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  • African wild dogs make themselves at home at England's Chester Zoo

     
    A pack of seven African wild dogs who recently moved from a zoo in Sweden are already settling into their new habitat -- a specially designed enclosure intended to mimic the conditions in their native sub-Saharan African plains -- at......
  • Seriously, why all the coyotes?

     
    RedEye's Leonor Vivanco talked to the director of Cook County Animal & Rabies Control about why there's been such an uptick in Chicago's critter population: With coyotes roaming the streets of Chicago like it's the great outdoors, there have been at...
  • Songs of Good Cheer essay contest entries

     
    The prompt for this year's "Songs of Good Cheer" reader contest was simple: "Write a short essay about a memorable moment involving a holiday song." My co-host for the "Songs..." concerts, Mary Schmich, writes about the results in her Wednesday......
  • How I got into photography: Anne Cusack

     
    We asked staff photographer Anne Cusack what sparked her interest in photography. This is the first in an occasional series of posts from our staff on how they got into the "business."...
  • Actor loves 'starchfest'

    Actor loves 'starchfest'
    Larenz Tate has been in Oscar-winning films and critically acclaimed TV shows ("Ray," "Crash," "Rescue Me"), but to his young children, he's just the "blueberry pancake guy." "They have no idea what I do for a living," said the 34-year-old actor, who...
  • Ride the rails to suburban fun

    Ride the rails to suburban fun
    The suburbs of Chicago are like people: Each one has a unique personality with its own appeal and claim to fame. The problem is that (many) city-dwellers balk at the idea of going to the suburbs, and (lots of) suburbanites think first of Chicago —...
  • Tribute gifts

    Tribute gifts
    We all have people in our lives who are tough to buy for. You know, the ones who have everything they need and buy everything they want. It sure would be nice to come up with an unexpected gift that shows some thought and a lot of love. Consider a...
  • Suburbs host farmers markets

    Suburbs host farmers markets
  • Part 5: 10 things you might not know about the western suburbs

    Part 5: 10 things you might not know about the western suburbs
    The western suburbs range from the inner ring of Oak Park and Cicero to the bustling Naperville and Schaumburg corridors and beyond. They're bungalow belt, suburban cul-de-sac and pastoral mansions. And they're inextricably linked to the city, first by...
  • Have fun and shop this weekend with these Chicago-area deals

    Have fun and shop this weekend with these Chicago-area deals
    Here are some fun free or cheap things to do in the Chicago suburbs this weekend. Stay warm! Schaumburg cut-rate fun: Half price to Legoland in Schaumburg is the deal of the day on FamilyFinds. That's 2 adults and 2 kids admission for $34, normally $68....
  • What to do for free on Martin Luther King Day in Chicago

    What to do for free on Martin Luther King Day in Chicago
    Hey, parents, don't you just love those Mondays in February when the kids are off from school but the adults still have to work? It's like the schools said, "Everything's going a little too smoothly here -- let's kick it up a notch!" Here are some free...