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  • Lake Michigan video reveals 'cool fishes hanging out'

    Lake Michigan video reveals 'cool fishes hanging out'
    Lake Michigan or some sort of exotic underwater locale? The video from Shedd Aquarium Great Lakes researchers Solomon David and Phil Willink will make you wonder. Posted to YouTube last week, the two-minute video takes you under the waters of the lake...
  • 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...
  • Art, dining feel sting of winter in degrees

    Art, dining feel sting of winter in degrees
    Let's start with the obvious: This has been a harsh, crummy winter, and at times just about everyone has preferred to stay indoors rather than to deal with extreme cold, snow and dicey walking or driving conditions. So it stands to follow that Netflix,...
  • Weather fallout for Monday: Schools shutting down for day

    Weather fallout for Monday: Schools shutting down for day
    Chicago Public Schools has called off school for its 400,000 students Monday because of the extreme cold and high winds forecast for the region, a decision that many other schools and public institutions across the area are making for similar reasons....
  • Chicago bracing for second deep-freeze in a month

    Chicago bracing for second deep-freeze in a month
    For the second time in less than a month, predictions of dangerous subzero temperatures have closed many Chicago-area schools Monday, invited transportation delays and added to a general fatigue over the unrelenting chill and unusually high snowfall....
  • 175 years of memorable, horrible, humorous and remarkable events that shaped Chicago

    175 years of memorable, horrible, humorous and remarkable events that shaped Chicago
    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. Some events...
  • Richard Daley leaves office as one of Chicago's most ambitious mayors

    Richard Daley leaves office as one of Chicago's most ambitious mayors
    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. Chicago's...
  • Museum manners

    Museum manners
    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. Consider the...
  • Free summer museum days in Chicago

    Free summer museum days in Chicago
    Far be it from The Frugalista to discourage you from patronizing Chicago's museums. If you have a favorite institution and you can afford it, by all means, become a member. But assuming you don't join everything, here's a list of museum free days and...
  • Friday grab bag: Free museum admissions, sales

    Friday grab bag: Free museum admissions, sales
    Close your eyes, reach in, and grab a fun Chicago deal for the weekend from this Friday afternoon assortment: - Earlier this week, I told you about all the free Chicago museum days coming up. Saturday June 4 and Sunday June 5 are a Bank of America free...
  • Dolphin gives birth to 'good, healthy calf' at Shedd Aquarium

    Dolphin gives birth to 'good, healthy calf'  at Shedd Aquarium
    A Pacific white-sided dolphin gave birth to an apparently healthy calf today at the Shedd Aquarium after coming home pregnant last year from a trip to Miami’s Seaquarium. The birth is a rare and important one for the Shedd, where only three of...