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  • CPS, many other schools to stay closed Tuesday

    CPS, many other schools to stay closed Tuesday
    Hundreds of schools, including the Chicago Public Schools, have decided to remain closed on Tuesday because of the dangerous cold. "Tuesday’s expected continuation of subzero temperatures and high winds will make it dangerous for children and...
  • Cold keeps grip on Chicago for a second day

    Cold keeps grip on Chicago for a second day
    Many Chicago-area schools will again be closed Tuesday, dozens of the day's flights have been canceled and some area attractions will be shuttered, with the subzero chill maintaining its grip on the region for another day. But if there was a silver...
  • 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...
  • 10 things you might not know about elephants

    10 things you might not know about elephants
    The popularity of the movie "Water for Elephants" provides an excuse for this parade of powerful pachyderm facts: 1. African and Asian elephants are different species. The African savanna elephant is taller and heavier, has bigger ears and a concave...
  • Aurora police continue search for missing boy

    Aurora police continue search for missing boy
    As Aurora police on Sunday continued their search for a boy missing after his mother's apparent suicide in a Rockford hotel room, the boy's father waited, hoping for good news from authorities on his son's whereabouts. James Pitzen, 39, said he last...
  • 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,&...
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  • Second dolphin calf dies at National Aquarium

    Second dolphin calf dies at National Aquarium
    Animal trainer Deirdre Weadock has worked at the National Aquarium long enough to have seen her share of life and death, but she'll tell you this has been the roughest week of her career. Losing one dolphin, then another, within days. "You can't...
  • 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...
  • The Hotline: Even lifeguards at Six Flags need to cool down

    The Hotline: Even lifeguards at Six Flags need to cool down
    If you see a lifeguard enjoying a ride down one of the water slides or taking a dip in a wave pool at Six Flags – it’s just part of staying safe on the job. Lifeguards at the Hurricane Harbor water park at Great America switch positions every...
  • Dolphin shows to resume at Brookfield Zoo after accidental death of one of them

    Dolphin shows to resume at Brookfield Zoo after accidental death of one of them
    Dolphin shows at the Brookfield Zoo are scheduled to resume today after a female dolphin died after apparently colliding with another dolphin minutes before a show Monday. Nea, a 4-year-old Atlantic bottlenose dolphin, was set to perform an afternoon...