| 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...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 5:20 AM
A newborn female dolphin has died at Brookfield Zoo, just a week after she was born, officials announced.
The calf, which had not yet been named, was born about 11 a.m. Friday to Allie, a 26-year-old bottle nose dolphin. She died about 11:45 a.m....
| Dec 30, 2013
| 7:34 AM
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'...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 2:20 PM
Frigid temperatures today forced many city cultural attractions to choose between opening for planned free-admission days and shutting down because of the weather.
The state requires museums on public park land to charge no admission 52 days per year,...
| Sep 8, 2013
| 1:36 PM
A funeral has been set for a murdered Maywood toddler after DNA tests have confirmed the identity of a body found on a bank of the Des Plaines River.
After four months, DNA testing confirmed that the body found in the Des Plaines River was Bryeon...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 8:18 PM
Nearly five months after he was beaten to death and dumped into the Des Plaines River, a funeral was held Friday for 1-year-old Bryeon Hunter.
Bryeon's mother, Lakeshia Baker, 22, told investigators that she and her boyfriend, Michael Scott, beat her...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 2:37 PM
The baby eastern black rhinoceros born at Lincoln Park Zoo in August was introduced to the outside world today.
The 200-pound calf, born Aug. 26, was named King, according to a press release from the zoo; he was named for King Harris, whose wife, Caryn,...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 5:28 AM
Dolphin shows at Brookfield Zoo have been temporarily canceled to allow a male calf born Wednesday to bond with his mother.
The 40-pound calf was born to Tapeko and is about 3-1/2 feet long, according to a release from the zoo. Staff are “...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 5:12 AM
After a hard-fought battle, Illinois residents next month can begin applying for permits to carry concealed guns in public. But those who do could face another challenge: figuring out where it's legal to carry a firearm and where having a gun could land...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 2:34 PM
An 18-year-old western lowland gorilla gave birth Monday at the Brookfield Zoo, officials said today.
The infant was born in the early morning hours to Koola, according to Chicago Zoological Society, which manages Brookfield Zoo.
Guests will be able...
| Nov 7, 2013
Cookie, the Brookfield Zoo's resident 80-year-old cockatoo, was in fine form Tuesday morning.
The last remaining member of the west suburban zoo's original animal collection when it opened in 1934, he squawked with excitement — a piercing,...