| Nov 29, 2012
| 3:22 PM
We asked staff photographer Anne Cusack what sparked her interest in photography. This is the first in an occasional series of posts from our staff on how they got into the "business."...
| May 22, 2013
| 2:53 PM
Where else to see dinosaurs if you can't make it to "Erth's Dinosaur Petting Zoo":
"Dinosaurs Alive!" at Brookfield Zoo: Life-size animatronic reptiles mix with the animal exhibits through Oct. 27. Including dinosaur newcomers (Styracosaurus and...
| Feb 24, 2013
| 12:13 PM
Plano police have issued a missing person report for a man with cerebral palsy who was last seen Friday evening.
Corey M. Cann, 21, was last seen at his home on the 500 block of Hale Street in Plano at 7 p.m. Friday and has not be heard from since,...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 5:03 PM
The Shedd Aquarium reclaimed its attendance title among the nation’s major non-profit aquariums after trailing the relatively new Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta for the last five years.
Nearly 2.17 million people visited the Shedd in 2012, a 2 percent...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 10:47 AM
The City Council Finance Committee today endorsed spending $32.7 million to settle two police misconduct cases, including what may be the single largest payment of its kind in city history.
The larger settlement, now set for a Thursday vote of the...
| Dec 22, 2012
| 7:49 PM
— About 3,000 miles south of the North Pole, on the windswept prairie of central Illinois, Mark and Julie Hardy and their 16 reindeer are awaiting Santa and the long winter's nap that follows his visit.
Now is the busiest time of year at Hardy's...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 2:50 PM
You can call it humbuggery, but I had a pretty low-voltage reaction to ZooLights the first time I went to see it, probably 10 years ago.
I remember at the Lincoln Park Zoo's holiday season tribute to luminescence some lights in trees and some animal...
| May 23, 2013
| 10:23 AM
A Maywood mother and her boyfriend pleaded not guilty this morning to charges that they beat and killed her 1-year-old son before disposing the child’s body in the Des Plaines River.
Clad in yellow jumpsuits, Lakeshia Baker, 22, and Michael Scott,...
| May 21, 2013
| 4:53 AM
One secret to a dolphin ultrasound is that the machine is pretty much the same one used on human women, except the “Logiq e Vet” branding badge is replaced with something more species-appropriate.
Another secret is that the cold,...
| May 15, 2013
| 2:47 PM
The surprise isn't that the Shedd Aquarium now has an exhibit where visitors can touch stingrays as they glide by, but rather that the most popular aquarium in the U.S. hasn't had one before now.
Usually called something like Stingray Bay or Stingray...