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  • Dolphin calf born at Brookfield Zoo

    Dolphin calf born at Brookfield Zoo
    A dolphin calf was born at the Brookfield Zoo this morning, officials said. The calf was born to first-time mother Spree at 6:30 a.m., officials said. Shortly after the birth Spree, who is an inexperienced mother, was not providing proper maternal...
  • Funeral set for Maywood toddler whose body was found in Des Plaines River

    Funeral set for Maywood toddler whose body was found in Des Plaines River
    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...
  • Funeral held for Maywood toddler found dead in river

    Funeral held for Maywood toddler found dead in river
    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...
  • Lincoln Park introduces baby rhino to the public

    Lincoln Park introduces baby rhino to the public
    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,...
  • Chicago aldermen endorse $33 million settlements in two police cases

    Chicago aldermen endorse $33 million settlements in two police cases
    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...
  • Illinois couple enjoy reindeer games

    Illinois couple enjoy reindeer games
    — 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...
  • Winter agenda: Events for the season

    Winter agenda: Events for the season
    STAGE The Christmas Schooner Have yourself a City of Big Shoulders Christmas at the Mercury Theater, the current home of the beloved Chicago musical, “The Christmas Schooner.” Created by John Reeger and Julie Shannon, “Schooner”...
  • How I got into photography: Anne Cusack

     
    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."...
  • Endangered Blanding's turtles get new Brookfield Zoo home

    Endangered Blanding's turtles get new Brookfield Zoo home
    Nine female Blanding’s turtles were placed near the shoreline of a pond in a private section of Brookfield Zoo on Tuesday morning. Some required a little help to find their new watery home while others immediately began to shuffle their way into...
  • It's a girl: Dolphin born at Brookfield Zoo

    It's a girl: Dolphin born at Brookfield Zoo
    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...
  • Newborn dolphin dies at Brookfield Zoo

    Newborn dolphin dies at Brookfield Zoo
    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....