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  • 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

  • Cops: Handicapped Plano man missing

    Cops: Handicapped Plano man missing
    Plano police have issued a missing person report for a man with cerebral palsy who was last seen Friday evening. Corey M. Cann, 21, was last seen at his home on the 500 block of Hale Street in Plano at 7 p.m. Friday and has not be heard from since,...
  • Chicago floods: Evacuations, sandbagging as river levels rise

    Chicago floods: Evacuations, sandbagging as river levels rise
    After wreaking havoc on the morning commute, closing schools and prompting scattered evacuations, the massive storm that dumped upwards of a half-foot of rain on parts of the Chicago area overnight is expected to continue throughout the day, with flooding...
  • Songs of Good Cheer essay contest entries

     
    The prompt for this year's "Songs of Good Cheer" reader contest was simple: "Write a short essay about a memorable moment involving a holiday song." My co-host for the "Songs..." concerts, Mary Schmich, writes about the results in her Wednesday......
  • How I got into photography: Anne Cusack

     
    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."...