| Jan 31, 2013
| 5:03 PM
The Shedd Aquarium reclaimed its attendance title among the nation’s major non-profit aquariums after trailing the relatively new Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta for the last five years.
Nearly 2.17 million people visited the Shedd in 2012, a 2 percent...
| Feb 24, 2013
| 12:13 PM
Plano police have issued a missing person report for a man with cerebral palsy who was last seen Friday evening.
Corey M. Cann, 21, was last seen at his home on the 500 block of Hale Street in Plano at 7 p.m. Friday and has not be heard from since,...
| Apr 5, 2011
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......
| May 4, 2011
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...
| Dec 20, 2011
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......
| Nov 29, 2012
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."...
| Mar 3, 2010
| 1:58 PM
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...
| Feb 11, 2011
| 6:39 AM
Here are some free ways for families to celebrate Valentine's Day in Chicago this weekend:
- Go to Marble Slab Creamery on Michigan Ave. for a free sample of a tiramisu ice cream creation.
- Get a free Caribou Coffee when you buy one, with this coupon....
| Feb 17, 2011
| 4:08 PM
Ten African wild dogs born to the same mother in November at Brookfield Zoo didn’t seem as wild as their name suggests as they were getting 12-week exams and vaccinations in assembly line fashion on Thursday.
Some were shaking and scared. Others...
| Aug 26, 2010
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 —...