| Jan 17, 2011
| 1:35 AM
Hey, parents, don't you just love those Mondays in February when the kids are off from school but the adults still have to work? It's like the schools said, "Everything's going a little too smoothly here -- let's kick it up a notch!" Here are some free...
| Feb 3, 2011
| 5:05 AM
As of 6 a.m. today, about 5,800 ComEd customers were still without power, according to a company news release. Of those, 5,000 were in Chicago.s
The company expects all power to be restored by mid-day today. Officials late Wednesday night said crews...
| Feb 11, 2011
| 6:39 AM
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....
| Feb 17, 2011
| 4:08 PM
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...
| May 23, 2012
| 10:06 AM
It's springtime at Brookfield Zoo and that means it's time for the pitter-patter of little hooves.
The zoo welcomes its newest addition; a baby bison calf born May 16.
She doesn't have a name yet but you can find her roaming around with her mom and...
| Jun 26, 2012
| 10:04 AM
The silverback gorilla named "JoJo" finds his "mojo" at the Brookfield Zoo.
The 32 year-old was sent there from the Lincoln Park Zoo to accomplish once crucial task: Help expand the critically endangered western lowland gorilla species.
| Nov 21, 2011
| 12:56 PM
A Western lowland gorilla has been born at Lincoln Park Zoo, the first of the endangered species born there since 2005, and will be introduced to the public Tuesday, the zoo announced today.
The female gorilla, who has not yet been named, was born Nov....
| Nov 22, 2011
| 6:31 AM
For the first time in six years, a baby gorilla was born in Lincoln Park Zoo's Regenstein Great Ape House, a place where not so long ago it wasn't unusual to see multiple gorilla births every year.
The still unnamed female infant was born Wednesday to...
| Jun 26, 2012
| 1:50 PM
It wasn’t their first date. JoJo, an enormous silverback gorilla from Lincoln Park Zoo, and his female companions, Binti Jua and Koola, met for brunch Tuesday atop a miniature mountain in west suburban Brookfield.
As part of breeding program,...
| May 28, 2012
| 7:48 AM
Cabin Fever Remedies for Kids in Chicago
Mom & Tot Bowling at Pinstripes
Pinstripes is an upscale and sophisticated entertainment / dining facility where you can bowl or play bocce ball. There are two locations: in Northbrook and South Barrington. On...
| Jan 27, 2012
| 1:54 AM
Despite the so-so economy, attendance at Chicago's museums and zoos, held steady last year.
Overall attendance at 14 area institutions was 14.4 million, virtually identical to the 2010 totals, according to the group Museums Work for Chicago.