| Sep 13, 2013
| 8:18 PM
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...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 2:37 PM
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,...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 11:12 AM
After wreaking havoc on the morning commute, closing schools and prompting scattered evacuations, the massive storm that dumped upwards of a half-foot of rain on parts of the Chicago area overnight is expected to continue throughout the day, with flooding...
| Dec 10, 2013
It's 2 degrees outside, and just the thought of wrestling into 17 layers of wool -- plus parka --
saps your will to live.
But you've seen every episode of "Boardwalk Empire"(twice), your rations of last week's chili are depleted and restless leg...
| May 15, 2013
| 2:47 PM
The surprise isn't that the Shedd Aquarium now has an exhibit where visitors can touch stingrays as they glide by, but rather that the most popular aquarium in the U.S. hasn't had one before now.
Usually called something like Stingray Bay or Stingray...
| May 21, 2013
| 4:53 AM
One secret to a dolphin ultrasound is that the machine is pretty much the same one used on human women, except the “Logiq e Vet” branding badge is replaced with something more species-appropriate.
Another secret is that the cold,...
| May 22, 2013
| 2:53 PM
Where else to see dinosaurs if you can't make it to "Erth's Dinosaur Petting Zoo":
"Dinosaurs Alive!" at Brookfield Zoo: Life-size animatronic reptiles mix with the animal exhibits through Oct. 27. Including dinosaur newcomers (Styracosaurus and...
| May 23, 2013
| 10:23 AM
A Maywood mother and her boyfriend pleaded not guilty this morning to charges that they beat and killed her 1-year-old son before disposing the child’s body in the Des Plaines River.
Clad in yellow jumpsuits, Lakeshia Baker, 22, and Michael Scott,...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 3:55 PM
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...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 2:09 PM
Chicago Public Schools has called off school for its 400,000 students Monday because of the extreme cold and high winds forecast for the region, a decision that many other schools and public institutions across the area are making for similar reasons....
| Jan 26, 2014
| 6:32 PM
For the second time in less than a month, predictions of dangerous subzero temperatures have closed many Chicago-area schools Monday, invited transportation delays and added to a general fatigue over the unrelenting chill and unusually high snowfall....