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       - Return to other listings Jane Dailey 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. Bill...
  • Baby female gorilla born at Brookfield Zoo

    Baby female gorilla born at Brookfield Zoo
    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...
  • Meet our oldest animals in Chicago

    Meet our oldest animals in Chicago
    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,...
  • Rare white-cheeked gibbon born at Brookfield Zoo

    Rare white-cheeked gibbon born at Brookfield Zoo
    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...
  • Odds favor Emanuel in his summer reading bet with Fallon

    Odds favor Emanuel in his summer reading bet with Fallon
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Two young okapi, cousins to the giraffe, are new additions to the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

    Two young okapi, cousins to the giraffe, are new additions to the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore
    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)...
  • Westmont man pleads guilty to strangling estranged wife

    Westmont man pleads guilty to strangling estranged wife
    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...
  • Dolphin calf dies at Brookfield Zoo minutes after birth

    Dolphin calf dies at Brookfield Zoo minutes after birth
    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...
  • 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...