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  • Weather fallout for Monday: Schools shutting down for day

    Weather fallout for Monday: Schools shutting down for day
    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....
  • Chicago bracing for second deep-freeze in a month

    Chicago bracing for second deep-freeze in a month
    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....
  • 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...
  • Many Brookfield Zoo animals, visitors opt for warmth of indoor areas

    Many Brookfield Zoo animals, visitors opt for warmth of indoor areas
    The subzero conditions Monday made it too hard for many animals at Brookfield Zoo to wander into their outdoor enclosures. And a majority of the few dozen humans who ventured to the west suburban zoo also shunned the outdoors for the warmth of inside...
  • 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...
  • Free family Valentine's Day outings in Chicago this weekend

    Free family Valentine's Day outings in Chicago this weekend
    Here are some free ways for families to celebrate Valentine's Day in Chicago this weekend: - Go to Marble Slab Creamery on Michigan Ave. for a free sample of a tiramisu ice cream creation. - Get a free Caribou Coffee when you buy one, with this coupon....
  • Brookfield Zoo introduces African pups

    Brookfield Zoo introduces African pups
    Ten African wild dogs born to the same mother in November at Brookfield Zoo didn’t seem as wild as their name suggests as they were getting 12-week exams and vaccinations in assembly line fashion on Thursday. Some were shaking and scared. Others...
  • Brookfield Zoo gorillas get medical exams

    Brookfield Zoo gorillas get medical exams
    Two western lowland gorillas at Brookfield Zoo, including one made famous by helping to rescue a human child, were given complete physicals today. Zoo veterinary staff gave dental and medical exams to 23-year-old Binti Jua and Bakari, Binti's nearly 6-...
  • Free parking in Chicago -- really!

    Free parking in Chicago -- really!
    One of the recent Frugalista columns in the Chicago Tribune was about strategies for parking in Chicago -- for free or at least for less than people usually get stuck paying. The column drew some thanks from drivers, but, as I expected, I also got...
  • 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...