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  • Endangered gorilla born at Lincoln Park Zoo

    Endangered gorilla born at Lincoln Park Zoo
    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....
  • Lincoln Park Zoo ape family gets visit from stork

    Lincoln Park Zoo ape family gets visit from stork
    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...
  • Illinois couple enjoy reindeer games

    Illinois couple enjoy reindeer games
    — About 3,000 miles south of the North Pole, on the windswept prairie of central Illinois, Mark and Julie Hardy and their 16 reindeer are awaiting Santa and the long winter's nap that follows his visit. Now is the busiest time of year at Hardy's...
  • Oh, baby! New male gorilla at Brookfield Zoo gets to know potential mates

    Oh, baby! New male gorilla at Brookfield Zoo gets to know potential mates
    JoJo, an enormous silverback gorilla who recently moved into Brookfield Zoo, had brunch Tuesday with his new female friends Binti Jua and Koola atop a miniature mountain at his new home. But it wasn't their first date. As part of a breeding program, 32-...
  • JoJo the gorilla settles in at Brookfield Zoo

    JoJo the gorilla settles in at Brookfield Zoo
    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,...
  • Winter agenda: Events for the season

    Winter agenda: Events for the season
    STAGE The Christmas Schooner Have yourself a City of Big Shoulders Christmas at the Mercury Theater, the current home of the beloved Chicago musical, “The Christmas Schooner.” Created by John Reeger and Julie Shannon, “Schooner”...
  • Power is on at ZooLights in Lincoln Park and Brookfield Zoo's Holiday Magic

    Power is on at ZooLights in Lincoln Park and Brookfield Zoo's Holiday Magic
    You can call it humbuggery, but I had a pretty low-voltage reaction to ZooLights the first time I went to see it, probably 10 years ago. I remember at the Lincoln Park Zoo's holiday season tribute to luminescence some lights in trees and some animal...
  • Foundations help grown-up dreams come true

    Foundations help grown-up dreams come true
    Two years ago, Matt Hendon realized his back was bleeding from a mole that had gone undetected because it blended in with a tattoo he has. The spot, sadly, turned out to be a cancerous growth. "(The cancer) had already spread to other areas of my body,"...
  • Chicago aldermen endorse $33 million settlements in two police cases

    Chicago aldermen endorse $33 million settlements in two police cases
    The City Council Finance Committee today endorsed spending $32.7 million to settle two police misconduct cases, including what may be the single largest payment of its kind in city history. The larger settlement, now set for a Thursday vote of the...
  • Shedd says it draws most visitors of any U.S. aquarium

    Shedd says it draws most visitors of any U.S. aquarium
    The Shedd Aquarium reclaimed its attendance title among the nation’s major non-profit aquariums after trailing the relatively new Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta for the last five years. Nearly 2.17 million people visited the Shedd in 2012, a 2 percent...
  • Gibbon and orangutan meet, hang at Brookfield Zoo