    Power is on at ZooLights in Lincoln Park and Brookfield Zoo's Holiday Magic

    Power is on at ZooLights in Lincoln Park and Brookfield Zoo's Holiday Magic
    You can call it humbuggery, but I had a pretty low-voltage reaction to ZooLights the first time I went to see it, probably 10 years ago. I remember at the Lincoln Park Zoo's holiday season tribute to luminescence some lights in trees and some animal...

    Meet our oldest animals in Chicago

    Meet our oldest animals in Chicago
    Cookie, the Brookfield Zoo's resident 80-year-old cockatoo, was in fine form Tuesday morning. The last remaining member of the west suburban zoo's original animal collection when it opened in 1934, he squawked with excitement — a piercing,...