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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Ron Dorfman, 1940-2014

     Ron Dorfman, 1940-2014
    Ron Dorfman's soft-spoken manner belied his strong journalistic convictions and his willingness to fight for a range of progressive principles, even if it meant leaving a job. In December, Mr. Dorfman and his partner of 20 years, Ken Ilio, became the...
  • Bald eagles' numbers soaring in Illinois

    Bald eagles' numbers soaring in Illinois
    Despite the cold weather — and also because of it — thousands of people are grabbing their binoculars this winter and heading out to find bald eagles in Illinois. Chances are better than ever they'll see scenes like the one Thursday near...
  • Joel Greenberg on 'A Feathered River Across the Sky'

    Joel Greenberg on 'A Feathered River Across the Sky'
    Joel Greenberg sat at his Westmont kitchen table, a bearish figure with curly gray hair mirrored by a short gray beard, in front of a stuffed passenger pigeon. The bird looks like an oversized mourning dove, with stitches visible where the head had to...
  • 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...
  • Reels and deals at Sundance

    Reels and deals at Sundance
    PARK CITY, Utah — Director Todd Miller was more nervous than he had expected to be.  The 37-year-old filmmaker's self-financed documentary "Dinosaur 13" had scored one of the Sundance Film Festival's coveted four opening-night slots. Now, facing a...
  • Chicago museum and zoo attendance dipped in 2013

    Chicago museum and zoo attendance dipped in 2013
    Even as attendance dropped overall at area museums and animal attractions in 2013, it was a very good year for horticulture. The Chicago Botanic Garden had more than 1 million visitors for the first time since it opened in 1972, a 5 percent increase...
  • Fire Museum of Greater Chicago settles into new home

    Fire Museum of Greater Chicago settles into new home
    The Fire Museum of Greater Chicago isn't a grandiose thing, looming over a park like the Field Museum or over Michigan Avenue like the Art Institute. It sits in a long-retired, single-bay Chicago firehouse in the 5200 block of South Western Avenue, just...
  • 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...
  • Overlooked fish fin stirs the waters of evolution

    Overlooked fish fin stirs the waters of evolution
    A few hundred million years ago, fish fins morphed into the arms and legs of terrestrial animals, according to evolutionary theory. So, you’d think science would know just about everything about them by now. It turns out that some fins are more...