| Nov 29, 2012
We asked staff photographer Anne Cusack what sparked her interest in photography. This is the first in an occasional series of posts from our staff on how they got into the "business."...
| Mar 3, 2010
| 1:58 PM
Larenz Tate has been in Oscar-winning films and critically acclaimed TV shows ("Ray," "Crash," "Rescue Me"), but to his young children, he's just the "blueberry pancake guy." "They have no idea what I do for a living," said the 34-year-old actor, who...
| Feb 11, 2011
| 6:39 AM
| 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...
| Aug 26, 2010
The suburbs of Chicago are like people: Each one has a unique personality with its own appeal and claim to fame.
The problem is that (many) city-dwellers balk at the idea of going to the suburbs, and (lots of) suburbanites think first of Chicago —...
| Nov 25, 2010
We all have people in our lives who are tough to buy for. You know, the ones who have everything they need and buy everything they want.
It sure would be nice to come up with an unexpected gift that shows some thought and a lot of love.
| Jul 15, 2010
| 8:09 AM
| Aug 14, 2010
The western suburbs range from the inner ring of Oak Park and Cicero to the bustling Naperville and Schaumburg corridors and beyond. They're bungalow belt, suburban cul-de-sac and pastoral mansions. And they're inextricably linked to the city, first by...
| Mar 10, 2011
| 7:09 PM
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-...
| Mar 14, 2011
| 9:11 AM
| May 15, 2011
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...