| Oct 29, 2013
| 7:34 PM
A popular sea otter suffering from age-related health problems has been euthanized, officials at the Shedd Aquarium said Tuesday.
Rio, a North American river otter described as “charismatic” and “charming,” was 21 years old, nine...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 11:45 AM
Two weeks after winning the Stanley Cup for the second time in four seasons, the Blackhawks are searching for future stars at their prospect camp. The training sessions run through Friday at Johnny's IceHouse West (2550 W. Madison St.) and are open to the...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 11:39 AM
Growing up can be difficult for the offspring of any wild animal -- but especially when your eyes glow red, you're going to develop yellow eyebrow plumes and your family members are considered the eccentrics of your breed.
However, the Shedd Aquarium's...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 11:28 AM
If a tornado carrying multiple varieties of sharks actually did find its way to L.A., the sharks wouldn’t be angry. They would be incredibly confused.
“To be up in a tornado, I don’t think they would have the cognitive desire to go...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 2:37 PM
A group of protesters targeted the Shedd Aquarium today as part of a campaign in about a dozen countries to ask that whales and dolphins in captivity be released.
The "Empty the Tanks" campaign today targeted aquariums in at least 10 U.S. cities,...
| Mar 4, 2012
On March 4, 1837, exactly 175 years ago, Chicago was incorporated. Not that Flashback needed a reason, but we took this occasion to compile a very long list of events, year by year and decade by decade, that helped shape this great city.
| Feb 23, 2011
| 1:29 PM
After an extended holiday in Miami, Tique, a 26-year-old Pacific white-sided dolphin who resides at the Shedd Aquarium, returned home last year revealing that she is in the family way.
Officials at the Shedd, which has a collection of four female...
| May 28, 2012
| 7:19 AM
Spring Break Staycation Ideas:
Pizza-PJ Movie Marathon
Frozen pizzas, your favorite family movies, PJ's, for a great movie marathon.
Buy a Citipass! Get admission to the Shedd Aquarium, The Field Museum, Skydeck...
| May 28, 2012
| 7:55 AM
Tips for Easter Egg Coloring:
Be creative. These recipes are merely suggestions. There may be many other things in your house, like onion skins or red cabbage, which will work as well.. Make sure that the water is hot when you mix in the dry ingredients....
| Apr 29, 2011
| 2:17 PM
Richard Daley leaves office this month as one of the most ambitious mayors Chicago ever had, a political heir who embraced and transcended his birthright but whose hands-on drive to improve the city he loved did not always match his reach.
| May 12, 2011
From the elegant galleries of the Art Institute of Chicago to the stately halls of the Field Museum, the blend of modern culture and modern museum management has created etiquette issues your grandmother's curator could not have imagined.