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  • 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...
  • January 24: Focus on Family - Cabin Fever Remedies

    January 24: Focus on Family - Cabin Fever Remedies
    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...
  • Chicago's overall museum attendance holds steady

    Chicago's overall museum attendance holds steady
    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. Some...
  • 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...
  • The Hotline: Even lifeguards at Six Flags need to cool down

    The Hotline: Even lifeguards at Six Flags need to cool down
    If you see a lifeguard enjoying a ride down one of the water slides or taking a dip in a wave pool at Six Flags – it’s just part of staying safe on the job. Lifeguards at the Hurricane Harbor water park at Great America switch positions every...
  • Suburbs host farmers markets

    Suburbs host farmers markets
  • What a little bird told us

    Once upon a time, there were parrots living in America. Not the escaped kind we know today that steal away from airports and apartments to find improbable refuge in Brooklyn or Chicago, but wild parrots that evolved here in their own slow, mysterious way....
  • December 11 - Jan Kostner

    December 11 - Jan Kostner
    Holiday Festivities in Illinois Christkindlmarket at Daley Plaza Wonderland Express Returns to the Garden - Botanic Gardens Brookfield Zoo's 28th Annual Holiday Magic Ski Snowstar Winter Sports Park in Andalusia East Peoria Festival of Lights Rock...
  • No Tax Hike, But Spending Bill Laden With Pork

    (WGN-AM)- Gov. Pat Quinn may not have passed an income tax to plug a massive hole in the state budget, but the rookie governor joined Democratic and Republican lawmakers in putting together a heaping platter of pork-barrel projects. Quinn can stake a...
  • Brookfield Zoo Welcomes A New Addition

    (WGN-AM)- Brookfield Zoo welcomed Joyce, a 26-year-old African elephant, who spent her first day in the newly renovated outdoor elephant yard Monday morning. Standing about 8 feet tall, weighing in at 6,800 pounds, Joyce is a little bit taller than...
  • Bushman comes to Chicago

    In 1930, most African animals were still exotic creatures from a little-known land. When an orphaned infant gorilla named Bushman arrived at Lincoln Park Zoo on this date, he quickly became an international attraction. He appeared in newsreels. The...