| Jun 5, 2014
| 10:05 AM
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...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 2:41 PM
The hops that Shedd Aquarium grows cannot claim pride of place.
To reach them, these days, you walk around a chain-link construction enclosure, duck beneath branches in a landscaped area and scramble up onto a low ledge of the aquarium's building.
| Sep 3, 2014
| 3:30 PM
When you enter Brookfield Zoo, it seems as if the big fountain on the broad, open plaza, the one surrounded by circular pathways, ought to be the center of things.
But development in the west suburban animal park has been mostly to the west, so that...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 9:27 AM
For the legions of kids who adore them, the Kratt Brothers are easy to tell apart. Martin wears the blue shirt. Chris is the one in green.
The zoologist brothers have been making and starring in children's educational television since their first...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 4:58 PM
A gas leak outside of Brookfield Zoo has been stopped and authorities said repairs to it will be finished by midnight, officials said.
Zoo spokeswoman Sondra Katzen said they are planning to be open for business Saturday.
No people or animals were...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 1:12 PM
The main parking lot of Brookfield Zoo was closed today after a construction crew hit a gas line, officials said.
No injuries were reported when workers hit the line around 10:30 am. at 31st Street and Golf View Road in the west suburb, according to zoo...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 2:03 PM
Walt Disney is sticking around, jellyfish are going away while snow monkeys arrive, and David Bowie, as represented by his artifacts, is coming to town.
The fall museum calendar is a busy one, unveiling new shows and new events as well as the reprise of...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 4:30 PM
For as long as she can remember, Nava Greenblatt has been fascinated by animal behavior.
"Watching animals interact with other (animals or people) or with their environment is so interesting," she said. "It's hard to tear myself away."
| 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....
| 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...
| 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...