| Nov 29, 2013
| 9:34 AM
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...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 3:07 PM
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...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 3:24 PM
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,...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 2:09 PM
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....
| Jan 26, 2014
| 6:32 PM
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....
| 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.
| 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.
| May 31, 2011
| 2:51 PM
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...
| Jun 3, 2011
| 8:46 AM
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...
| Jun 3, 2011
| 4:06 PM
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...