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  • Best of Museums 2014: The big stories, from 'Bowie' to orchids

    Best of Museums 2014: The big stories, from 'Bowie' to orchids
    The biggest museum story in Chicago in 2014 was, of course, the one that's on the horizon. During the year, billionaire filmmaker George Lucas chose Chicago for his Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, was offered a prime lakefront site in a current Soldier Field parking lot, and put forward a building design that looks like the science-fair volcano of an obsessive "Star Wars" fan.
  • Shedd reveals winning name of rescued sea otter pup

     Shedd reveals winning name of rescued sea otter pup
    And she shall be "Luna." So sayeth the people of the Internet about the former Pup 681, the Shedd Aquarium's rescued baby sea otter-turned-media superstar. Shedd officials Friday morning revealed the winner of the Web ballot that gave Luna, 11 weeks,...

    Meet Luna, the Shedd Aquarium's newly named otter pup

    Meet Luna, the Shedd Aquarium's newly named otter pup
    This otter puppy has a name, and you can call her Luna. After more than a week of voting in a Good Morning America poll, voters chose Luna as the name for the 11-week old otter pup, which was orphaned in October. The announcement was made via a Google...

    Small fire in bathroom leads to Shedd Aquarium closure

    Small fire in bathroom leads to Shedd Aquarium closure
    The Shedd Aquarium was closed Saturday afternoon after a small fire in a restroom prompted an evacuation, officials announced. Shedd officials tweeted about 4:30 p.m. Saturday that the museum would be closed for the rest of the day. About 10 minutes...

    Shedd opens contest to name sea otter pup

     Shedd opens contest to name sea otter pup
    The sea pup polls are open. Chicago's cuddly ambassador of conservation — the orphaned southern sea otter pup who was rescued and brought to the Shedd Aquarium — needs a name. Since her introduction to the world last month, the pup has...