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  • 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...
  • A year at the museums: Memorable moments from 2013

    A year at the museums: Memorable moments from 2013
    Museums are meant to be almost timeless, places that offer a long-view look at the world around us and a focus on what is important rather than merely fashionable. So to excerpt one year from the lives of Chicago's museums and talk only about what...
  • Field Museum admission goes up for non-Chicago residents

    Field Museum admission goes up for non-Chicago residents
    Starting next month, it'll cost more for non-Chicago residents to get into the Field Museum. The Chicago Park District on Wednesday approved increasing the general admission fee by $3 for non-Chicago residents. While children under 3 years old can enter...
  • 30,000-piece mineral collection donated to Wheaton College

    It had taken Arthur Smith more than five decades to amass his collection of gems and minerals. And when he died, at the age of 74, the Wheaton College alumnus' life's work went back to the place where his love for geology began. A 30,000-piece gem...
  • Field Museum admission fee could increase

    Field Museum admission fee could increase
    The price to enter the Field Museum may go up for visitors who don't live in the city. The Chicago Park District board of commissioners on Wednesday will consider authorizing an increase to the general admission fee and special passes for the Field...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Divvy conquers

    Divvy conquers
    Powder-blue, with cartoony lines and cushions everywhere, the Divvy bike looks like something a 7-year-old would be very excited to find under a Christmas tree or, more feasibly, near a Christmas tree. A not-unreasonable first reaction to one is to look...
  • Field Museum exhibit captures the flavor of 1893 World's Fair

    Field Museum exhibit captures the flavor of 1893 World's Fair
    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,...
  • 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...
  • Big Ten preview: Northwestern

     Big Ten preview: Northwestern
    Pat Fitzgerald makes his rounds at 5 p.m. on Thursdays. "He'll say, 'The office is closed in five minutes. Get out of here,'" linebackers coach Randy Bates said. "And then he'll swing by a second time to make sure." Thursday is date night for...