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  • Family Friendly: Celebrate 2015 at the Rockin' New Year's Eve Celebration

    Family Friendly: Celebrate 2015 at the Rockin' New Year's Eve Celebration
    Everyone will dance until the stroke of 2 p.m. at the Rockin’ New Year’s Eve Celebration, noon Wednesday, Dec. 31 at the Franklin Park Community Center, 9560 Franklin Ave. “Midnight comes early for the families at the Park District of...
  • Brookfield Zoo dolphin calf born, but doesn't survive

    Brookfield Zoo dolphin calf born, but doesn't survive
    Brookfield Zoo staff members are mourning the unexpected loss of a male dolphin calf born Dec. 5 to a first-time mother, Noelani, 11 years old. “Everything was going along normally, and it appeared to be a normal birth,” said Bill Ziegler,...
  • Family Friendly: Holiday Magic sparkles at Brookfield Zoo

    Family Friendly: Holiday Magic sparkles at Brookfield Zoo
    The excitement will begin when you enter the gate at Brookfield Zoo, 1st Ave. and 31st St., Brookfield, for its annual Holiday Magic event. Over one million lights will illuminate the grounds, 4-9 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 21 and Friday-...
  • Family Friendly: Kids get super powers at DuPage Children's Museum New Year's Eve bash

    Family Friendly: Kids get super powers at DuPage Children's Museum New Year's Eve bash
    Every kid will feel like a superhero at Bubble Bash 2014: A SuperPOWERED New Year’s Eve, 9 a.m.-noon Wednesday, Dec. 31 at DuPage Children’s Museum, 301 N. Washington St., Naperville. That’s because all of the activities at this 13th...
  • Baby orangutan Kecil gets a mother at Brookfield Zoo

     Baby orangutan Kecil gets a mother at Brookfield Zoo
    For a 10-month-old orangutan, Kecil is a pretty well-traveled guy. He was napping at Brookfield Zoo early Wednesday afternoon after a busy morning of media appearances during which Kecil ("Kuh-CHEEL") stuck to a strict no-comment policy. Curled around...
  • Dolphin is born but dies at Brookfield Zoo

    A male dolphin died shortly after being born at Brookfield Zoo on Friday, zoo officials said. The calf surfaced, as is normal, after its 8:45 a.m. birth to 11-year-old first-time mother Noelani, said Bill Zeigler, senior vice president of collections...
  • Dolphin calf born at Brookfield Zoo

    Dolphin calf born at Brookfield Zoo
    It's a boy. Brookfield Zoo has announced the birth of its eighth bottlenose dolphin. Weighing in at 35- to 40-pounds and measuring 31/2 feet long, the calf was born to first-time mom Allison, age 9, on Friday. Though a dolphin birth is not...
  • Best of Museums 2014: The big stories, from 'Bowie' to orchids

    Best of Museums 2014: The big stories, from 'Bowie' to orchids
    The biggest museum story in Chicago in 2014 was, of course, the one that's on the horizon. During the year, billionaire filmmaker George Lucas chose Chicago for his Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, was offered a prime lakefront site in a current Soldier...
  • Second bottlenose dolphin born at Brookfield Zoo

    Second bottlenose dolphin born at Brookfield Zoo
    A second bottlenose dolphin has been born within the last month to an adult dolphin at the Brookfield Zoo, zoo officials announced Thursday. Allie, 27, gave birth at 2:45 a.m. Tuesday, according to the Chicago Zoological Society which manages Brookfield...
  • New Year's Eve parties for kids around Chicago

     New Year's Eve parties for kids around Chicago
    You may not be able to make it to midnight anymore, but that doesn't mean you can't celebrate 2015 with a bang. Get ready to ring in the New Year family-style with these kid-friendly events. Gaetano's This afternoon party is for adults as much as...
  • 7-day-old dolphin calf dies, the second this month at Brookfield Zoo

    7-day-old dolphin calf dies, the second this month at Brookfield Zoo
    A 7-day-old dolphin calf died late Friday evening, becoming the second calf to die this month at Brookfield Zoo, officials said. The calf was the eighth bottlenose dolphin born at Brookfield Zoo, weighing in at 35 to 40 pounds. She was the firstborn...