| Aug 23, 2012
| 1:24 PM
Continual coverage of the trial of Drew Peterson for the murder of his third wife, Kathleen Savio.
3:20 p.m. Prosecution might rest its case Friday
Prosecutors said they will be in a position to rest their case Friday morning....
| Aug 27, 2012
| 6:23 PM
A beluga whale gave birth to a baby early this morning at the Shedd Aquarium, officials announced today.
Mauyak, who has given birth to two other calves at the aquarium, gave birth at 2 a.m. to a whale estimated at 150 pounds and 4-1/2 feet, according to...
| May 16, 2012
| 9:31 AM
The Field Museum will be closed Monday because of the NATO summit, despite announcing earlier that it would remain open.
Officials announced earlier this month that the Field, Adler Planetarium and Shedd Aquarium would all be closed Sunday, the first...
| Mar 29, 2013
The Shedd Aquarium had a problem: From time to time, its penguins did not have happy feet.
The birds, particularly the older ones, developed bumblefoot — uncomfortable lesions that can be caused by standing too long on a rough surface. The Shedd...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 1:46 PM
On Friday the Shedd Aquarium will debut the latest addition to its whale family: an eight-week-old female Beluga Whale.
Her mother, Mauyak, gave birth on Aug. 27 to the calf, then 4 feet, 6 inches long and weighing 130 pounds. The calf has grown about...
| Jun 11, 2012
| 6:43 AM
Most people taking a 90-minute boat tour on a 90-degree afternoon in late May would wear shorts rather than pants for the excursion. Not Diego Boneta. The star of the upcoming “Rock of Ages” film wore jeans as he sat front row on the top...
| Jun 23, 2012
| 7:06 AM
An 18-month-old girl is recovering at a hospital after she apparently stuck her hand into the family fish tank and a piranha bit off the tip of her finger at their Maine Township home.
Her parents heard their daughter start crying in their Bay Colony...
| Jul 5, 2012
| 1:20 PM
The Shedd Aquarium was closed this afternoon after power went out in the building along the lake, officials said.
The electricity failed around 1 p.m., and patrons and staff were evacuated as a precaution said Shedd spokeswoman Andrea Smalec.
| Jul 6, 2012
| 3:54 PM
The two Alaskan fishermen had stopped to examine a bald eagle when they noticed something sleek and gray in the Bristol Bay surf: a baby beluga whale in the shallows, faintly whistling and clicking.
The whale, already dehydrated and disoriented, soon...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 12:09 PM
Overhead trains, river-touring boats, legendary dinosaurs and American Girls: Chicago's best attractions appeal to all ages. And though it's a big city, Chicago extends a warm Midwestern welcome to visitors while keeping it real with an ample dose of...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 12:14 PM
Upon entering the Shedd Aquarium's "Be Like Bond: The Stingray Affair" gala, attendees filed past a 20,000-gallon pool filled with stingrays that raised their heads like puppies for petting. The "touch experience" was a highlight of this annual black-...