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  • The museum, the money, hard feelings and hard times

    The museum, the money, hard feelings and hard times
    When the Field Museum announced in December it would slash spending on science, the museum’s president and several trustees largely blamed the economic recession. But reporter Jason Grotto and I uncovered records showing a decade of major building...
  • Daniel Burnham: The man with a plan

    Daniel Burnham: The man with a plan
    Many men and women helped raise Chicago out of the ashes of the Great Fire of 1871 and transform it into the major city it would become in the 20th century, people such as Marshall Field, Charles Wacker, Aaron Montgomery Ward, Potter Palmer, Jane Addams...
  • Field Museum cutting costs, losing scientists

    Field Museum cutting costs, losing scientists
    Chicago's Field Museum made headlines on four continents this year after researchers discovered a 600-year-old Chinese coin in late December on the Kenyan island of Manda, revealing there was trade between China and East Africa before European explorers...
  • Just where will it be legal to carry a gun in Illinois?

    Just where will it be legal to carry a gun in Illinois?
    After a hard-fought battle, Illinois residents next month can begin applying for permits to carry concealed guns in public. But those who do could face another challenge: figuring out where it's legal to carry a firearm and where having a gun could land...
  • Chicago Cubs upset over trashing of Wrigley Field replica cake

    The Chicago Cubs are not happy with how a cake created in honor of Wrigley Field's 100th anniversary was disposed of following a charity event on Wednesday. A 400-pound replica of the century-old ballpark, created by the bakery made famous on the...
  • State agency defends conservation officer who killed cougar on farm

    State agency defends conservation officer who killed cougar on farm
    The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is defending a conservation police officer's decision to fatally shoot a cougar in Whiteside County after it was found hiding near a farmhouse. The encounter Wednesday near Morrison, about 130 miles west of...
  • Dinosaur discovered by Field expedition rivaled T. rex

    Dinosaur discovered by Field expedition rivaled T. rex
    Field Museum scientists have discovered a new "top predator" dinosaur in North America, a significant precursor to Tyrannosaurus rex and an important part of an emerging fossil record for the continent, the museum announced early Friday.  The 4-ton, 30-...
  • New dinosaur species found in Utah was a Tyrannosaurus rival

    New dinosaur species found in Utah was a Tyrannosaurus rival
    Meet the rex wrecker, a 3-ton competitor to tyrannosaurs who stoked a family rivalry over millions of years in western North America. The fossil find in central Utah, dubbed Siats meekerorum, was from the Allosauroid family, weighed around 3 tons, was...
  • Books to give as gifts

    Books to give as gifts
    As your relatives get older, it can get increasingly difficult to find them great gifts. We've created a number of scenarios for giving the best books for each of your adult family members. -------------------- This piece first ran in Printers Row...
  • 17-year study shows sharks return to give birth where their moms did

    17-year study shows sharks return to give birth where their moms did
    There’s no place like home – especially for lemon sharks about to give birth. Despite absences as long as 17 years, the pregnant sharks returned to the exact spot in the Bahamas where they were born when they were ready to become mothers,...
  • Museums' reach is wider than walls

    Museums' reach is wider than walls
    Most of Chicago's major zoos and museums are more than just showpieces for their collections, animal or anthropological. Two new scientific studies — both based in the Bahamas and deriving from 18 or more years of work there — highlight...