| Aug 6, 2014
| 2:17 PM
The only way Chicago's Field Museum could have had a better benefactor is if there had been a generous turn-of-the-last-century tycoon named "Natural History."
Considering the unlikelihood of that, "Field" will do. Marshall Field was a retailing mogul...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 11:08 AM
Which 4G cell phone provider is Chicago's fastest?
Although the answer varies on location, a Laptop Magazine study found that Verizon rings in on top.
The testing compared network speeds of four major carriers—AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon&...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 3:20 PM
Urban planner Leslie S. Pollock wrote for Outside Opinion on July 27, criticizing the proposed location of the Lucas museum near Soldier Field. Here's an edited response:
The Lucas museum should be more visible? You don't know the design, and it will...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 1:08 PM
She's always been larger than life. Now the story of Sue the Tyrannosaurus rex, the pride of the Field Museum, hits the big screen in "Dinosaur 13," opening Friday at the Gene Siskel Film Center — 24 years and three days after she was discovered...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 1:00 PM
Call it extreme parenting: Scientists announced the discovery of a deep sea octopus mom that faithfully guarded the same clutch of eggs for a record-breaking 4-1/2 years.
"This is the longest brooding or gestation of any animal on the planet," said Brad...
| Aug 14, 2014
A story Wednesday about workers picketing a Skokie company incorrectly described ownership of Golan's Moving and Storage. The company is owned by three people who have dual Israeli-U.S. citizenship, a company official said, but is registered with the...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 11:30 AM
In 1997, with considerable help from McDonald's and the Walt Disney Corp., Chicago's Field Museum of Natural History outbid (among others) the Smithsonian Institution and bought the bones of the 67-million-year-old Tyrannosaurus rex known as Sue. The...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 9:28 AM
For those who missed the annual Whisky Advocate WhiskyFest this past spring—either because of the $200 ticket price or how quickly the event sells out each year—there's a new whiskey festival option this year.
Lively Water Whiskey Fest,...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 12:27 PM
The star of a new, compelling and cautionary documentary titled "From Billions to None: The Passenger Pigeon's Flight to Extinction" (10 p.m. Thursday on WTTW-Ch 11) is a dead pigeon named Martha.
She died on September 1, 1914, in a zoo in Cincinnati,...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 4:03 PM
The Chicago Park District has tapped acclaimed architect Jeanne Gang to help it develop a long-range plan for the Museum Campus, the district will announce Wednesday.
The plan takes on added import because Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to give “Star...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 8:39 PM
More than just the setting for a fanciful cartoon movie, Madagascar, of course, is a real island boasting some of the most fascinating biological history on Earsth.
A new Field Museum exhibition, opening Saturday, tries to tell some of that story --...