| May 23, 2012
| 10:06 AM
It's springtime at Brookfield Zoo and that means it's time for the pitter-patter of little hooves.
The zoo welcomes its newest addition; a baby bison calf born May 16.
She doesn't have a name yet but you can find her roaming around with her mom and...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 3:00 PM
The campfire was in a metal pit, under a great, wide roof. The tents were pitched on a well-tended lawn, with help from people who work for an outdoors store. Bears were a threat only if someone had forgotten to lock an enclosure door.
And dinner was...
| Jun 27, 2012
JoJo, an enormous silverback gorilla who recently moved into Brookfield Zoo, had brunch Tuesday with his new female friends Binti Jua and Koola atop a miniature mountain at his new home. But it wasn't their first date.
As part of a breeding program, 32-...
| Jun 26, 2012
| 10:04 AM
The silverback gorilla named "JoJo" finds his "mojo" at the Brookfield Zoo.
The 32 year-old was sent there from the Lincoln Park Zoo to accomplish once crucial task: Help expand the critically endangered western lowland gorilla species.
| Jun 26, 2012
| 1:50 PM
It wasn’t their first date. JoJo, an enormous silverback gorilla from Lincoln Park Zoo, and his female companions, Binti Jua and Koola, met for brunch Tuesday atop a miniature mountain in west suburban Brookfield.
As part of breeding program,...
| May 28, 2012
| 7:48 AM
Cabin Fever Remedies for Kids in Chicago
Mom & Tot Bowling at Pinstripes
Pinstripes is an upscale and sophisticated entertainment / dining facility where you can bowl or play bocce ball. There are two locations: in Northbrook and South Barrington. On...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 2:45 PM
Here are some shows and exhibits to watch for at Chicago's museums and zoos this fall, roughly in order of appearance:
"Kouzina": Annual celebration of Greek and Mediterranean cuisine. 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 20 at the National Hellenic Museum, 333 S....
| Apr 19, 2012
| 1:50 PM
It's easily the closest I've ever gotten to a wolf.
Luckily, it was sleeping.
The Mexican gray wolf was once considered an extinct species. Today, with the help of organizations like the Species Survival Plan's Mexican Gray Wolf Management Group,...
| 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...