| Apr 17, 2014
| 7:19 AM
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Jane Dailey is a professor of American history at the University of Chicago and the Law School. She has published extensively on the history and law of race in the United States since the Civil War.
| 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,...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 10:00 AM
It's easy for visitors to miss Brookfield Zoo’s newest addition: A newborn white-cheeked gibbon, clinging to his mother’s blonde fur.
He was born June 9 and joins a small family of gibbons at the zoo's Tropic World: his mother Indah, his...
| 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...
| Feb 11, 2012
TRAER, Iowa — It all began with a trip to the Brookfield Zoo. As she was getting ready to leave, Ruth Rasmussen eyed a salt and pepper shaker set, shaped like coffeepots, but with a bear and the zoo's name embossed on the front.
"I just picked it...
| Oct 14, 2011
Covering only 2.62 square miles, Western Springs is small in size but has many things commuters want from a bedroom community. Streets canopied by old trees. A busy downtown within walking distance of every house. A diverse housing stock. Plenty of...
| Oct 21, 2011
| 7:54 AM
Two young okapi, an African forest mammal that looks like a cross between a giraffe and a zebra, have taken up residence in the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore's giraffe house.
The two okapi are half-brothers, on loan from the Dallas Zoo. Askari (ahz-kar-ee)...
| Oct 27, 2011
| 10:06 AM
A Westmont man who came over to his estranged wife’s for a family movie night that ended with her strangulation confessed today to her murder.
In a partial plea with DuPage County prosecutors, Ian Alamilla pleaded guilty to the first-degree...
| Oct 30, 2011
| 9:40 AM
A bottlenose dolphin died within minutes of being born at the Brookfield Zoo early this morning, officials said.
The male calf was born at 6:51 a.m. to Tapeko, the zoo's 29-year-old dolphin after about three hours of labor, officials from the...
| Nov 18, 2011
| 7:55 AM
For Timmothy Pitzen's 7th birthday a few weeks ago, his grandmother and dad planted a 7-year-old blue spruce in the grandmother's backyard in Antioch.
"I bought him a birthday card and cut out pictures of the things I would have bought for him," Alana...