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  • Sprinkled with history

    Sprinkled with history
    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...
  • Search for missing Aurora boy shifts

    Search for missing Aurora boy shifts
    As authorities expressed increasing concern about a missing 6-year-old Aurora boy and shifted their search to the Rock Falls area, his father remained optimistic Wednesday that his son would be found safe. “Timothy is a very intelligent young man,&...
  • Timmothy still daily part of life, six months after he disappeared

    Timmothy still daily part of life, six months after he disappeared
    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...
  • Oh, baby! New male gorilla at Brookfield Zoo gets to know potential mates

    Oh, baby! New male gorilla at Brookfield Zoo gets to know potential mates
    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-...
  • Foundations help grown-up dreams come true

    Foundations help grown-up dreams come true
    Two years ago, Matt Hendon realized his back was bleeding from a mole that had gone undetected because it blended in with a tattoo he has. The spot, sadly, turned out to be a cancerous growth. "(The cancer) had already spread to other areas of my body,"...
  • Western Springs a small town with lots to offer

    Western Springs a small town with lots to offer
    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...
  • A little town with a lot of appeal

    A little town with a lot of appeal
    Note to movie location scouts: La Grange Park offers the perennially Normal Rockwell-ish streetscapes you want for movies set in the 20th century. Its dog-walking, baseball-playing, flag-waving residents would make congenial extras as they come and go...
  • Your morning adorable: African wild dog puppies get a checkup at Illinois' Brookfield Zoo

     
    The birth of a big litter of African wild dog puppies at Illinois' Brookfield Zoo late last year is great news for their endangered species. The litter, born to 6-year-old mother Kim and 4-year-old father Digger on Thanksgiving, contains a......
  • African wild dogs make themselves at home at England's Chester Zoo

     
    A pack of seven African wild dogs who recently moved from a zoo in Sweden are already settling into their new habitat -- a specially designed enclosure intended to mimic the conditions in their native sub-Saharan African plains -- at......
  • Seriously, why all the coyotes?

     
    RedEye's Leonor Vivanco talked to the director of Cook County Animal & Rabies Control about why there's been such an uptick in Chicago's critter population: With coyotes roaming the streets of Chicago like it's the great outdoors, there have been at...
  • Songs of Good Cheer essay contest entries

     
    The prompt for this year's "Songs of Good Cheer" reader contest was simple: "Write a short essay about a memorable moment involving a holiday song." My co-host for the "Songs..." concerts, Mary Schmich, writes about the results in her Wednesday......