| Aug 8, 2013
| 8:10 AM
Join the Ireland Animal Clinic on their annual bus trip to the beautiful Brookfield Zoo in Chicago on Saturday August 17. The price is only thirty dollars per person and this includes the price of admission to the Brookfield Zoo and transportation from...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 5:35 AM
The Seven Seas dolphin exhibit at Brookfield Zoo has a new addition: A “healthy and strong’’ female calf born last Friday.
The calf hasn’t been named yet. She was born about 11 a.m. Friday to Allie, a 26-year-old bottle nose...
| Jul 26, 2013
A special celebration will be held Sunday at Brookfield Zoo by an organization known to all cops, firefighters, paramedics and other first responders in the Chicago area.
It is the one organization that first responders' families never want to meet. But...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 5:58 AM
Jasiri, a 7½-year-old giraffe at Chicago's Brookfield Zoo, gave birth on June 21 to a male calf.
| Jul 8, 2013
| 2:16 PM
Better lighting, a turn lane and a walk sign that counts down the time pedestrians have to cross safely are among the improvements under consideration for First Avenue at Forest Avenue/Ridgewood Road in Riverside.
That section of First Avenue, a state...
| Jun 18, 2013
A volunteer at Brookfield Zoo for nearly three decades, Marge Brumis often went the extra mile in her role as one of about 300 docents that engage visitors in conservation education by interpreting animal exhibits.
"She was a remarkable woman and...
| Dec 7, 2012
The holidays always seem to come too soon and leave too early.
One minute you're wailing that the stores are playing "Jingle Bell Rock" at Halloween, the next you're whimpering that it's Jan. 2 and you never really felt the holiday spirit.
By "you," I...
| 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,...
| 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...
| May 22, 2013
| 2:53 PM
Where else to see dinosaurs if you can't make it to "Erth's Dinosaur Petting Zoo":
"Dinosaurs Alive!" at Brookfield Zoo: Life-size animatronic reptiles mix with the animal exhibits through Oct. 27. Including dinosaur newcomers (Styracosaurus and...
| May 23, 2013
| 10:23 AM
A Maywood mother and her boyfriend pleaded not guilty this morning to charges that they beat and killed her 1-year-old son before disposing the child’s body in the Des Plaines River.
Clad in yellow jumpsuits, Lakeshia Baker, 22, and Michael Scott,...