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  • Guess what Brookfield Zoo named its baby gorilla?

    Guess what Brookfield Zoo named its baby gorilla?
    After a two-week campaign soliciting suggestions from the public, Brookfield Zoo announced the winning name of its four-month old baby gorilla (a girl): Nora.  The zoo said more than 70,000 votes were cast, and Nora--which means "honor" and "light"--...
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       - Return to other listings Jane Dailey Jane Dailey is a professor of American history at the University of Chicago and the Law School. She has published extensively on the history and law of race in the United States since the Civil War. Bill...
  • Pace buses to connect CTA train stops and Brookfield Zoo

    Pace buses to connect CTA train stops and Brookfield Zoo
    Pace is launching weekend bus routes that will carry riders from CTA train stations to Brookfield Zoo, the agency announced Wednesday. Starting Memorial Day, one route will connect passengers to the zoo from the Harlem/Lake Station on CTA's Green Line...
  • Zoos and Shedd Aquarium join elephant campaign

    Brookfield Zoo, Lincoln Park Zoo and the Shedd Aquarium announced Tuesday they are joining a fight to protect African elephants through the newly launched 96 Elephants Campaign. The campaign aims to help the endangered animals in their homeland, educate...
  • Brookfield Zoo's baby gorilla gets name: Nora

    Brookfield Zoo's baby gorilla gets name: Nora
    After four nameless months and thousands of online votes, Brookfield Zoo’s baby gorilla is now known as Nora. The infant, born in November to 18-year-old Koola, was officially named Tuesday after two weeks of online voting. Nora won more than half...
  • 21 reasons to leave the house

    21 reasons to leave the house
    It's 2 degrees outside, and just the thought of wrestling into 17 layers of wool -- plus parka -- saps your will to live. But you've seen every episode of "Boardwalk Empire"(twice), your rations of last week's chili are depleted and restless leg...
  • Where to celebrate New Year's Eve with kids

    Where to celebrate New Year's Eve with kids
    You don't have to celebrate New Year's Eve on your sofa just because you can't get a sitter. Ring in 2014 with kids in tow (in some cases, a little early) at one of these fam-friendly celebrations. "Build it Big" Bubble Bash The DuPage Children's Museum'...
  • Holidays Hit Home with the Top 13 Chicago Traditions

    When he was young, John Rivera used to think Santa Claus took up permanent residence in downtown Chicago, not at the North Pole. “That’s what it felt like,” says Rivera, 47. “I’d see Santa on TV and at Marshall Field’...
  • St. Charles Park Dist. to be honored for work with Blanding's turtles

    St. Charles Park Dist. to be honored for work with Blanding's turtles
    If you've ever been to the Hickory Knolls Discovery Center in St. Charles, you've probably seen them – about a dozen Blanding's turtles, an endangered species native to Illinois and the Great Lakes region. The turtles, which have what looks like...
  • Many Brookfield Zoo animals, visitors opt for warmth of indoor areas

    Many Brookfield Zoo animals, visitors opt for warmth of indoor areas
    The subzero conditions Monday made it too hard for many animals at Brookfield Zoo to wander into their outdoor enclosures. And a majority of the few dozen humans who ventured to the west suburban zoo also shunned the outdoors for the warmth of inside...
  • Chicago museum and zoo attendance dipped in 2013

    Chicago museum and zoo attendance dipped in 2013
    Even as attendance dropped overall at area museums and animal attractions in 2013, it was a very good year for horticulture. The Chicago Botanic Garden had more than 1 million visitors for the first time since it opened in 1972, a 5 percent increase...