| Dec 19, 2014
| 12:50 PM
Whether you're looking to introduce your kids to your favorite childhood video games or to enter the world of HeroClix and role-playing games, these retro arcades and gaming lounges have it covered. We checked out each shop to arrive at these highlights...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 2:57 PM
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.
This afternoon party is for adults as much as...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 3:46 PM
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...
| Dec 24, 2014
| 11:01 AM
Commonwealth Edison said it was about economic development in 2011 when it sold Illinois lawmakers on its dream to build a futuristic digital electrical grid.
The new $2.6 billion grid, paid for by electricity customers, the utility said, would...
| Jan 3, 2015
| 4:23 AM
When Brookfield Zoo staffers learned that three of their bottlenose dolphins were pregnant, many planned their vacations early in anticipation of assisting with the births in December.
Their eagerness gave way to disappointment last month as they are...
| Dec 26, 2014
| 7:15 AM
The Doings features one (or more) of Brookfield Zoo’s animals each month with some background information about the animal, its species, its family and its connection to the zoo. This month’s animals are polar bears Aussie, Anana and Hudson,...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 5:54 PM
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...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 11:39 AM
The hulking animals that stepped from trailers to corrals here late at night drew a hushed, attentive audience of about 25 people.
The reason for the reverence: wild bison have been reintroduced on the prairies east of the Mississippi River for the...
| Nov 28, 2014
| 3:05 PM
Amber Pogerzelski of Elmwood Park enjoys taking photographs for fun, but some of her most recent work captured top honors from the Brookfield Zoo.
Pogerzelski was named grand prizewinner this November in the Chicago Zoological Society’s 2014...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 3:07 PM
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.
| Oct 15, 2014
| 10:07 AM
"From ghoulies and ghosties and long-leggedy beasties and things that go bump in the night, Good Lord, deliver us," goes a traditional Scottish prayer. But at this time of year, a lot of people savor the possibility of a good fright. Several museums and...