| Nov 10, 2013
Shawn Temple, a development director for Weston Solutions, said he has manufacturers, grocery chains and retailers interested in erecting solar panels along large swaths of abandoned industrial sites in Chicago.
"We have lots of clients and sites...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 2:53 PM
In this age of consumer goods shipped readily from China and real-time video chats conducted with friends in Africa, it is difficult to imagine how stunning the World's Columbian Exposition must have been during its run.
For six months in Jackson Park,...
| Nov 3, 2013
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...
| Nov 12, 2013
While rescue workers in the Philippines tend to the immediate aftermath of the powerful typhoon that killed an estimated 10,000 people, distraught Filipino Americans in the Chicago area on Monday continued to focus on raising money and collecting goods...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 7:41 AM
At this time of year, I am all about deadlines.
Work life, family life, whatever. Everything needs to run on a strict deadline.
Walk the dogs at this time, get to church at that time, go to work, cover this game, that game and the other game. So...
| Nov 9, 2013
Seventy-five years ago in Berlin, Gerald Franks' parents got a 5 a.m. phone call from a distraught aunt.
"Get out!" she screamed, saying her husband had been taken away by the Nazis. Hastily, Franks' family took refuge in his grandmother's house,...
| Sep 20, 2013
SIOUX FALLS — A Tyrannosaurus rex named Sue is back in South Dakota, but museum officials quickly discovered she was going to need a bigger home.
Workers preparing for the traveling exhibit had to add six vertical feet of space and temporarily...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 3:13 PM
When it travels, which is rarely, the "Bay Psalm Book" has an entourage, including private security men. It's how superstars roll, as well as American history artifacts potentially worth as much as a winning lottery ticket.
Also like a superstar, the...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 3:59 PM
Covering museums in Chicago is like having a horn of plenty to pluck fruit from. Just in recent days, the Newberry Library had the first book printed in America in for a pre-auction visit, and I then got to spend an afternoon at the Field Museum's N.W....
| Oct 17, 2013
| 1:46 PM
There are almost 400 billion trees in the Amazon River basin, “close to the number of stars in the Milky Way galaxy,” says Nigel Pitman, a Field Museum visiting scientist who is second author of a new study that provides the best answer yet to...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 12:30 PM
If you’ve been waiting for your chance to see the Stanley Cup and get your picture taken with it, you’ve almost waited too long.
On Saturday, the Stanley Cup will be at The Field Museum. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., museum-goers will be able to...