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  • Attendance dips at major Chicago museums in 2014

    Attendance dips at major Chicago museums in 2014
    Attendance at a consortium of 15 leading Chicago cultural institutions was down slightly in 2014, in large measure due to the "polar vortex" weather that began the year, but blockbuster year-end exhibitions about a rock star and a year in history kept the...
  • Lincoln Park Zoo's new monkey exhibit inspires continual conservation efforts

    Accolades go to the Lincoln Park Zoo's enchanting exhibit that comfortably houses Japanese snow monkeys. These amazing and wondrously intelligent creatures will mesmerize and enthrall staff and visitors. The snow monkeys will inspire thousands of wildlife...
  • Declining health forces Shedd to euthanize 30-year-old dolphin

    Declining health forces Shedd to euthanize 30-year-old dolphin
    Shedd Aquarium officials said Friday that they had to euthanize a 30-year-old female white-sided dolphin whose health was deteriorating. The dolphin, named Tique, was euthanized Friday evening after an advancement of kidney disease, according to a press...
  • Maze depicting Chicago's lakefront goes for the record

     Maze depicting Chicago's lakefront goes for the record
    After Matthew Haussler pulled the cover from what could be the world's longest hand-drawn picture maze, he said he needed a minute. Before Sunday afternoon's reveal in a corner of the Block Thirty Seven mall in the Loop, the artist had only seen the...
  • George Lucas says museum could land in L.A. if Chicago falls through

    George Lucas says museum could land in L.A. if Chicago falls through
    George Lucas said Friday that complications in his plan to build his Lucas Museum of Narrative Art on the Chicago lakefront may put Los Angeles back in the running. Last summer, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti made a vigorous push to get the "Star Wars"...
  • Summer camps that won't wait

    Summer camps that won't wait
    Days of shorts and flip-flops never seem farther away than in January, but some of the most popular summer camps are opening registration this month. Procrastinate, and your child just might get iced out. Latin School camps You don't have to be a...
  • 'Moochie Kalala' TV series stars Tim Kazurinsky and Chicago's museums

    'Moochie Kalala' TV series stars Tim Kazurinsky and Chicago's museums
    Sunday's first episode of the new, Chicago-made kids' TV series "Moochie Kalala Detectives Club" starts with Tim Kazurinsky's character telling his grandkids a fantastical story that leads to a search for truth at Adler Planetarium. Although the...
  • Most schools closed as dangerous cold settles in

    Most schools closed as dangerous cold settles in
    More than 200 school districts across the area, including Chicago Public Schools, were closed Wednesday as temperatures hovered around zero at daybreak and dangerous wind chills were in the forecast for the rest of the week. For those who ventured out,...
  • Shedd Aquarium offers another cold-related free day

    Shedd Aquarium offers another cold-related free day
    During the continued cold snap Thursday, Chicago's kids will have a number of warm places to go. The Shedd Aquarium is offering Illinois residents free general admission into its original galleries. Admission to the Caribbean Reef, Amazon Rising and...
  • Rush-hour snow snarls expressways, airports

    Rush-hour snow snarls expressways, airports
    White-out conditions were reported on several expressways, and more than 400 flights were canceled at O'Hare and Midway airports, as blowing snow hit the Chicago area in time for the afternoon rush Thursday. Visibility was down to a matter of yards along...
  • Breeding dolphins a complicated undertaking for zoos, aquariums

    Breeding dolphins a complicated undertaking for zoos, aquariums
    When Brookfield Zoo staffers learned that three of their bottlenose dolphins were pregnant, many planned their vacations early in anticipation of assisting with the births in December. Their eagerness gave way to disappointment last month as they are...