| 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...
| 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 —...
| Nov 25, 2010
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.
| Jul 15, 2010
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| Aug 14, 2010
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...
| Jan 14, 2011
| 8:53 AM
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....
| Jan 17, 2011
| 1:35 AM
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...