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  • Draftsman pleads guilty to threatening police after cougar killed

    Draftsman pleads guilty to threatening police after cougar killed
    On the surface, Richard Hyerczyk doesn’t seem like the kind of guy who’d threaten to kill cops and burn the mayor’s house down. A draftsman for a suburban machinery company, Hyerczyk is also an avid naturalist with a master’s...
  • 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...
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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...
  • Odds favor Emanuel in his summer reading bet with Fallon

    Odds favor Emanuel in his summer reading bet with Fallon
    When Mayor Rahm Emanuel bet late-night host Jimmy Fallon that Chicago’s children would read 2.4 million books this summer in order to bring “The Tonight Show” back to Chicago, it sounded like a lofty gamble. But the odds are stacked in...
  • 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"--...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Primates use iPads in zoo study

    Primates use iPads in zoo study
    Most afternoons at the Lincoln Park Zoo, visitors can see something that is both extraordinary and a sight they may also have witnessed in the back seat on the way to the zoo: a primate using an iPad. A human child passing time with a glowing touch-...
  • Art, dining feel sting of winter in degrees

    Art, dining feel sting of winter in degrees
    Let's start with the obvious: This has been a harsh, crummy winter, and at times just about everyone has preferred to stay indoors rather than to deal with extreme cold, snow and dicey walking or driving conditions. So it stands to follow that Netflix,...
  • Weather fallout for Monday: Schools shutting down for day

    Weather fallout for Monday: Schools shutting down for day
    Chicago Public Schools has called off school for its 400,000 students Monday because of the extreme cold and high winds forecast for the region, a decision that many other schools and public institutions across the area are making for similar reasons....
  • Chicago bracing for second deep-freeze in a month

    Chicago bracing for second deep-freeze in a month
    For the second time in less than a month, predictions of dangerous subzero temperatures have closed many Chicago-area schools Monday, invited transportation delays and added to a general fatigue over the unrelenting chill and unusually high snowfall....